I heard on my Amateur Radio equipment the voice of Bill McAuthur, US Astronaut directly from ISS, on Saturday that he worked a station in Alaska. He's now worked all States on VHF from the International Space Station.
When Bill passed over on, I brought my 7 year old to the radio just in case he continued to talk. We both heard him making contacts in Colorado, California and Arizona (simple setup at home, Kenwood d7a and jpole antenna on the roof of my house). When I told her that he was talking from space she was quite excited. Both my kids will get their licenses. My oldest is planning to take the test when she is nine.
This was the second time I've heard him. Next time, I want to talk to him and let my kids listen.