• Question: Do you like it when u get the chance to talk to the astronauts on board the ISS and why?

    Asked by 238tch48 to Andrea, Vinita, Kirsty, Col Op, Charlie 🚀 on 13 Jun 2016. This question was also asked by 526tch24, 665tch48, c.s, spacefan226, 277tch48, 546tch48.
    • Photo: Andrea Boyd

      Andrea Boyd answered on 13 Jun 2016:

      Yep. Very much.

      How ridiculous/amazing is it that we get to talk to space as a dayjob!?!! It’s so good working with all the different astronauts and scientists and engineers and making hundreds of experiments happen in space plus keeping all of the systems working in the European science laboratory.

      I just push a button and chat like it’s no big deal to astronauts space with no delay – the tech behind that ‘just working’ all the time is incredible. Also when they call us on the phone it sounds like a regular phone call.

      All the astronauts and cosmonauts are so multi-talented and highly trained and disciplined and fun to work with. We get science done and have lots of laughs. It’s such a privilege – I love it!

    • Photo: Kirsty Lindsay

      Kirsty Lindsay answered on 20 Jun 2016:

      I don’t have the chance to talk to astronauts in space 🙁 It does sound fun though 🙂