[sarex] ARISS event - University School, Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA - Fri. (Mar 16) 16:15 UTC
Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]
kenneth.g.ransom at nasa.gov
Wed Mar 14 07:11:56 PDT 2007
An International Space Station Expedition 14 ARISS school contact has
been planned with students at University School, Shaker Heights, Ohio,
USA on 16 March. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 16:15
The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and K8RBV. The
contact should be audible in the central and Eastern North America.
Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink.
The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.
EchoLink - The audio from this contact will be available on the
EchoLink *AMSAT* (node 101 377) and the *JK1ZRW* (node 277 208)
conference rooms. Please connect to the *JK1ZRW* server to keep the load
light on the *AMSAT* server. This will ensure good audio quality for
University School is a K-12 independent (private) school for boys near
Cleveland, Ohio with two campuses. Our campus in Shaker Heights (grades
K-8) has been operating a full size space shuttle simulator mockup since
1990. The simulator includes the flight and mid decks of the space
shuttle, a mission control area, a nodule of the International Space
Station, and even an airplane simulator. There are approximately 440
boys on our K-8 campus, all of whom seem very excited about the
opportunity this campus has to talk to the International Space Station.
The school was founded in 1890 and prepares boys for admission into
The Shaker Heights campus is located on 32 acres in Shaker Heights, an
eastern Cleveland suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. Shaker Heights is a
residential community noted for having two rapid transit lines,
tree-lined streets, and beautiful lakes and parks.
Students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. What thing most surprised you in space - something you didn't expect?
2. Are there any fears that you got when you went to the ISS?
3. Can you see the constellations from the space station?
4. If you were on the ISS alone and none of the space suits were working
and you had enough power to call, who would you call?
5. What does it feel like to hold the world record for the longest space
walk for women?
6. Would you ever bring your dog into space in an experiment or just to
be with you?
7. What does it feel like to be in the middle of a launch?
8. We are studying the nemotoids on the ISS through the Orion Quest
Program. Have you had any contact with this experiment?
9. How will this mission help promote future space expeditions?
10. Does music sound different in space?
11. Are zero gravity conditions as fun as they look?
12. What is the one thing you miss the most in space?
13. Is it hard to sleep in space?
14. How does it feel to re-enter the earth's atmosphere.
15. What do you do if you get bored?
16. Do you ever get motion sickness when you're flying in space?
17. What does it feel like to be in zero gravity?
18. What is your favorite in space activity not including EVA's?
19. Why do you wear white space suits?
20. How much contact do you personally have with any school related
projects on the space Station?
21. How will this mission be a model for new missions to look back and
make changes for the future?
22. During free time do astronauts listen to music?
23. When you look out into space do you see something that looks like a
television picture or does it have real depth like a 3-D picture?
24. How many times have you been to space?
Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS is not functioning in the
automatic modes properly and may be silent more than usual. Information
about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be found at
Next planned event(s):
East Aurora Middle School, East Aurora, New York, telebridge via
ZS6BTD, Mon 2007-03-19 13:04 UTC
Juvenile Space Club in Tatsuno, Tatsunomachi, Nagano-pref, Japan,
direct via 8J0T, Sat 2007-03-24 00:39 UTC
ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the
participating space agencies, NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES,
JAXA, and CSA, with the AMSAT and IARU organizations from participating
ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of
Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on-board the
International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see,
first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize
youngsters' interest in science, technology, and learning. Further
information on the ARISS program is available on the website
http://www.rac.ca/ariss (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of
Thank you & 73,
Kenneth - N5VHO
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