Posted January 20, 2006 Atlanta
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Contact Lisa Grovenstein
The Georgia Tech Amateur Radio Club was able to spend a few minutes chatting via radio with International Space Station commander and Georgia Tech alum William McArthur on Jan. 19 at 10 a.m.
The students had about a 10-minute window to ask McArthur their questons when the space station was perfectly aligned to receive their signal.
To hear audio of the transmission, visit:
and scroll to the bottom of the page.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.