[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Naka Junior High School, Kakamigahara City, Japan

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Sat Jan 20 15:56:34 UTC 2018

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Naka Junior High School, Kakamigahara City, Japan on 22 Jan. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:23 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8J25D. The contact should be audible over Japan 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.



Naka junior high school was established at 1947. The location of Kagamigahara is the central Japan. Our school has 615 students and 37 teachers now. Kakamigahara city has the Kakamigahara Aerospace Science Museum and JASDF Gifu Air Base. Kimiya Yui is a former member of that base. Age of contact member is 13-15.



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


1. What did you think when you saw the Earth from the space first time?

2. Do plants grow at the same speed as if it is on the Earth?

3. Is there any difference of how you feel the taste?

4. Did your physiological clock change? If yes how did it change?

5. Is there any difference of how sun looks? Is it brighter or 


6. Does smoke go up as if it does on the Earth?

7. What was the first change that occurred to your body?

8. What did you think when you reached to the ISS?

9. Have you been moved by any view of space? If yes, what was it like?

10. Is it Comfortable to live in the ISS?

11. Are there ceilings in the ISS even it is under weightless condition?

12. What is your favorite job/activity in the ISS?

13. When did you decided to go to the space? How old were you?

14. Do you often see sun eclipses?

15. Can you see any cultural artifact on the Earth?

16. Can you hear sounds such as Solar wind when you are working out side of 

    the space ship?

17. What was the thing that you most enjoyed in the weightless condition?

18. Do you have day and night in the ISS? What is the difference of 

    temperature between daytime and night time?

19. Is solubility different from the Earth surface?

20. What is the shape of flame of candle in the space?





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Next planned event(s):


  1.  The English School, Nicosia, Cyprus, telebridge via W6SRJ 

       The  ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

       The scheduled astronaut is  Mark Vande Hei KG5GNP

       Contact is a go for: Wed 2018-01-24 10:35 UTC




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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