International Space Station

Local News
4:13 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Indiana Senate Links Up With Space Station Commander

NASA

The commander of the International Space Station spoke via video hookup to the Indiana Senate today.

Astronaut Kevin Ford is a native of Blackford County, Indiana and a graduate of the University of Notre
Dame.

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.

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Local News
7:02 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Astronaut Kevin Ford to Appear Before Indiana Senate—From Space Station

Astronaut Kevin Ford
NASA

The Indiana native who's commanding the International Space Station will make a very long distance video call to the Indiana Statehouse this week.

Astronaut Kevin Ford is scheduled to speak from Earth orbit via video hookup with the Indiana Senate Thursday.

Ford is from Blackford County, and his older brother, David Ford, was a state senator who died of pancreatic cancer in 2008.