June 13, 2009

FRANK DE WINNE TALKS WITH TERBANK SCHOOL, BELGIUM

On Friday June 12th 2009 at 11.38 UTC, i.e. 13.38 local time, the Vrije Basisschool Terbank, Heverlee, Belgium enjoyed a Space Talk with Belgian astronaut Frank De Winne, ON1DWN.

The radio link was established by ON4ISS telebridge ground station, operated by Philippe Van houte, ON5PV. Signals were loud and clear. Frank De Winne answered all 22 questions prepared by the students.

The audience was about 400 schoolchildren, parents, authorities and media.

Four TV stations and two radio broadcast stations with national and regional audience covered the event.

In the main evening news, a detailed reportage on telebridge ground station ON4ISS was broadcast by the national TV.service.

An mp3 recording will be appended to this Bulletin, archived at

www.ariss-eu.org/archive.htm

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Gaston Bertels, ON4WF

ARISS chairman

mp3 recording

ON4ISS telebridge ground station, operated by Philippe Van houte, ON5PV