YouTube Phenom Ryan Kaji to conduct live interview with space astronauts to encourage kids to participate in STEM
Nine years Youtube phenomenon Ryan kaji of Ryan’s world is set to interview two astronauts this Thursday live who live and work aboard the International space station.
The interview, carried out with Nasa‘s Megan McArthur and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency‘s (JAXA) Akihiko Hoshide, will serve to encourage STEM education in children. NASA calls this demographic the Generation Artemis, given that he will be the first to see a woman and a person of color explore the lunar south pole as part of the organization Artemis program, whose goal is to bring astronauts back to the lunar surface.
The conversation between Kaji and the two astronauts will take place this Thursday at 10:25 a.m.ET on Kaji’s massive YouTube channel – which has 30 million subscribers and 500 million monthly views – as well as NASA’s YouTube channel.
In addition to the interview, Kaji will visit a full-size model of NASA’s Mars rover and helicopter at his Jet propulsion laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. The content of these tours will be shown on Kaji’s YouTube channel, on Ryan and his friends OTT channel and the OTT network of franchise partners Pocket watch, which spans a myriad of platforms.
“Educational videos, including science experiments and history lessons, are a big part of the content we produce for Ryan’s World YouTube channel,” Ryan’s father, Shion kaji – who is also the founder of the family production company, Fun in the sun – said in a statement. “We know a lot of kids look up to Ryan, so continuing to provide videos that spark new interest means a lot to us.”