What can be cooler than talking to the Space Station?
Girl Guides of Canada held an international camp in Guelph Ontario with 2,500 campers from July 8-17, 2010.
On Friday July 16th, we contacted the Space Station via ARISS, (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) - the coolest 10 minutes of the entire camp experience!
Girls were pre-selected and once contact was made, the girls asked their questions and had them answered by Commander Doug Wheelock, an American astronaut currently on the Space Station.
Read about this amazing 10 minutes here.
The audio can be downloaded on the ISSfanclub website here although it's not terribly clear.
To see video of the contact, click here.
Girl Guides of Canada has a special connection to space travel. Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first female astronaut, attended guiding programs in her youth and brought Girl Guide cookies into space with her.