International Space Station http://wfpl.org en Indiana Senate Links Up With Space Station Commander http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-senate-links-space-station-commander <p></p><p>The commander of the<a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html"> International Space Station</a> spoke via video hookup to the Indiana Senate today.</p><p>Astronaut Kevin Ford is a native of Blackford County, Indiana and a graduate of the University of Notre<br>Dame.</p><p>During a 20-minute chat with lawmakers and schoolchildren, Ford said dozens of experiments are being conducted aboard the space station, many of them medical tests involving the station’s zero-gravity environment.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:13:21 +0000 Rick Howlett 3873 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Senate Links Up With Space Station Commander Astronaut Kevin Ford to Appear Before Indiana Senate—From Space Station http://wfpl.org/post/astronaut-kevin-ford-appear-indiana-senate-space-station <p></p><p>The Indiana native who's commanding the International Space Station will make a very long distance video call to the Indiana Statehouse this week.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Astronaut Kevin Ford is scheduled to speak from Earth orbit via video hookup with the Indiana Senate Thursday.</span></p><p>Ford is from Blackford County, and his older brother, David Ford, was a state senator who died of pancreatic cancer in 2008.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:02:00 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 3766 at http://wfpl.org Astronaut Kevin Ford to Appear Before Indiana Senate—From Space Station