Andras Jacobson is a Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy second-grader. He is one of just a handful of children from across the United States about to get the chance to quiz their heroes. On Dec. 3, during a NASA live streaming event, a question he submitted as part of a nationwide competition is expected to be answered by astronaut Victor Glover broadcasting from the International Space Station, 240 miles above the earth.
According to the Alexandria Gazette Packet, “Andras said he is thinking about becoming an astronaut but “is not sure yet.” “I am very interested in space and specifically if there is life anywhere else in space.” When he got the news his question had been selected he said he felt, “excited and very happy. I could not believe that I was chosen by thousands of people. Here on Earth, I know how our muscles act, but in space, it may act differently. I am also interested in the human body.”
As per Alexandria Gazette Packet, “You can tune in to NASA’s programming at 12:30 p.m beginning with a pre-show so students can learn more about Glover and his collaboration with the Smithsonian before the Livestream from space. The entire show will be broadcast on the STEM in 30 and Air and Space Facebook page and the Livestream from space can also be viewed on the NASA website.”