Contact was established shortly after the ISS rose over the horizon and John Phillips started answering the questions put by the students. When student Kaleigh asked: “If you cry in space, what happens to the tears?”, John said this was probably the most interesting question. He said he had no experience but supposed the tears would stay in the eyes or on the cheeks and evaporate.
John answered 18 questions before the ISS went over the horizon and contact was lost. He even answered two more questions which were on the list and ground stations farther east could hear his answers and his signing off.
About 300 students, 30
teachers and VIP filled the room at
The groundstation was
RSGB’s well known mobile Ham Station GB4FUN, controlled by Carlos Eavis, G0AKI
and operated by AMSAT
Congrats to Science
Teacher Chris Greenfield who took the initiative of this
Gaston Bertels, ON4WF