Deaf Students to Sign to Astronauts in Orbit

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will sign with deaf students tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10:40 am, Eastern.



You can watch the event through the NASA app, and the space agency’s website.

The event will take place virtually and feature American Sign Language (ASL) and live Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) captioning.


NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet will answer video questions from deaf as well as blind students from around the country.


Mission: AstroAccess will be announced. This is the the newest SciAccess project, which aims to pave the way for space explorers with disabilities.


You can follow the astronauts living in space on the orbiting laboratory through the Space Network’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellites.

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