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Media Advisory/Photo Op - Ninety-six-year-old checks off bucket list item at the Ontario Science Centre by speaking to the International Space Station via ham radio

TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2020 /CNW/ - On January 22 at 12:21 p.m. at the Ontario Science Centre, 96-year-old Jean Moffet crosses an item off her bucket list: speaking to a crew member aboard the International Space Station. With assistance from ARISS Canada, Jean speaks to ISS Commander Luca Parmitano, a European Space Agency astronaut, by way of ham radio on a frequency that connects the Science Centre to the ISS via a telebridge amateur station in Northern Italy.  A licensed ham radio operator herself, Jean has volunteered at the Ontario Science Centre's amateur radio station, VE3OSC, for more than 30 years, and shares her knowledge and passion with countless visitors.


Ontario Science Centre connects to the International Space Station via amateur radio


Jean Moffet, licensed ham radio operator and volunteer
David Pilote, amateur radio tech expert, Ontario Science Centre
Christie Pigeon, volunteer coordinator, Ontario Science Centre


Wednesday, January 22
11:30 a.m. Event begins
12:21 p.m. Connection to International Space Station for a 10-minute Q&A with Commander Luca Parmitano


Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON
Access via South C entrance, off Gateway Blvd


SOURCE Ontario Science Centre

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