Archive - May 13, 2009
On Saturday, May 2 ARISS and AMSAT operated from the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum during Family Day and Space Day events.
The contact, telebridged through W6SRJ in Santa Rosa, went like clockwork. Ten students and boy scouts at the National Air and Space Museum asked 19 questions to astronaut Michael Barratt, KD5MIJ on board ISS during the 9 minute contact opportunity. Audio from the contact was available via the AMSAT conference on EchoLink and via the 9010 Discovery reflector on IRLP.
Also on-hand at the National Air and Space Museum for the contact was Ricky Arnold II, KE5DAU. Ricky answered questions from the audience prior to the contact, sent his greetings to Michael Barratt at the beginning of the contact and stayed with the audience after the contact to answer questions one-on-one and to allow time for individual photos.