President Trump to Host Video Conference Call International Space Station Astronauts

STAR CITY, RUSSIA – OCTOBER 25: In this handout provided by NASA, Expedition 50 NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson smiles as she listens to a reporter’s question ahead of the final qualification exams with fellow crew mates Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, on October 25, 2016 at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) in Star City, Russia. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

President Donald Trump will host a video conference call with two NASA astronauts, who are orbiting Earth on the International Space Station.

Trump is expected to thank NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer for their service, and congratulate Whitson, who is set to break the record for most cumulative days in space for an American astronaut that day, the White House said.

The conference call will be live streamed on April 24 at 10 a.m. EDT by the White House and NASA.

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SOURCE: TIME, Lisa Marie Segarra