Newport’s Pell Elementary School students made history today by becoming the first Rhode Island public school to make contact with the International Space Station (ISS).

As part of United Nations annual World Space Week, K-4th graders talked directly with astronaut “Ricky” Arnold aboard the ISS live from their school gymnasium in Newport.

What’sUpNewp broadcast a live simulcast of the historic event on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on WADK 1540AM between 1 pm to 2 pm today. Besides hearing from the students and astronaut, you’ll also hear from Mike Cullen, Governor Gina Raimondo, Representative Marvin Abney

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