Guests at Riverfront Museum Talks to Astronaut in Space


People at the Riverfront Museum this past afternoon received a long distance call from outer space.

Colonel Jeff Williams, Commander of the international Space Station, spoke via ham radio to a packed house at the museum.

Kids from the Space to Ground Amateur Radio and Space Club got to ask Williams questions about his mission.

The museum hopes the free event sparked more interest in science and in technology.

“Science is what most people feel like is not for them or that they can understand,” said Planetarium Curator Renae Kerrigan.

“But almost everybody loves space. Once you get people excited about space, maybe they’ll start to get interested in science as a whole.”

The Riverfront Museum is featuring space and exploration for the next few weeks.

It will also have local astronaut, Scott Altman, speaking in September.


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