Weather Forecast


Watch 'Earth to Space' call - PR-B School

This 20-minute, Earth-to-space call scheduled for around 9 a.m. Sept. 18

Students from Pine River-Backus School, will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 9:40 a.m. CDT Monday, Sept. 18. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live here on, on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Expedition 53 Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei will answer questions from (Kindergarten – 12th grade) students assembled around 9:00 am. The STEAM/NASA Fair will be open to the public following the downlink. The downlink and fair will be held at the Pine River – Backus Schools, 401 Murray Ave., Pine River. Use door 33 to enter the school.

Vande Hei launches to the space station on Sept. 12.

The NASA/STEAM Fair will be held immediately following the NASA downlink. The fair will consist of interactive and informational stations related to science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The community is welcome to attend both the downlink and the fair.

Linking students directly to astronauts aboard the space station provides unique, authentic experiences designed to enhance student learning, performance and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This in-flight education downlink is an integral component of NASA Education’s STEM on Station activity, which provides a variety of space station-related resources and opportunities to students and educators.

Follow the astronauts on social media: @NASA_astronauts.

For more information, videos and lesson plans highlighting research on the International Space Station, visit: