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Girl Scouts can talk to the Space Station

Published: June 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, collaborating with NASA Glenn Research Center's Space Communications and Navigation Office, is offering an exclusive family event the week of June 19 at Camp Timberlane in Wakeman.

Girl Scouts will have an opportunity to submit questions in advance and then speak in real time with astronauts aboard the International Space Station using ham radio technology.

Only a limited number of organizations get approved for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station contact. The exact date and time of the ARISS contact will be determined by the location of the International Space Station's orbit around Earth, and will be announced just days before the event.

Guests will hear from NASA employees as well as Professor B. Curious from the Great Lakes Science Center. Activities will be set up throughout camp.

Girl Scouts and their families can register at www.gsneo.org/ariss. The cost is $20 per person. Girls who are not yet Girl Scouts and wish to attend can contact GSNEO Customer Care at 1-800-852-4474 or customercare@gsneo.org to complete a 2017 Girl Scout membership, which is an additional $15, and then register for the event.


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