A local school makes radio contact with astronauts on the International Space Station.

Chiddix Junior High School is one of 11 schools in the U.S. that’s been given the chance to talk to the space station through ham radio this year.

They were given the opportunity through the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Program.

One student applied for the opportunity many times until Chiddix was finally approved.

“I think it went amazing today because we got all 16 students in and we got all of round two questions in with two minutes to spare,” says 8th grader Dhruv Rebba. “So it went really good.”

Rebba says he will still experiment in ham radio even though the project is over.