RALEIGH, N.C. -- High schoolers and middle schoolers packed the student union at NC State University Friday to hold a conversation that's out of this world.

  • Christina Koch is currently onboard the International Space station
  • She is a graduate of N.C. State University
  • She took questions about daily life and the future of space exploration

They chatted with N.C. State graduate and NASA astronaut, Christina Koch, who's currently onboard the International Space Station.

Koch took questions for about 20 minutes ranging on a variety of topics. She talked about daily life without gravity, her family, and the future of space exploration.

"We're also going to be visiting a new part of the moon where we're going to be landing people at the South Pole which is a place we've never been," she told the crowd.

She even demonstrated how to float upside down while onboard the ISS, stunning the crowd.

"It kind of helped me think about my future goals and they're achievable," said student MacKenzie Savage, 17, who wants to be an astronaut.

Koch hopes her talks will inspire others to achieve their dreams.