ISS COMMANDER MIKE
FINCKE TALKS WITH STUDENTS AT TECHNOPOLIS,
A telebridge had been
set up with ARISS ground station VK4KHZ, located in
The signals were excellent. Mike Fincke answered the 16 questions prepared by the students and time was left to exchange Season's Greetings.
Question: "What are your feelings during launch, when you leave the earth?"
Answer: "When we leave it's an amazing feeling. Of course we feel the physical forces of the rocket pushing down on you, but that is easy. It's the emotional forces of feeling so happy to go to do something that you like to do. It's so happy."
Three TV stations (VRT Een, VTM, RTV) and two newspapers (Laatste Nieuws, Gazet van Antwerpen) covered the event.
Gaston Bertels, ON4WF