One of the highlights from the HESTEC week at UTPA in Edinburg was middle school students speaking with Valley native and NASA astronaut Michael Fossum who is in space on the International Space Station.
Astronaut Fossum answered questions from the students through a down link setup between NASA and the university. The program is designed to help students learn about engineering, science and technology. It definitely sparked some interest with the students that they could speak to someone in space. The HESTEC program will continue through Saturday at the university and for more information visit: http://hestec.utpa.edu/