WASHINGTON – What’s it like to live aboard a space station?
A two-hour television special airing Friday night will feature NASA astronaut Rich Mastracchio and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata and their experiences living and working in space.
Viewers will be able to see what life is like onboard the International Space Station live.
“I think we all are very very interested in sharing our experiences of what space is like and what we’re doing up there,” Sandy Magnus, executive director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, told WTOP Thursday.
“People are interested, and this is a really great way that Rick and Koichi can share their experience, and I know they’re looking forward to it,” said Magnus, who flew on several space missions, including to the International Space Station in 2008 and on the final shuttle flight, STS-135, in 2011.
“Wakata and Mastracchio will guide the audience through a tour of the space station and answer questions about everything ranging from sleeping to working out on the orbiting outpost,” Space.com reported.
“Live From Space” premieres at 8 p.m. Friday, March 14 on the National Geographic Channel.
On Friday, people can submit “hello” pictures and videos for the astronauts through Instagram using #hellofromearth. During the broadcast, listeners can submit questions for the astronauts through Twitter by using #livefromspace.