W. MI students chat with astronauts aboard ISS

Dozens of students questioned astronauts aboard the International Space Station Friday, Oct. 23, 2015.

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD)— Students whose eyes are normally trained on the skies were focused on space Friday, as they enjoyed a rare opportunity to connect with astronauts.

Students at West Michigan Aviation Academy used a radio to talk with astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

The conversation lasted about 20 minutes while the space station was floating above the United States.

“I asked about their time in space- if they felt it was long enough or too short,” said Morgan Platz. “It was quite extraordinary to talk to someone so far away.”

A total of 20 students from West Michigan Aviation Academy were able to ask questions during the brief window of time.

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