The ARISS contact with students from Monaro High School went off without a hitch. It was great to be a part of history for the school and to see the students enjoy a very unique experience in their education.
If you want to listen to the contact you can do so by downloading the following MP3 file:
Preparations for the Monaro High School contact with the International Space Station are progressing well. Our scheduled contact has now been confirmed for Wednesday the 19th of May at 7.25 pm. The ground station will be NA7V based in Portland, Oregon USA, and our Astronaut will be Mark Vande Hei. Equipment necessary for the contact is being tested and students have their questions ready to go. In addition to the main event, a number of Amateur Radio visual and technical displays will be available for visitors to explore. Various media organisations have expressed keen interest in covering this unique event for the school.