Grand Forks middle school girls get call – from space

A group of Grand Forks middle school girls, along with friends and family members, met in Clifford Hall on UND’s campus Monday morning, Aug. 19, for a very special phone call – from astronaut Christina Koch, currently on mission aboard the International Space Station.

The group of about 16 middle school students and their families, as well as a few members of the public, met in a lecture room with presenters Caitlin Nolby, deputy director of The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium, and Coordinator Marissa Saad, who hosted an after-school space camp for 20 middle-school girls in the “SciGirls in Space” project, during the Spring 2019 semester, on the UND campus.

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