There was a short delay after a primary school understudy asked Expedition 17 space traveler Garrett Reisman,”What do you talk about on the ISS?” When the appropriate response came a couple of minutes after the fact (work, preparing, and family), a live question and answer session between members on Earth and the International Space Station had started.
Understudies and teachers accumulated at the One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center in New York and at the Valley Christian Elementary School in California to participate in a 20 moment, multi-point video telephone call with the ISS. The occasion was facilitated by NASA’s Johnson Space Center through satellite, while the synchronous New York–California (across the nation) occasion was made conceivable with a TANDBERG video conferencing arrangement given by industry master IVCi. The occasion was made open to watchers across the country through a spilling video connect on the NASA site.
Notwithstanding having their inquiries replied by Mr. Reisman, the youngsters were given a live exhibition of the impact of microgravity; the space explorer played out a somersault in mid-air, and easily lifted a 80-pound compartment of water.
Neme Alperstein, Richmond Hill’s Technology Program Administrator, has confidence in the influence of video conferencing to take understudies to places they may somehow or another never observe direct. “Understudies come here to partake in video meetings, so the kids know about the innovation. They did their exploration and were readied when they talked with the space explorer. Video conferencing is extremely intuitive, and with video conference it upgrades the kids’ learning. I don’t believe it’s the future, I believe it’s the present.”
NASA runs projects like this in-flight instructive session to move understudies to contemplate science and investigate the probability of a profession in space investigation. Based on the understudies’ responses, the occasion had an effect. “It is incredible to converse with a real space traveler – it feels stunning,” commented one understudy. “It resembles an experience!