Sep 23

The Children’s Inn at NIH speaks with astronaut Nick Hague via ON4ISS

The ARISS contact on Monday 23 September 2019 at 20:09 UTC (22:09 CEST) 89 deg with OR4ISS and the Children’s Inn at NIH, Bethesda, Maryland via ARISS telebridge ground station ON4ISS (Aartselaar, Belgium) was successful. Astronaut Nick Hague, KG5TMV answered 11 questions from children at the Children’s Inn at NIH (National Institutes of Health’s ). The Children’s Inn is an independent nonprofit that provides “a place like home” to families of children with rare or critical illnesses whose best hope is a clinical research trial at the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital dedicated to biomedical research.

All the children got to speak, including one from a child who was too sick to be in the room, which was videotaped.

The ARISS contact was fabulous from AOS to LOS. Nick provided some very detailed, outstanding answers to the children’s questions.  And there was sufficient time for a back and forth thank you with Nick at the end. Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, was moderator for this event, a partnership with NIH’s NCATS, The Children’s Inn at NIH, ISS U.S. National Laboratory, and ARISS.

Media source:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheChildrensInn/videos/2531091400548997/
The Children’s Inn: https://childrensinn.org/you-give-children-experiences-that-are-out-of-this-world/
National Institutes of Health: https://ncats.nih.gov/alliances/nasa/ask-an-astronaut