MIKE FOALE CHATS WITH STUDENTS (HAMS) IN
Last summer, 7 students of the
Berufliches Schulzentrum Elektrotechnik in
The technical team did a brilliant job and set up the satellite station absolutely professionally. The 7 amateur radio youngsters, the coordinating teacher, Mr. Thomas Hetland, the technical team, the principal of the school, Mr. Klaus Goehler, a representative of the Ministry of Education and an audience of about 70 students gathered in the early afternoon and waited for the contact.
The ISS called the school at the predicted time. During the 10 minutes long contact the students asked questions on a variety of topics, ranging from gravity (real and artificial) to oxygen consumption and water reserves on the ISS. Mike Foale answered 14 questions.
The sound quality was good, with very minimumal noise. The loss of signal came after the farewell words of the coordinating teacher, during the applause of the audience.
Two TV stations, 4 radio stations, and 2 newspapers covered the event. The Ministry of Education published an official statement of the event.
A big succes and a superb illustration of the education power of the ARISS school contacts.
73, Peter Kofler, IN3GHZ, ARISS mentor