#SciStuChat – Surviving a year in space

Every month, there is a #SciStuChat Twitter chat for students all over North America to communicate with scientists on a different theme. In October, the theme is “Surviving a year in space” and the chat will be Thursday (October 8) from 9-10PM:

Astronaut Scott Kelly is spending a year in space on the International Space Station, and his Russian counterpart cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko is doing the same thing. On Sept 15 they reached the halfway point of the#yearinspace. The major purpose of the #yearinspace is to learn the demands the human body requires to make the trip to Mars. 

You can find more information here. Since some of you have not participated in a Twitter chat before, I put a few tips together. This is an optional activity, but I recommend it. You will have the opportunity to ask real scientists questions!

  • If you want to see tweets during the chat
    1. Go to https://twitter.com/hashtag/SciStuChat
    2. Under the #SciStuChat banner, select “Live”
    3. As new tweets come in, you will be notified at the top of the page

    If you want to participate

    • Click on the Log-In link in the top right corner and enter your Twitter username and password
    • To tweet, click on the Tweet button in the top right corner of the window. Don’t forget to add the #SciStuChat hashtag every time!
    • Use the Q & A format.

    question and answer

  • To respond to someone else’s tweet, use one of the buttons below their tweet:


I will be following along with you! Good luck!


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