Three pupils at St. Joseph’s were treated to an out of this work experience this week when they listened in to the International Space Station as it passed over the School at 13.06 on Tuesday.
Caiutlin, Gracie and Alice, who are members of the School’s girls only Science Club Stemettes, downloaded the signal and listened in as one of the astronauts on board the station conducted a question and answer session with school children in Europe.
The astronaut, Alexander Gerst, answered 8 questions posed by school children about space and his experiences on board the space station. Conducted in English and German, the conversation was a unique and inspiring way for the three St. Joseph’s girls to put to good use the skills learned in the weekly Science Club although they were surprised to learn that only one of the 6 astronauts on board is female! However, as the ghree girls found out this week, the sky’s the limit when you’re aiming high!.
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