Puerto Rican astronaut to go to island school children

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage has a guide for schoolchildren on the hurricane struck the island.

A flight aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Joe Acaba fielded questions Friday from students at the Puerto Rico Institute of Robotics in Manati. A student asked how Puerto Rico looked from space after the Hurricane Maria hit in September. Acaba says the first thing he saw was the lack of electricity, making the island almost impossible to see in the night.

Another participant noted after the hurricane, Puerto Ricans had a limited amount of food to eat. Do Acaba found in the limited space of the menu, hard to swallow? He says in the menu, while pretty good, will repeat every week or two and not monotonous.

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