The ARISS School Contact with the school at
Richterswil in Switzerland has been performed today 19
in excellent conditions.
Contact was established at , which is local time. Signals from space were loud and clear
all along the QSO.
Leroy Chiao, KE5BRW
answered all the 20 questions prepared by the 8-10 year old schoolchildren. He
said he had a nice view of the Alps and the Zurich region. He cannot see planes but very
well the trails they produce in the atmosphere. He also said he was delighted to speak to schoolchildren from
space over amateur radio.
This ARISS School
Contact was a first for Switzerland. It also was record breaking. Indeed, no astronaut before ever had done 23
ARISS School Contacts during an expedition onboard the ISS. Congratulations
Within a few days crew
10 will return to earth after a 6 months mission onboard the ISS. Crew 11 is
already onboard, comprising cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, U5MIR, Commander and astronaut
John Phillips, KE5DRY, Expedition 11 Flight Engineer and NASA Station Science
We wish Expedition 11 an
excellent mission and Crew 10, Leroy Chiao, Salizhan Sharipov as well as
visiting ESA astronaut Roberto Vittori a safe journey back home.
The audio of the Richterswil contact is hereto appended.