Secondary school students from all over Catalonia have connected live with astronauts on the International Space Station

Secondary school students from all over Catalonia have connected live with astronauts on the International Space Station

Secondary school students had the opportunity to ask the astronauts of the ISS (Foto: NASA)

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The EETAC has invited secondary school students from all over Catalonia to ask questions in a live connection with the astronauts of the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday 4 December at 4 p.m. from the UPC’s Baix Llobregat Campus in Castelldefels. The connection could be followed live on UPCtv.

Dec 01, 2017

During the month of October, the Castelldefels School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) asked all the schools in Catalonia to send in the questions they would ask the astronauts of the ISS. Of the questions received from over 60 schools, the teaching staff of the EETAC made a selection of 20, which have been analysed by NASA psychologists.

Secondary school students who proposed the selected questions have had the opportunity to ask the astronauts of the ISS directly during the connection scheduled for Monday 4 December at 4 p.m. They have been accompanied by a teacher from their school.

The radio communication has been made from the EETAC’s auditorium and could be followed live on UPCtv.

This activity has been organised with the collaboration of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, a project that connects schools and universities with astronauts of the ISS station through amateur radio stations. It is also supported by the Amateur Radio Union of the Baix Llobregat, which has provided the equipment and set up the connection.


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