[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC), Castelldefels, Spain

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Sat Dec 2 04:24:12 UTC 2017

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering  (EETAC), Castelldefels, Spain on 04 Dec. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:10 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and EG3UPC. The contact should be audible over Spain and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.



The School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC) is a higher education school of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Barcelona TECH that offers Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees and several Doctoral programs in the fields of Telecommunications and Aerospace

Engineering. The School is renowned for its strong commitment with educational innovation and quality. This commitment is strengthened through a wide research activity strongly related with the industry, aiming at transferring the results to our Society.



Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:



1. Why isn't the ISS farther away from Earth? 

2. Is there a protocol that must be followed in case of finding extra- 

   terrestrial life?

3. How do you measure your weight in the space? 

4. Did you watch "The Martian" movie starred by Matt Damon? If it's so, do 

   you think the story might be true in Mars in the distant future?

5. How long does it take to put on the spacesuit?

6. How much energy do you produce with the solar panels and how do you use 

   that energy?

7. How and how often do you receive supplies from the Earth?

8. Do you think that in the near future ordinary citizens will be able to 

   travel to space? 

9. Do you think nowadays, women have the same possibilities as men in the 

   space explorer?

10. Is up there anyone playing any music nowadays? Or just Chris Hadfield   

    used to do that?

11. What time zone do you use in the ISS?

12. How did you feel the first time you slept on the ISS?

13. How do you feel about the image of astronauts shown on TV or cinema 

    compared to your real life?

14. Which was your reaction when you were selected?

15. Can you explain any funny situation that happened there?

16. What are the skills that you need to be there?

17. After several time in the space, do you have another perspective of the 


18. Is your hair growing as much as it does on Earth?

19. Do you have to sleep fewer hours if you are in space? Why?

20. Could you tell us if you would have accepted to do a space trip with the 

    technology that had been used on the first moon landing?





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About ARISS: 

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or informal education venues.  With the help of experienced amateur radio volunteers, ISS crews speak directly with large audiences in a variety of public forums.  Before and during these radio contacts, students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio.  For more information, see www.ariss.org, www.amsat.org, and www.arrl.org.


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN




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