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NASA astronaut speaks with Freeport students who are developing satellite prototype

NASA astronaut Scott Tingle spoke with a handful of kids from the district via Zoom on Monday.

News 12 Staff

Nov 24, 2020, 4:33 PM

Updated 1,306 days ago

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Students in Freeport got a lesson in shooting for the stars.
NASA astronaut Scott Tingle spoke with a handful of kids from the district via Zoom on Monday.
Astronaut Tingle also spoke with Freeport students in 2018 while aboard the International Space Station. He offered advice to anyone looking to follow in his footsteps.
"To be an astronaut, you can pick any degree you want in the science, technology, engineering and math area, but the key is to pick something you really like,"says Tingle.
Students on the call are currently developing a nano-satellite called a Cube-Sat.
If NASA selects Freeport's application, the Cube-Sat will be launched into space.


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