Rancho Palos Verdes Students to Communicate with International Space Station

Third grade students at Soleado Elementary School in Rancho Palos Verdes will experience the learning opportunity of a lifetime when they communicate with astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Monday, February 25 at approximately 11:53am PST.

Soleado Elementary School was selected to participate in the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station program, which partners with NASA to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through real world applications of classroom learning.

Students will have contact with Commander Chris Hadfield for approximately 8 minutes as the International Space Station passes over Rancho Palos Verdes, allowing for students to interact and ask questions using a Ham radio set.

The event will be live streamed on Afterschoolplayground.com, and will be available for viewing following the event on Knabe.com. The live stream will begin 30 minutes before the communication begins.

For more information, please contact Lara Hanlon at 310-408-7050.