Astronaut Sally Ride takes your questions
03:57 PM EDT
One of the evening’s special guests is Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel to space. In addition to working with the kids at the event, she’s agreed to answer your questions live on the White House website.
So starting now, post questions for America’s first female astronaut via facebook and twitter (#WHlive). Whether it is about her experience getting kids excited about science (she’s written five books for kids and developed numerous middle-school programs), questions about the space program or just what it’s like to be weightless in space, she wants to hear from you.
NASA’s Dwayne Brown, the senior public affairs officer for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington, will join her for the chat. He'll choose some of your questions prior to the event, and follow-up questions via twitter (#WHlive) during the chat.
So at 7pm Eastern:
- Watch the event here through WhiteHouse.gov/live
- Watch and discuss the event as it's happening through Facebook
Also, as the OSTP blog pointed out yesterday, you can join the fun from home: