More than 500 students are expected to gather at Space Center Houston Thursday morning to ask questions of the International Space Station crew. The event, called “Earth, A Unique Perspective,” begins at 9:07 a.m. and concludes at 9:20 a.m. CST.

Other students across the country will be able to watch Michael Foale, ISS commander and NASA science officer, and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri field elementary and middle school students’ questions in the orbiting laboratory, traveling at five miles a second about 237 miles above the Earth. The session also will be carried live on NASA Television.

Elementary Students will be able to see Space Station science in action and learn how space research benefits people here on Earth. They also will learn about geography, Earth and environmental sciences, human impact on our planet and more.

News media representatives are invited to cover the event. Reporters and photographers should be prepared to show proper identification at Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkway.