We have made a videoconference between the Czech Republic and the ISS space station

The first public videoconference with the International Space Station from the territory of the Czech Republic was held in the building of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Charles Square in Prague on Monday, 4 December 2017 at 16.40. The technological solution of the transmission was provided by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. The program was organized by SCIENCE IN as part of the ESERO CZ project (the European Space Agency's educational office), of which the faculty is a partner.

The all-afternoon program for teachers and pupils of secondary and elementary schools was compiled from lectures and experiments involving space, rocket technology, extraterrestrial life, and physics. Representatives of SCIENCE IN, CTU Faculty of Electrical Engineering, ESA, Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice and Charles University were among the speakers. The ÚDiF group (The Amazing Theater of Physics) concluded the event with their science show.

At 16.40, for the first time, the Czech Republic connected with the ISS space station through videoconference call. The video call with astronaut Paolo Nespoli lasted twenty minutes. The astronaut responded to nine questions, including three from teachers from the Czech Republic.

Česká televize, blesk.cz, ceskenoviny.cz, tyden.cz, irozhlas.cz, and iHNed.cz has informed about the event..

More about the project: www.esero.sciencein.cz.


Photos: Petr Jan Juračka​

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