SUCCESSFUL ARISS CONTACT WITH COLLEGE JEAN XXIII,
An International Space Station school contact had
been planned with participants at Ecole & College Jean XXIII,
The VHF radio contact was performed between onboard station NA1SS and ground station F0CUQ, operated by Julien Malghem. Signals were excellent and 18 questions, prepared by the students, could be answered by NASA astronaut Mike Fincke, KE5AIT.
The ground station had been set up by Christophe Candebat, F1MOJ, president AMSAT France.
The audio of this contact was broadcast on EchoLink and several press media were present:
- La Gazette Ariegeoise
- Le Petit Journal
- France 3
- Ariege News
The event will also be covered by more media (audio reportage and photos):
- La Depeche du Midi
- Radio Montaillou
- Sud Radio
Gaston Bertels, ON4WF