Update, May 17 – The live interview has been moved up to occur between 6 and 6:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 19.
Shuttle and International Space Station astronauts — led by Endeavour commander Mark Kelly — will answer some of your questions in a LIVE interview hosted by NewsHour correspondent Miles O’Brien — as the crew orbits the earth at 17,500 mph.
The interview will begin at 6:31 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 19. We’ll be live streaming the interview here and on the NewsHour’s youtube channel. This all assumes there are no further delays for the fleet’s youngest orbiter, which is scheduled to blast off at 8:56 a.m. EST on Monday after an electrical glitch and repair mission caused nearly three weeks of delays.
We’ve received a number of great questions already, and we’re still taking new ones.
You can submit your questions for the astronauts and vote on the best ones. And you will be able to watch the interview, and the shuttle launch, LIVE on NewsHour.PBS.org and on the NewsHour’s YouTube channel.
Just click the “What is your question box” on the NewsHour YouTube channel to get started. You can submit text or YouTube video questions using Google’s Moderator service.
You can also submit a question via Twitter by including the hashtag #utalk2nasa. A retweet of a tweeted question counts as a vote. The questions posed to the astronauts will be selected from the top vote-getters.
Leave a text or video question for the crew. Videos must be shorter than 60 seconds. Don’t forget to tell us your name and where you live. Some of the best questions could be used in the live interview and later on the NewsHour broadcast and website.
Of course, weather and technical problems could further delay the shuttle launch or the interview.
Check back with the NewsHour website for more details and live coverage of Endeavour’s final launch, including coverage from Miles O’Brien and streaming video of the launch. You can watch more coverage from O’Brien on spaceflightnow.com.
And you can find more coverage on space and more on our science page.