CLAYTON ANDERSON TALKS WITH
The Heidelberg University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1969. As a private university they place considerable value on the individual success of their students. They offer (Under-) Graduate Studies and Master Programmes in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, business engineering, facility management and architecture.
The Heidelberg University of Applied Sciences is involved in building a satellite (Cubesat) called HeidelSat. The satellite will measure cosmic rays.
Professor Achim Gottscheber, the contact coordinator for this ISS contact, decided in favour of a bridge contact. The operator of the contact was Peter Wright, the president of the German Radio Astronomy Society. The questions were read by the students. The audience in the shack room was about 200 people. In addition, the university set up an audio and video link to the main hall.
At , right on schedule,
contact with NA1SS was established by WH6PN. Astronaut Clayton Anderson
answered all the 20 questions in 7 minutes. The astronaut replied for example
that they can see the Pyramids of Egypt and the
The signal from the ISS was excellent all the time at the university’s contact site. The astronaut’s voice faded while answering the 20th question.
One TV station, 6 radio stations and 4 newspapers covered the event. The audio was available also via IRLP and Echolink.
Congratulations to the
73, Peter Kofler, IN3GHZ, ARISS mentor