KET to partner with university for 2013 International Space Station chat

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Kentucky Educational Television is partnering with Eastern Kentucky University as it offers students a chance to speak with astronauts aboard the International Space Station early next yer. NASA selected the university as one of only six downlink sites for the Jan. 11, 2013, event, which will take place at the school’s STEM-H (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health) Institute.

KET will make the session available through its online resources for teachers and students, and will produce related digital learning resources.

“KET’s participation in the downlink and surrounding activities will strengthen existing partnerships and open up new possibilities,” said Jaleh Rezaie, the STEM-H Institute’s interim executive director. “Our partnership will maximize the impact of the downlink and surrounding activities in EKU’s service region and in Kentucky as a whole, as well as help both EKU and KET fulfill their educational missions.”