Student texts space station with rooftop antennae

November 3, 2014 2:22 AM

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The sophomore astronomy student at the University of Iowa built a communication station on the seventh floor of the building there and helped assemble an approximately 20-foot rooftop antennae. The devices were used this summer to make contact with the station — a 460-ton, continuously crewed platform that took 10 years and more than 30 missions to assemble.

"That was pretty enthralling, I guess would be a good word," McCurdy told the Iowa City Press-Citizen ( ).

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