• Question: Is it quite cool talking to the people on the International Space Station?

    Asked by BB-8 to Col Op on 10 Mar 2016.
    • Photo: Columbus Operations

      Columbus Operations answered on 10 Mar 2016:

      Hello BB-8, the simple answer for me is “yes”. It’s very cool. Because it’s not normally part of my job as Ground Controller, I have only spoken to the ISS on one occasion. Naturally I immediately posted pictures to my Facebook page. I’ve met several astronauts here on Earth, and it turns out they’re normal persons, just like you and me.
      Dan (GSOC GC)