The Nunatsiaq News reported on the event, organized by the group Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), a NASA educational program whose volunteers link schools with the orbiting astronauts. The idea is to get students to think about careers in science, technology, engineering and math, the newspaper said.
“Go after your dream. No one is going to come and say here is your job”
By Dean Morrison
The students were then connected to NASA astronaut Donald Pettit, who arrived on the space station Dec. 12 for a six-month stay.
“At first I wasn’t, but now I am definitely interested in becoming an astronaut and going into space,” Omole said.
Yet the media constantly shows them living in igloos, wearing parkas, and driving dog-sleds. The idea that they use computers--or cellphones, or cars--is inconceivable to most people.
For more on the subject, see Eskimos: The Ultimate Aborigines.