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"It Was Amazing!!" Nettleton STEAM students "linked" up with the International Space Station

Dr. Shannon Walker (l), Dr. Kate Rubins (r)
Dr. Shannon Walker (l), Dr. Kate Rubins (r)

"It was amazing!"

That was the common response by students at Nettleton STEAM after an event that occurred Thursday. Nettleton STEAM was selected to be the only school in Arkansas that would ask questions of two astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Microbiologists Dr. Shannon Walker and Dr. Kate Rubins answered several questions in a 20-minute event. Some of the questions asked were related to some of the projects that students are working on in class. Some of those projects include water filtration systems, space suits, robotic arms, and more. Click on the Listen button to hear the entire story, including reactions from some of the STEAMers.

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.