First Malaysian School Contact, a Success


On Sunday, October 14, Malaysian students gathered at the National Planetarium in Kuala Lumpur and asked 16 questions of space visitor Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, 9W2MUS, via amateur radio. Shukor was able to answer 11 of the questions before the ISS went over the horizon. The contact was coordinated through the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program and was webcasted on http://www.angkasa.gov.my/webtvAngkasa/index2.html The Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters’ Society (MARTS) has posted information about the Malaysian contacts on its website: http://www.marts.org.my/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=117&Itemid=1

Read more at ARISS Sites

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