Watch Live!

Please tune in to NASA TV to discover what living and working in space is like! The National Museum of the American Latino is working with NASA to connect students nationwide with astronauts aboard the space station for a live question-and-answer session. 

Save the Date

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023
Time: 10:00–10:20 a.m. CT
(11:00–11:20 a.m. ET)
*Due to the uncertain nature of spaceflight, details are subject to change

Plan a Watch Party

Organize a group to watch the In-flight Downlink Live

Students have a unique and exciting opportunity to hear astronauts answer questions LIVE from the space station. NASA astronauts will broadcast their answers on NASA TV through an In-flight Education Downlink. During the 20-minute question-and-answer session, astronauts answer pre-recorded students' questions live on-air. The broadcast will also be recorded and posted on the NASA Downlink YouTube channel and the Smithsonian Learning Lab following the livestream.

Click to expand image Digital illustration of the International Space Station as seen from space.
Courtesy of NASA, 2018.

How to Participate

Breaking Barriers in Space

Smithsonian Learning Lab Collection  

Our bilingual Learning Lab collection includes space scientist and astronaut ¡Descubra! Notecard Biographies, ¡Descubra! Create-It activities for elementary, middle, and high school centering around space exploration and additional short videos on living and working. 

Open the Learning Lab