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The public is invited to attend a LIVE two-way video (uplink and downlink) with the International Space Station astronauts, hosted by Associate NASA Administrator (and former astronaut) Leland Melvin. We have requested that Gov. Bob McDonnell co-host the 20-to-30 minute in-flight downlink at the University of Virginia's College at Wise convocation center. Numerous NASA exhibits and booth presentations will be on the concourse of the convocation center, including the Apollo 14 Moon rock.
Speakers include: the orbiting astronauts: ISS Commander Dan Burbank, ISS Flight Engineer Don Pettit, and Flight Engineer André Kuipers of European Space Agency. Students will ask 15-to-17 questions. NASA Associate Administrator Leland Melvin (former NASA astronaut) and commercial ISS astronaut Anousheh Ansari.