The ARISS school contact planned with
students at Escola Camilo Castelo Branco,
When telebridge station VK5ZAI called the ISS at , Sunita Williams KD5PLB came back immediately. She answered 15 questions prepared by the students.
“Yes, the reality is different from the
training we have before the
“The maximum time an astronaut can stay in space is still under study. This is important for future Moon and Mars Missions”.
Three national TV networks, four national periodicals, 4 local newspapers covered the event. The total audience has been estimated at 11 million.
ARISS, Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, an international working group of several amateur radio societies from countries participating to the ISS, provides a free educational outreach programme in collaboration with the Space Agencies, involving a worldwide team of volunteering amateur radio operators.
Gaston Bertels, ON4WF