Thursday, 4 February 2016

ISS contact with Christ The King School, Rutland, Vermont, USA

A telebridge contact via VK4KHZ with students at Christ The King School, Rutland, Vermont, USA was successful Thu 2016-02-04 18:28:16 UTC 88 deg. Astronaut Tim Kopra successfully answered 19 questions for students.

Here is my recording

Watch a local news media report on the event at

Christ The King School is a PK-8 Catholic school in the city of Rutland, VT. The school has a population of 150 students and 17 teachers. Since 1886, Christ The King School (CKS) has dedicated itself to the principles of Catholic education, with academic excellence and community service being the hallmarks of our school. CKS is committed to incorporating technology in the classroom, with every class now having interactive white boards and internet access, middle school students each having access to a chrome book, and the school having a fully equipped computer lab. In 2015, the school received the Innovations in Catholic Education National Award for its implementation of exemplary, innovation programs to improve the teaching and learning of their students, faculty, and staff. Three of our students were chosen to be participants in the NASA Girls and NASA Boys summer program in 2014 and 2015. One of our retired school volunteers is a former Goddard Spaceflight Center Education Specialist and current Vermont Solar System Ambassador who helps insure that the students are able to take advantage of all the wonderful educational resources and opportunities available to them through the various NASA Education Programs. Our mission is to promote our Catholic faith through instruction, prayer, and service to others, assist our parents in their role as primary educators, and create a student-centered program in a structured academic environment that nurtures the development of the whole child.