FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- It may be one of the coolest things to happen in their young lives, as students in the Flagstaff Unified School District got a chance to ask questions to an astronaut currently onboard the International Space Station.
Those students had a conversation with astronaut Anne McClain at Coconino High School. The event took place on Wednesday.
Cheers erupted inside the auditorium at Coconino High School, as 600 students connect with McClain. A couple of curious spectators were lined and ready to ask the big questions. One student as DeMiguel Elementary School asked whether it is hard to get around the spacecraft.
"If I reach my arms out, that's about how wide our walls are," McClain replied.
Another student then asked McClain how much of the knowledge she learned in high school has been put to use.
"What you are learning in high school is not only the subject material that you're learning, but you're also learning how to learn, by how dedicated you are to it," McClain replied.
For McClain, it didn't take long to adapt to her new routine, 250 miles above Earth.
"Up here, what's really interesting is that after a couple of weeks, you don't you don't think that anymore. Like your brain remaps in 3D," said McClain.
However, McClain admits there were a few mistakes in the beginning.
"This is one of the early rookie mistakes, where we get a little stuck not being able to grab onto anything," said McClain.
Mcclain also demonstrated how bubbles work in zero gravity to students.