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Missoula students talk to Space Station astronauts as they pass over Montana

Published On: Jan 08 2013 11:24:28 AM MST   Updated On: Jan 08 2013 06:26:23 PM MST
Missoula students talk to astronauts on Space Station as they pass over Montana

Space Station astronauts wished hundreds of Missoula students happy new year as they soared above Missoula.

Then they did a little  floating to show what it's like in space.

Target Range Elementary School hosted a special, one of a kind video conference call from Target Range to space.

The astronauts take 90 minutes to orbit the earth.

It took them 7 minutes to travel from high above Hawaii to Big Sky Country.

Students who won an essay contest interviewed commander Kevin Ford.

It was a once in a lifetime experience, said the students.