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Senator Hassan, Representative Kuster Visit Christa McAuliffe School with NASA Administrator & NASA Astronaut

¬Astronaut Richard Arnold, alongside Senator Hassan,  Speaks to Students at Christa McAuliffe School

Astronaut Richard Arnold Speaks to Students at Christa McAuliffe School

CONCORD – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan and Representative Annie Kuster visited Christa McAuliffe School in Concord with NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Astronaut Richard Arnold III. During the visit, they spoke with 5th grade students about their space curriculum, NASA’s mission, and the next generation of explorers – the Artemis Generation.

“I appreciate Administrator Nelson and Astronaut Ricky Arnold coming to New Hampshire to give students the opportunity to learn more about NASA and space,” Senator Hassan said. “The students we visited are New Hampshire’s future leaders  – they are passionate about learning everything that they can about our world and the entire universe. I can’t wait to see all that they accomplish in the future.”

“I was pleased to welcome NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Astronaut Ricky Arnold to New Hampshire to talk to Granite State students about our nation’s space program and the importance of STEM education,” said Rep. Annie Kuster. “New Hampshire has a proud tradition of charting new paths forward, and I was thrilled to see that pioneering spirit reflected in the students we met at the Christa McAuliffe School this afternoon. From the astronauts we send up to space to the scientists who make it possible, there are so many opportunities for young people to get involved and inspired by space travel and exploration. These students represent our future, and I will continue working to ensure they have the tools and resources to shoot for the moon and pursue their dreams.”

“I hope hearing from Ricky will inspire Christa McAuliffe students to keep studying hard and to keep dreaming,” said Administrator Nelson. “The Artemis Generation is the future of space and science and it’s critical that we provide them with the tools they need to succeed. They will be the next Americans to soar in the skies, walk on the Moon, and explore Mars!”

Senator Hassan and Representative Kuster previously worked to establish a commemorative coin in honor of Christa McAuliffe, a Concord teacher who died aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion in 1986. Representative Kuster attended primary school at the now Christa McAuliffe school.