On December 10, 2020, for the first time in Arkansas, Nettleton STEAM will host an In-Flight Educational Downlink, a live, 20-minute conversation with Expedition 64 astronauts aboard the International Space Station! This is an exciting opportunity for Nettleton STEAM students, both onsite and virtually, and students across the state of Arkansas. Nettleton STEAM has partnered with A-State and other entities, including the Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, for this collaborative effort.

Arkansas PBS will live-stream the event through their various digital platforms and record it for a special broadcast date for a future date to be determined.  It will also be broadcast through Facebook Live, NASA website, KASU and NASA TV.

Nettleton STEAM will be notified by December 3rd of the exact time slot for the live downlink, which is currently scheduled to occur sometime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

We hope students all over the state will join this event to witness history being made in Arkansas. For classrooms with the opportunity to view the downlink, please send the name of your school, classroom grade, and the number of students in the class to Jill Clogston, A-State Education Renewal Zone Director at jclogston@astate.edu<mailto:jclogston@astate.edu>. Virtual attendance information will be provided to NASA after the event.

Tag your class watch parties with #STEAMandAStateEducatingforthefinalfrontier

For additional information, please contact Kelli Cochran, Nettleton STEAM Facilitator at kelli.cochran@nettletonschools.net<mailto:kelli.cochran@nettletonschools.net>.