February 21, 2008

 

ARISS CONTACT WITH ROBESPIERRE SCHOOL A SUCCESS

 

This Thursday 21 February 2008, Robespierre school at Rueil-Malmaison, France had an excellent space talk with astronaut Leopold Eyharts, FX0STD

 

During the 10 minutes radio contact the astronaut answered 16 questions.

 

Before the contact, the audience assisted to several presentations :

 

- educative activities related to space and performed by the students under guidance of the teachersí team

 

- societies involved in the event : radio club F6KFA, AMSAT-France and ARISS

 

- presentation of the Columbus module by an ESA delegate.

 

The numerous audience counted authorities, studentsí parents, radioamateurs and the general public.

 

Several media covered the event :

 

- Radio and TV : France Inter, RTL, Europe 1 ..

 

- national newspapers :France Soir, le Parisien, Espace Magazine ...

 

- local media of the city Rueil.

 

An audio recording and photosare appended to this Bulletin when available.

73

 Gaston bertels, ON4WF

ARISS-Europe chairman


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Audio Recording