Online Originals: White Oak High School students video chat with Jacksonville native from space

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – White Oak High School students got the opportunity to video conference with Jacksonville native and astronaut, Christina Koch, Wednesday.

Koch attended White Oak High School in her freshman and sophomore year.

Now, students in the position she once was got to ask her questions directly that she responded to from space!

“I’m going to ask her examples of engineering barriers and how that has allowed civilization to go into space.”  ALANA PHILOGENE, SENIOR  

According to NASA, Koch is currently working onboard the International Space Station and is on the path to set the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, 328 days.

“It is pretty exciting, first time we ever talked to someone in outer space and for it to be a person who walked these very same halls that are kids are in today, it was spectacular.” DR. CHRISTOPHER BARNES, WHITE OAK HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL 

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