Ask an Astronaut: Biomedical Science Edition

Unfortunately, Ask an Astronaut has been rescheduled due to a scheduling conflict with the ISS crew. The crew conducted a successful spacewalk the day before the event and needed to complete additional activities that coincided with the event. Follow us on social media for updates.


The Children’s Inn at NIH is excited to partner with NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) to host Ask an Astronaut: Biomedical Science Edition. This event, sponsored by the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, provides an opportunity for children to talk with NASA Astronaut Dr. Andrew Morgan in space! It is scheduled to take place Thursday, August 22 at 12:45 pm EST at The Children’s Inn.

The Children’s Inn, NCATS, and ARISS are hosting the event to give children receiving care at NIH a unique science and technology experience. They also will learn about the importance of biomedical research in space, including NCATS’ Tissue Chip in Space program that recently sent five projects to the International Space Station.

Follow us on Facebook so you don’t miss our live event, taking place on Thursday, August 22 at 12:45 pm EST! Inn residents will be chatting live with NASA Astronaut Dr. Andrew Morgan, who is currently aboard the International Space Station.

We went live on Facebook with Tori, The Inn’s Education Program Coordinator, and our partners from NCATS. We performed science experiments based on Newton’s Laws of Motion and learned about NCATS’ collaboration with NASA on how they conduct science experiments in space.