CHRISTER FUGLESANG TALKS FROM SPACE WITH STUDENTS IN
The venue was in the sports hall of Kvistna with several hundred participants. Eskil van Loosdrecht SM5SRR and Thomas Nordlöv had carefully prepared the event and presented the ARISS experimental radio contact with the International Space Station.
When the ARISS groundstation VK4KHZ, located in
Christer answered 13 questions from the students.
The conversation was conducted in Swedish. Funglesang
is the first Swedish astronaut and enthousiasm in
The contact was broadcast
over IRLP and EchoLink. Wayne Harasimovitch
VE1WPH, located in
Dieter also recorded the contact and this mp3 recording is hereto appended.
Many thanks to all volunteers involved in
this event, especially Kenneth Ransom N5VHO from JSC, NASA and ARISS Operations
Coordinator Tim Bosma W6MU from
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