ORLANDO, FLA. — WonderWorks, with a location at Destiny USA mall in Syracuse, will host an “Ask An Astronaut” online event as retired NASA astronaut Dr. Don Thomas will answer questions that have been submitted by the public. Teachers and students are encouraged to submit their questions now, and Thomas will answer as many as he can in a video interview that will be shared on social media on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m.
“It’s part of our mission at WonderWorks to provide outreach programs that spark the imagination of the next generation of scientists, engineers, inventors and even astronauts,” explains Taylor Geraghty, education manager at WonderWorks. Many people have questions for astronauts, Geraghty said, such as how one becomes an astronaut, what the career entails and how much time they spend in space?
“I always love working with the WonderWorks team to share my story with young students,” said Thomas.
“At that age, the excitement and wonder of space is alive within them, and they ask the most amazing questions about the experience, my career and the science behind it all. It never ceases to amaze me what kind of questions they come up with,” the retired astronaut added.
To submit a question for Thomas, visit the site: https://www.wonderworksonline.com/survey/.