ASHFORD, CT (WFSB) – It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for a handful of students from Ashford School…
ASHFORD, CT (WFSB) – It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for a handful of students from Ashford School on Monday.
They had a chance to have a chat with an astronaut live from the International Space Station .
As the International Space Station (ISS) floated above Ashford, 254 miles above earth. het maakte een briefvenster voor studenten om contact te maken met deze ham radio.
Sommige van de vragen die op maandag? – “Do you wear sunscreen on the international space station? What is the strangest thing you’ve ever seen in space? What food is the most fun or messy to eat in space? What inspired you to become an astronaut? “
Astronaut Dr. Serena Aunon-Chancellor fielded the pre-written questions. She joined NASA as a flight surgeon in 2006 and launched for the ISS this past June.
“A lot of my teachers that I had all the way throughout my school, junior high school and college really encouraged me to become an astronaut as well as my family, “Aunon-Chancellor said.
Ashford school teachers worked over a year on applying for and setting up the conversation.
” Our kids are so inspired by space. De refererer til seg selv som “Mars-generasjonen”, fordi de er sikkert kommer til å være den riktige ålder for faktisk å kolonisere Mars og jobbe for NASA når de vokser opp. “We have been doing a lot of different space programs over the last few years,” said science teacher Carly Imhoff.
The American Radio Relay League, which is headquartered in Newington, provided the equipment.
“We hope, if NASA’s hope is that it will inspire them to become the engineers we need, “said Joe Carcia.
Eastern Connecticut’s Amateur Radio Association helped make contact.
” There have been several attempts to make contact but it just has not worked out. But I’m glad it worked out today, “said Bernard Dubb, or Eastern Connecticut’s Amateur Radio Association.
The space station is going around 1
7,000 miles per hour so they setup a high-powered antenna out at the playground.  “It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience. I do not think I’ll ever be able to say I talked to an astronaut again, “said Abby Robinson, who is in the eighth grade.