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Foster Invites Eleventh District Residents To Ask An Astronaut

Nov 27, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, Congressman Bill Foster launched a contest to invite residents of the Illinois Eleventh Congressional District to submit a question for a live discussion with Space Station astronauts. On Wednesday, December 2nd, Foster and members of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology will have the opportunity to participate in a discussion via a live satellite downlink from the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren. Each Member will have the opportunity to ask one question of the astronauts.

Foster is inviting any resident of Illinois’ Eleventh Congressional District to submit questions. The winner will be selected and announced on Tuesday, December 1st.

Questions can be submitted at:

All questions must be submitted by Noon Central on Tuesday, December 1st.

“I’m excited to see what kind of questions Eleventh District residents come up with, and looking forward to a conversation that is out of this world,” said Foster. “I hope this will give students and adults an opportunity to consider a different perspective on our role in the world, and reflect on the technological progress humankind has made.”