The Putnam Museum in Davenport made contact with outer space this afternoon, leaving a crowd of second- to ninth-grade students in awe.
The call from the International Space Station filled the front of the National Geographic Giant Screen Theatre at the Putnam.
Expedition 34 commander Kevin Ford and flight engineer Tom Marshburn answered questions submitted by students, including what the view is like from space, how they exercise and what happens if an astronaut gets sick.
The Putnam was one of six locations chosen by NASA for a video Q&A with the astronauts. Nichole Myles, the Putnam’s vice president of education, said NASA makes the offer to museums and other educational institutions six times a year.