Astronaut Frank Rubio will talk to Hispanic girls and boys from space

14 girls and boys from Latin America will have a conversation with the Salvadoran astronaut Frank Rubio from International Space Station In a live broadcast, not broadcast on television, they will talk about science, astronomy and technology 400 kilometers from Earth.

This conversation will take place this Monday at 11:00 a.m. (4:00 p.m. GMT), thanks to the joint work of Noticiero Científico y Cultural Iberoamericano (NCC), the Association of Ibero-American Educational and Cultural Televisions (ATEI), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (a pot)Gabriel Torres, president of ATEI and director of Channel 44 in Jalisco, told EFE.

It is an unprecedented transmission, there is no public or private means that has the ability to make a video call to space, that is, a link to an international space station 400 kilometers from Earth, we can do this because of the cooperation that we have with NASA, which included us in an annual plan that they have To spread science,” he explained.

The production process was complicated, Torres explained, because in addition to satellite broadcasting costs, they invited girls, boys and teens from 14 countries in Latin America, Spain and Portugal, to which nearly 100 television and radio broadcasters are affiliated. Reach out to ATEI to send Rubio a video with questions.

The result was the participation of 391 minors who asked the astronaut about various topics, from which 14 questions will be selected, including issues such as health, curiosity and discipline of astronauts, and life on other planets.

Sending will be done by Ana Cristina OlveraIt will be entirely in Spanish and open free to any public and private media, said Torres, a science journalist and host of the NCC, broadcast on various digital platforms.

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The public will be able to learn more about the scientific work that is being done on the International Space Station as well as other topics related to science. Rubio will also tell the boys and girls how he came to be part of a space mission.

Originally from Frank Rubio Los Angeles United States He was born into a Salvadoran family. He is a helicopter pilot in his country’s army, as well as a medic and flight surgeon. In 2017, he was selected as an astronaut and is on his first space mission as part of Expedition 68, which is expected to spend about a year in space.

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