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Amazing ARISS ham contact and demonstration by Quebec Youth

The Jan/Feb issue of the The Canadian Amateur drew my attention to a few stories, this one is certainly worth sharing.

A 14 year old high school student, Vanessa Leblond-Drolet, VA2VDL, successfully completed a project to have her school complete an Amateur Radio contact with the astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

This is quite the accomplishment which will leave a lasting impression on her fellow students and the staff members.

The video of the contact is on YouTube.

A CBC radio interview with Vanessa is here.

More information on her project and some of the media attention (most in French) is at this website.

I believe Vanessa and the others involved deserve congratulations.