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Jan 12

Combined ARISS contact in Gembloux & Transinne

The ARISS contact Thursday January 12, 2017 at 13:47 UTC of Thomas Pesquet with 3 schools in Belgium was a success. The amateur radio contact was a telebridge connection with NA1SS via K6DUE (Maryland, USA).
The participants schools to this ARISS contact are:

– Saint-Guibert College (students at their college in Gembloux)
– Kindergarten and primary school Sainte-Lutgarde (students on Space Camp at Euso Space Center)
– Saint-Laurent school (students on Space Camp at Euro Space Center)

The selected students were at two sites (Saint-Guibert College in Gembloux and ESC in Transinne).
They put their questions in turn to Thomas Pesquet KG5FYG who flew 412 km above the earth in the ISS, there was plenty of time to answer all 20 questions. Thomas received a heartfelt applause at the end of the contact.

Stefan ON6TI place the students in a line for their rotation in the ARISS contact (Gembloux).

Media sources:
http://www.lavenir.net/cnt/dmf20170112_00943640
http://www.dhnet.be/video/des-eleves-de-sombreffe-gembloux-et-lasne-ont-pose-des-questions-a-thomas-pesquet-astronaute-a-bord-de-l-iss-5877ba74cd70717f88f2686b
http://www.dhnet.be/regions/namur-luxembourg/allo-l-iss-ici-l-euro-space-center-5877c990cd708a17d562f4f0
http://uba.be/fr/actualites/flash/contact-r-ussi-avec-thomas-pesquet