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

By KECI Staff
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
MISSOULA, Mont. -

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.