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Live Chat with an Astronaut

Join us for a free, virtual, conversation with NASA Astronaut Charlie Bolden!


Meeting a retired astronaut can be a life changing experience for children and adults alike. The advances in technology, along with your participation, allows the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) to bring this opportunity to thousands of space enthusiasts across the world. Space enthusiasts will have the opportunity to join this intimate session via a virtual room with a limited number of participants. You will interact directly with a host and astronaut as they share their personal experiences.

This is your chance to have a true interaction with an American hero!

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Live Chat: NASA Astronaut Charlie Bolden


The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is thrilled to invite you and your middle and/or high school aged child to an exciting live chat with trailblazer Maj. Gen. Charlie Bolden on October 18 at 2:15 PM ET. Bolden was the first African American NASA Administrator, a NASA astronaut who flew on four Space Shuttle missions and a retired United States Marine Corps Major General.


During this engaging Live Chat session, Bolden will captivate young participants with his incredible journey, sharing inspiring stories that encourage them to dream big and venture into the unexplored realms of possibilities. Attendees will also have the opportunity to actively participate by asking questions and engaging in discussions with a real-life astronaut. This interactive experience is sure to ignite their curiosity and enthusiasm in STEM fields, beyond the boundaries of aerospace alone.


This Live Chat series is presented in the honor of Scott Carpenter, one of the original Mercury Seven Astronauts and a founding member of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. He believed in the importance of education and inspiring future generations to pursue their passions in STEM fields.

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This Live Chat with an Astronaut (“Live Chat”) is being recorded. Each participant in this Live Chat, as a condition of participation and on behalf of himself, herself, and/or any minor children, consents and authorizes Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (“ASF”) to photograph, film and/or record the Live Chat, including the participation, presence, and/or activity of participants in the Live Chat, and to use, reproduce, use in other products and works, distribute, post, display, stream and share these recordings, including the name, likeness, and image of the participants, through and in association with ASF and ASF’s activities, events, websites, social media and the advertising, promotion, and sponsorship of ASF. Each participant further acknowledges that ASF cannot prevent other participants from taking screenshots or otherwise photographing or recording the Live Chat, and releases and holds harmless ASF from any claim, liability, or damages associated with the use or distribution of their likeness, images, or name associated with the Live Chat.  


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