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Kopernik Camp talks to astronaut







VESTAL, NY – A call that some local children would like to make today.

Members of the Copernik Observatory's summer camp and science center had the opportunity to speak directly with an astronaut on the International Space Station. 1

9659002] There was a ten-minute window to contact astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor while the space station was within range to reach via Ham Radio.

During this time, students could ask 19 questions when they thought there would be a mission to Mars, what it's like to use the bathroom in space.

The students believe that it was a unique experience.

Gage Taylor 6th Grader says, "It was great, I thought it was pretty cool, I do not think I'll ever do it again, but when I do, I know what to do, because I just did it. "

Jack Meissner 5th grade says, "I was surprised because I did not think we would actually do that when my mom signed me up for this camp, I thought we were just doing needlework and doing the amateur radio I thought not that we would actually speak to people on the International Space Station. "

The Space Station allows about 12 to 15 of these radio communications with schools and camps around the world to take place per 6 months of mission.


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