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Rep. Foster invites residents to come up with question for astronauts

Nov 27, 2015
In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, has launched a contest to invite residents of the 11th Congressional District to submit a question for a live discussion with International Space Station astronauts.

The 11th District includes part of the Aurora area.

On Wednesday, 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 his district to submit questions. The winner will be selected and announced Tuesday.

Questions can be submitted at

All questions must be submitted by noon Tuesday.

"I'm excited to see what kind of questions 11th District residents come up with and looking forward to a conversation that is out of this world," Foster said. "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."