After 30 years of triumph and tragedy, NASA’s space shuttle era is drawing to a close – and you have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a part of this special moment. Google, Youtube and the PBS NewsHour are teaming up to take you aboard space shuttle Endeavour on its final mission to ask the crew questions.
Shuttle and International Space Station astronauts – led by Endeavour commander Mark Kelly – will answer some of your questions in a LIVE interview – scheduled for Monday, May 2, at 2:15 p.m. ET – with NewsHour correspondent Miles O’Brien as the crew orbits the earth at 17,500 mph.
Starting now, you can submit your questions and vote on the best ones. You can watch the interview LIVE on NewsHour.PBS.org and on YouTube.
Just click “submit a question” to get started. Be sure to let your friends know via social media. The hashtag for Twitter is #utalk2nasa.
Leave us a text or video response by Saturday, April 30, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Videos must be shorter than 60 seconds. Don’t forget to tell us your name and where you live. Some of the best questions could be used in the interview and later on the NewsHour broadcast and website. Of course, weather and technical problems could delay the launch or the interview.
Check the NewsHour website for more details and live coverage of Endeavour’s final launch – scheduled for 3:47 p.m. ET Friday.