This morning, Commander Mark Kelly, Space Shuttle Endeavour and International Space Station astronauts gave their first live interview from STS-134 to you, answering some of the 1,800 questions you asked via Google Moderator on the PBS NewsHour channel.

You asked about visiting Mars by 2030, about the power of space exploration that also benefits everyone back at home and about how astronauts feel on using social media to share their personal stories. Check out the answers and more discussion in the full interview here.



In case you were wondering, yes, the interview included a zero-gravity flip session.



To close with Commander Mark Kelly’s words from Monday’s launch: “This mission represents the power of teamwork, commitment and exploration. It is in the DNA of our great country to reach for the stars and explore. We must not stop.”

Ginny Hunt, Public Sector Program Manager, recently watched “Somersault in Space: Astronauts Try a Zero-Gravity Flip.”