Kids from 6-18 will TALK LIVE!
with the International Space Station (ISS)
at the Museum » Saturday, August 5, 2017 » 12:30PM

Expedition 52 flight engineers Paolo Nespoli of ESA, left, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos, and Randy Bresnik of NASA pose for a photograph outside the Soyuz simulator. Credits: NASA/ Bill Ingalls

For the third year, the Frontiers of Flight Museum has been selected for a TALK LIVE! amateur radio contact with the International Space Station (ISS). Kids in the local area have a rare opportunity to ask questions to an astronaut in orbit aboard the ISS.

Talk Live! will take place on Saturday, August 5 at the Museum, at 12:30PM. Contact with the ISS is expected from 1:02:31PM to 1:13:13PM. Once transmission begins, the doors to the Hamilton Family Auditorium will be closed, so please arrive at 12:30PM to ensure you have a seat and can be part of this live feed.

Contact with the ISS will be relayed with the help of the Amateur Radio Satellite Corporation by an amateur radio station in Belgium, so the ISS will be overflying Europe while our TALK LIVE is in progress.

We invite all to join us! Kids whose questions are selected (and their families) will be invited to the Museum on Saturday, August 5 to participate in this direct contact with an astronaut in orbit.

This opportunity is made possible with the cooperation of NASA and the Amateur Radio Satellite Corporation. The event will be held in the Museum’s Hamilton Family Auditorium (on the mezzanine level) to allow the families and other Museum visitors to join in the experience.


Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency begins his third trip into space on Expedition 52, and they launch on Friday, July 28. Nespoli earned his Master’s Degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Polytechnic University in New York and speaks English fluently. He’s also an avid amateur radio enthusiast.

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