Ask an Astronaut: Biomedical Science Edition

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 Colonel Nick Hague in space! It is scheduled to take place Monday, September 23 at 3:50 PM ET at The Children’s Inn. We will also be joined by Children’s Inn CEO Jennie Lucca and NCATS Director Dr. Christopher Austin.

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.

Tune in on Facebook so you don’t miss our live event, taking place on Monday, September 23 at 3:50 PM ET! Inn residents will be chatting live with NASA Astronaut Colonel Nick Hague, who is currently aboard the International Space Station.

The livestream was a success! Check it out:

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.