NASA says Columbia University students are getting a call from space

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced Friday that Columbia University students will have the opportunity to speak with an astronaut at the International Space Station.

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A NASA press release said the 20-minute call will take place Thursday at 1:10 p.m. Eastern time.

Students of the Ivy League school will speak with Expedition 47 Commander Tim Kopra, who got his master's degree in business through a joint program with Columbia and London Business School.

The call is part of the Columbia Business School's centennial celebration.