ARISS-Europe News Bulletin – 22.11.2006
ESA ASTRONAUT THOMAS REITER TALKS FROM
SPACE WITH YOUNGSTERS IN
Monday 20 November 2006 at 15:57 UTC (16:57 local time), an ARISS telebridge contact was performed at the Museum for Industry in Mannheim, Germany with ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter DF4TR onboard the International Space Station.
The Museum, which presents
On ESA’s request, an ARISS School Contact
was set up for
The event in
The youngsters were very interested in life conditions aboard and asked several questions on food and health, such as: “What would you do if you suffered a toothache?” – “Thank God I had none so far! When preparing for a flight, we have very extensive medical survey and teeth also are carefully examined. If we would nevertheless suffer a toothache, we have appropriate medical support aboard as well as from ground.”
Former ESA astronaut Ernst Messerschmid DG2KM also participated to the event, presented pictures of Thomas’ training and answered dozens of questions from an eager to learn audience.
Pictures and an audio recording will be made available as attachments to this Bulletin on the Archives page of ARISS-Europe website www.ariss-eu.org
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