Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Humber College students contact astronaut

Using a radio they designed and built themselves, a group of Ontario students managed to contact the International Space Station -- a goal their professor said he initially believed was "pie-in-the-sky".

This story is for those among us who like to cheer for the underdog. NASA has teams of engineers and squillions of Americanos available to construct the powerful devices they use to contact astronauts at the International Space Station. A group of students here in Toronto managed to cobble together a device on their own, and with the permission of NASA successfully contacted the space station.

Of course this all assumes there really is an International Space Station and that the world is not after all flat.


Wandering Coyote said...

I saw these guys on CBC Newsworld the other morning. Glad they made contact!

Candy Minx said...

Heehee. Remember in the Apollo 13 story...NASA actually had to put a square peg in a round hole. Even though we have stringtheory and Einstein etc...it is still Newtons' theories that get a rocket off the ground...