Students in Chambersburg connect with astronaut in space

11 students asked questions to astronaut aboard the International Space Station

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - For the students at Corpus Christi Catholic School, just reading about astronauts in space isn't enough.

The school took it to the next level as they gathered in the Capitol Theatre to talk to astronaut Kjell Lindgren aboard the International Space Station.

"It was great, and I was happy," said Marcus Henderson, second-grade student.

Eleven students asked questions as family and local leaders listened. Some of the questions were rather easy while others were a little more difficult.

"We went through the practice, and I was like 'It is going to be okay, and then I heard his voice, and I was like okay, he is actually talking to us,'" said Savannah Telemeco, seventh-grade student.

Last year, the school applied for this exploration through the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS).

"This is like a dream come true, and we have done several things with NASA, and every time we do something, it's the next big thing," said Amanda Blough, teacher. "So, this is our next big thing and now, our biggest question is what we are going to be doing next.”

The school has partnered with NASA for other projects, including the Reduced Gravity Flight Education program in Houston.


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