Hotline to outer space

Ever wanted to dial up an astronaut in outer space? On Tuesday, 24 March 2015 a group of children at the NHM Vienna had the opportunity to do exactly that as part of the Mission X project. They spoke to Italian ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoferetti on the International Space Station via a live video link and had the chance to ask her questions. Austrian astronaut Franz Viehböck was also on hand to chat with the children and presented his spacesuit to the NHM Vienna as a permanent loan.