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Ontario Science Centre makes a senior volunteer’s dream come true

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 9:36 AM | Anonymous member

Ninety-six-year-old Jean Moffet has shared her knowledge and passion for ham radio at the OSC for over 30 years and recently staff from the science centre have helped make her dream of meeting an astronaut come true.

On January 22, 2020, Jean got to speak with Commander Parmitano, an Italian astronaut from the European Space Agency aboard the International Space Station.

When asked how long she’s been wanting to do this, Jean said, “Since I was 60… I was an amateur radio operator and my voice was going up to satellites and I could hear astronauts speak, but I could never speak to them.” 

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