Nassau kids chat with astronaut in space

More than 300 Long Island children talked to an astronaut aboard the International Space Station yesterday from the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

The students, who were from nine different Nassau County schools, got to ask Tracey Caldwell questions about being an astronaut and living 240 miles away from the Earth.

Before the question-and-answer session, the kids took a course on the mission of the space station and its importance.

Most of their questions dealt with preparing for the mission, as well as sleeping, eating and showering in space.

The event was sponsored by Cablevision, News 12's parent company.

For extended video from the question-and-answer session, go to Channel 612 on your iO Digital Cable box and select iO Extra.

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