October 27, 2015: The Dearborn Public Schools successfully made a contact with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station at the Michael Berry Center! This was a fantastic Special Event for the students, staff, and all of the Amateur Radio Operators!
The entire event was captured on YouTube, including a presentation by a Henry Ford College Professor. Watch it on YouTube video here: (forward to 1:02:00 for the start of the actual contact.)
Local media reports. (thanks to Roger, KD8CSE, for compiling)
Astronaut Kjell Lindgren and his tweet on Anniversary Greetings on ARISS in Space! (click on his photo for the link to ARRL site) Dr. Lindgren successfully landed back on Earth aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on Friday, December 11, 2015.
The set up:
The antennas on the roof!
Special Thanks to Gordon, KD8COJ, for his leadership and determination in making this contact possible!
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