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NC elementary selected for teleconference with space station

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Dixon Elementary will participate in the teleconference next week. Dixon Elementary will participate in the teleconference next week.

HOLLY RIDGE, NC (WECT) - An elementary school in Onslow County has been selected by NASA to participate in a teleconference with astronauts on the International Space Station.

Students from Dixon Elementary will participate in the teleconference on Monday, April 21 at 2:05 p.m. The students will have about ten minutes to ask the astronauts questions. 

The teleconference is made possible by members of the local Amateur Radio Club, which has donated their time and equipment to help facilitate the event.

According to Suzie Ulbrich with Onslow County Schools, this is the first teleconference of its kind in North Carolina since 2006.

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