Umiujaq students speak live to an astronaut of the International Space Station
Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, QC (November 17, 2015) – Today, students at Kiluutaq School, Umiujaq, will be talking live to an astronaut of the International Space Station. The radio contact will occur at approximately 11 a.m., while the International Space Station travels over Umiujaq, about 400 km above the earth.
For the past years, this special program has been offered to Nunavik schools under the sponsorship of the Makivik Corporation, First Air and Air Inuit. The program is coordinated by the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).
The Kativik School Board (KSB) was created in 1975, under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. Since 1978, it has been the exclusive provider of academic services to the Nunavik population. Education programs developed by the KSB are offered in schools of the 14 Nunavik communities, in Inuktitut as first language and in French and English as second languages. More information at: www.kativik.qc.ca
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For information, please contact:
Jade Duchesneau Bernier
Public Relations Officer