School will talk live to astronaut in space
Posted by Bert Maes on June 25, 2009
Students at the VTI Sint-Lucas (VTISL) technical school in Oudenaarde (Belgium) have designed a radio antenna that is capable of receiving signals from the International Space Station (ISS).
To build the antenna, 15-19 year-old enthusiasts used CNC machine tools to make various, structural components for the 6 meter long assembly.
In September 2009, they’ll talk to Belgian astronaut Frank De Winne, Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk, as they fly above the school at over 27000 km/h…