[sarex] ARISS event - Colegio La Salle, San Bernardo, Palencia, Spain, Friday (Jun 08) 10:55 UTC

Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR] kenneth.g.ransom at nasa.gov
Thu Jun 7 08:06:55 PDT 2007

An International Space Station Expedition 15 ARISS school contact has
been planned with participants at the Colegio La Salle, San Bernardo,
Palencia, Spain on 08 June. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 10:55 UTC.

The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and W6SRJ. The
contact should be audible in western portions of 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.

Colegio La Salle is a college in city of Palencia, in the Cerraro
region. Palencia is the capital city of the province of Castilla and
Leon, at 235 km from Madrid.. The city has 82.263 inhabitants. The
school counts 150 pupils aged 6 to 18 years. Special efforts are
undertaken to move the students closer to the technological and
scientific world. The school maintains a close relationship with the
local astronomy society. For this event, schoolchildren of several
schools visit the college and assist to the space rendezvous.

Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. When did you realize you wanted to be an astronaut?
2. What did you have to study to be an astronaut?
3. Have you need to speak any other languages apart from yours to be
selected for this mission?
4. What sort of training did you receive to become an astronaut?
5. Now that you are in space, what do you miss the most?
6. What is taken into account when they are selecting astronauts for
space missions?
7. Do you get more tired in space than when you are on Earth?
8. How many hours a day do you have to work on the space ship?
9. In your free time, do you play cards or something? Can you watch
10. Have you seen a flying saucer?
11. Do you listen to music?
12. How does it feel to be floating for so long?
13. What do you have today for breakfast, lunch and dinner?
14. How many calories do you get everyday?
15. How do you differentiate days from nights?
16. Are there different rooms in the space ship or is there only one in
which you spend all the time?
17. Have you made any important discoveries?
18. Can your family get in touch with you through the phone?
19. Are you connected to the Internet?
20. How do you have a shower on the space ship?

Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS should be operating in the
unattended packet mode on 145.825 until a full restore of the radio's
capabilities is accomplished. Information about the next scheduled ARISS
contact can be found at http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact

Next planned event(s): 

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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