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Kids In Space

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NASA Astronaut Christina Koch

The Children's Hour 12/14 Sat 9a: Hear our chat with astronaut Christina Koch who is aboard the International Space Station recorded live at the University of New Mexico with an audience of over 600 students. This was a rare and out of this world opportunity for students to engage with NASA astronauts, space experts and other space enthusiasts in an interactive atmosphere.

The Kids Crew also spoke with UNM Biologist David Hanson about his experiments on the ISS learning about photosynthesis in space. We were joined on stage by Kennedy Space Center scientist Kurt Leucht, who's working on NASA's future plans to live on Mars and the Moon. Plus we spoke with NASA researcher and New Mexico biologist Jacob Torres, who's green chile plants are heading to the ISS in the spring of 2020.  Finally, is there life on Mars? Professor Newsom from UNM's Mars Space Laboratory tells us what they are finding with the Mars Rover.

Katie Stone is the host and producer of The Children's Hour radio show and podcast. The show's goal is to bring informative, entertaining and engaging radio programming to listeners of all ages, showcasing local kids and kid-friendly organizations, while involving kids in all aspects of the production. Katie works with a crew of dedicated children who help produce the show, including writing and voicing scripts and reviews, helping choose jokes, show themes, music and guests, and assisting in all aspects of the live broadcast. Katie also reaches into the community, with regular live broadcasts from venues across New Mexico. She also partners with teachers to create radio shows for class projects, and joins with community organizations to bring kids voices to public radio. She hopes everyone listening comes away with new knowledge about the topic du jour. Katie started in radio when she was just 14 years old at WDGC-fm in Downers Grove, Illinios. Katie is the executive director of The Children's Hour, Inc, a New Mexico nonprofit dedicated to creating and distributing public radio for kids. The show is produced at the Sun Spot Solar Studio. Katie and her husband have raised four kids, and are delighted to be grandparents. They live in a handmade house on a solar powered organic farm in Albuquerque near the Rio Grande tending their orchard, gardens, chickens, children, a llama, cats, dogs, fish and thousands of bees.