Shaftesbury High School students communicated with Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques

Shaftesbury High School students communicated with Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques

Shaftesbury High School students’ dream has come true.

Some students at Shaftesbury High School had a very unusual experience. They had an opportunity to communicate with Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques. Now, the astronaut is on a mission to the International Space Station and the students asked him many interesting questions.

Shamim Mir Ahmadi is a grade 9 student and she was surprised how calm the man was when communicating with the kids. The girl said she would not be able to maintain such calmness if she had been in outer space for several months.

The conversation became possible thanks to The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station program. David Saint-Jacques will contact with different students for twenty times during his mission.

Shaftesbury High School science teacher Adrian Deake explained that the school has a long relationship with space agencies and seven other schools also joined the conversation and asked their questions.

Ahmadi was particularly curious in all domestic matters. She asked how the astronauts eat and about various other daily procedures. Some answers surprised the girl very much.

For example, Saint-Jacques said that once he received a gift from his wife. It was food. His wife prepared dehydrated food at the lab and decided to please her husband. He didn't think that something similar was possible.

The children were delighted with their conversation with the astronaut. They are grateful to their schools for such an opportunity. For them, this experience will be remembered for a lifetime.

However, at the moment, none of them admitted that he wants to become an astronaut. Time will tell!

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