Texas School Talks to ISS:
Houston Chronicle, Cypress Section
May 2, 2013
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By Lindsay Peyton - Houston Chronicle - 5/2/2013.
For a few minutes Thornton Middle School was transformed into mission control.
After a year's worth of preparations - that included the addition of an antenna powerful enough to reach the International Space Station - seventh grader Christopher Babbichio found the right frequency to communicate with astronauts with classmates on standby.
The International Space Station only had about 10 minutes of time -- when it would be positioned in just the right spot for ham radio correspondence with the eager students...
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