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Reinhardt students speak with International Space Station

Pictured (L to R): First Row - Ryan West, Molly Spivey, Jadon Lyons, Shreeja Gurawale, Juliette Ackerman and Richard Santos; Back Row - Caprice McGuckin, Reagan McCampbell, Abigail Bacon, Landry Hoffman, Charlot Cooper, Jack Rice and Carmen Almazan-Briones

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 16, 2017) Reinhardt Elementary students recently had the opportunity to speak with Thomas Pesquet, a member of the International Space Station (ISS) for expedition 50/51, about his life in space.

Reinhardt Elementary is one of 12 US schools chosen by ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station). The students had roughly 10 minutes to ask their questions while the ISS was in range.

One student asked, “What happens when you cry in space?” Pesquet’s answer was met with laughs from Reinhardt students. “When you’re crying in space, your tears just stick to your eyes and form a bubble,” said Pesquet. “It’s really uncomfortable so it’s best not to cry.”

Local Amateur Radio operators in California used their equipment and skills to track the International Space Station (ISS) as it passed overhead.

Here’s a video of the event.


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