Traverse City District Library Makes Contact With International Space Station

Friday morning the International Space Station was making its way over Northern Michigan and made contact!

Just like that the Traverse Area District Library made radio contact with the International Space Station.

With the help of the Cherryland Amateur Radio Club, participants in the library’s summer reading club got an extremely rare opportunity to interview NASA astronaut Nick Hague.

“The Traverse City District Library competed with a whole bunch of different organizations all over the world and only three libraries in the country were selected. My question was about what effects does zero gravity have on the digestive system so figured out that their full quicker, and they need to eat more so they have enough food every day,” said student participants Achiel and Adeline.

This was possible because of the amateur radio that’s orbiting on the international space station.