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NASA, ISS Astronauts Participate in First Extraterrestrial Google+ Hangout

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Last Friday, February 22, International Space Station (ISS) astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield, and Tom Marshburn participated in NASA’s first live Google+ Hangout.

The Hangout allowed participants from around the world to chat live with astronauts in space and have questions answered. Earth-side Hangout participants included science buffs and many teachers and students from classrooms in Mexico, Chile, the United States, and around the world.

NASA social media technicians on the ground relayed questions submitted via Google+, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook and tagged with the hashtag #askAstro to the ISS astronauts.

Also participating in the Hangout were astronauts Ronald Garan and Nicole Stott, who provided insights into how they joined the space program, and recommendations for students on what to study in the fields of science, mathematics, technology, and engineering.

Watch the full video here.

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