Sharing knowledge that makes a difference… VTCRC President & CEO Brett Malone, Ph.D. along with US Representative Ben Cline; John Goss, President of the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society; and Ray Bradley, Solar System Ambassador for NASA, will take part in the Virginia Western Community College Feb. 10, 2022 event that will connect students with NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronauts on the space station during a live Earth-to-space Q&A session.
The event will begin at the Whitman Theater Auditorium at 11 a.m. ET. Invited speakers include US Representative Ben Kline; Brett Malone, president and CEO of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center; John Goss, President of the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society; and Ray Bradley, Solar System Ambassador for NASA. WDBJ7 anchor Robin Reid will attend the event.
The in-person event is open to Virginia Western students, staff, and the media. The public is encouraged to join the downlink through February 10 at 1 p.m. ET https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive,
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“Developing a culture of curiosity is a cornerstone of our STEM curriculum, and this opportunity puts it into practice,” said Dr. Mallory White, Virginia Western Biology Professor and Downlink Coordinator. “We are honored to have been chosen and able to provide this authentic and unique learning opportunity to our community.”