Blog: Monrovia Students Will Chat Live With Astronauts in Space

MHS has been selected as one of six schools in the nation to host an International Space Station (ISS) Downlink. Our students will be able to chat in with an astronaut who is stationed on the ISS.

Exciting news for MHS! Monrovia High School has been selected as one of six schools in the nation to host an International Space Station (ISS) Downlink on March 5, 2013. This means that our students will be able to chat in real time with an astronaut who is currently stationed on the International Space Station. This is an amazing, exciting opportunity for our students!

 NASA, MHS, and the MHS Math & Science Academy (MASA) have invited all 5th graders in MUSD to participate in this exciting opportunity. All 5th graders will be present in the auditorium for the downlink and 20 will have the opportunity to speak directly with an astronaut! These 20 students were selected from the Wildcats in Space Bookmark Design Competition. Their names will be announced on Patch next week. The 5th grade students will also complete a Visual Biography of an astronaut and build a Lego model as extensions of this fabulous event.

  The kick-off for the ISS Downlink Event will be held on March 2, 2013 from 10am to 2pm. MHS will be hosting a Science Expo in the MHS quad that will include multiple demonstrations, speakers, a huge robotics competition, and much, much more! Stay tuned for more information about this event. Sponsors so far include ITT/Exelis Deep Space Network, Melvin Vesely, and Horizon Production Resources. Additional participants include the Santa Fe Dam RC Modelers Club, FIRST Robotics, GAVRT (Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope), Miyachi UniTek, Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), Old Town Astronomers, Pasadena Radio Club, and many more. This should be a fun time for all and the entire community is invited!

We are very excited that MHS has been selected to host this event. For sponsorship information and/or to participate in the Science Expo, please contact Sue Yost at info@monroviamasa.org. The sponsorship form is also attached to this blog.

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Tracey Tempel January 17, 2013 at 03:28 AM
Thanks to all the MHS teachers who worked hard to put this together. What an amazing opportunity for all of Monrovia.
Melanie Ameele January 17, 2013 at 03:16 PM
How exciting! What a great opportunity for the students.
Pamela Thompson January 17, 2013 at 05:08 PM
I am so excited for this :-) !!!!!!
Karen Rendon January 18, 2013 at 01:02 AM
So Happy my grandson is a student at MHS and a member of the MASA. So many opportunities.
Adrianne Hall January 18, 2013 at 09:18 PM
Makes me proud to be an MHS Alumni


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