NASA astronaut Terry Virts is part of the current ISS crew, while ESA telerobotics specialist André Schiele is in the Netherlands. Thanks to two special joysticks with force feedback in both locations, though, they were able to "shake hands" during a recent demo of the first space-to-ground remote control. They took turns to move their respective joysticks, while the other felt the movement through theirs. Schiele said "[i]t felt as though Terry was extending his arm down from space to shake [his] hand." This is the first time the technology was tested between two people -- astronaut Butch Wilmore tried it alone in the past -- and it seemed to work great even if the ISS was in orbit, flying over 3,000 miles away from the Netherlands at that moment.