Using a radio she built, Rebecca Rubsamen, center left, 16, of Alamo, lets Spencer Lang, 8, center right, ask a question of astronaut Mike Hopkins aboard
Using a radio she built, Rebecca Rubsamen, center left, 16, of Alamo, lets Spencer Lang, 8, center right, ask a question of astronaut Mike Hopkins aboard the International Space Station from Rancho Romero Elementary School in Alamo, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Students were allowed to ask questions for short window of time that the space station was in radio range. Rubsamen is part of the Amateur Radio International Space Station program developed by NASA to promote STEM education. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)