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Questions Wanted! Chats With Space Station Crew Wednesday

Six space station astronauts will celebrate New Year's in space.
Six space station astronauts will celebrate New Year's in space. Top (left to right): European astronaut Andre Kuipers and American Don Pettit. Bottom (left to right): Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, American Dan Burbank, and cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anatoly Ivanishin. (Image credit: NASA TV)

Astronauts Dan Burbank and André Kuipers are currently floating more than 200 miles above Earth on the International Space Station, along with four other crewmembers who are all living and working in space.

On Wednesday (Jan. 4), reporter Clara Moskowitz will interview the two spaceflyers in a live web chat to be broadcast on NASA TV. She'll ask the astronauts about life in orbit, and what's coming up for the six-man international crew.

What questions do YOU have for the space men? Some questions submitted by readers in the comments below, and on's Facebook page, will be asked during the live interview tomorrow.

Burbank, commander of the space station, is one of two NASA astronauts currently serving long-duration stints on the orbiting outpost — the other is flight engineer Don Petit. Kupiers is representing the Netherlands as an astronaut from the European Space Agency, while three Russian cosmonauts, Anton Shkaplerov, Anatoly Ivanishin and Oleg Kononenko, round out the crew.

To watch the interview, tune in to NASA TV on Wednesday at 9:35 a.m. EST here:

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Clara Moskowitz
Clara has been's Assistant Managing Editor since 2011, and has been writing for and LiveScience since 2008. Clara has a bachelor's degree in astronomy and physics from Wesleyan University, and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz. To find out what her latest project is, you can follow Clara on Google+.