MISSOULA, Mont. -

Space Station astronauts wished hundreds of Missoula students happy new year as they soared above Missoula.

Then they did a little  floating to show what it's like in space.

Target Range Elementary School hosted a special, one of a kind video conference call from Target Range to space.

The astronauts take 90 minutes to orbit the earth.

It took them 7 minutes to travel from high above Hawaii to Big Sky Country.

Students who won an essay contest interviewed commander Kevin Ford.

It was a once in a lifetime experience, said the students.