CU Boulder connects Longmont Northridge Elementary fourth graders to ISS astronaut

By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Times-Call

Longmont fourth graders talked with International Space Station astronaut Nick Hague on Tuesday with the help of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Amateur Radio Club. 

Students in the club set up the live, Earth-to-space HAM radio call by connecting to Florida, which then connected to Italy and finally to the International Space Station as it orbited over Africa and Europe. The connections were made through the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program. 

About 50 fourth graders from Northridge Elementary School attended the space call at CU Boulder’s new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building. 

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the students,” said Kristen Brohm, St. Vrain Valley Innovation Center STEM program manager. 

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