Successful contact for Student Space Technology Association, Knoxville, TN, USA with Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA

Thursday August 31, 2017 at 17:42 UTC young people at Student Space Technology Association, Knoxville, TN USA established ARISS contact with ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, IZØJPA onboard the International Space Station.

This was a direct contact performed by Amateur radio ground station AA4UT, located at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN USA.

School Information:

The University of Tennessee Knoxville is an amazing school located in the hills of Tennessee. It is the largest campus in the state, hosting more than 30,000 students. This school is known for its engineering and science heritage, having close ties with research facilities such as Oak Ridge National Lab and companies like Alcoa. Also, included in our alumni are 9 astronauts including the recent ISS inhabitant Scott Kelly. Our school is filled with thousands of eager students seeking to pursue careers in the space industry. With our vision of becoming a top-tier research school, our students are set to become the next leaders in STEM industries.

The scheduled contact was established at 17:42 UTC with NA1SS via AA4UT, using the Kenwood Radio in Russian Service Module. During the scheduled contact ESA Astronaut Paolo Nespoli answered several questions by students. Signals from the ISS were loud and clear during the whole pass.

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