[sarex] ARISS event - 21st. World Scout Jamboree, Chelmsford, England, Saturday (Aug 04) 21:11 UTC
Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]
kenneth.g.ransom at nasa.gov
Wed Aug 1 15:03:49 PDT 2007
An International Space Station Expedition 15 ARISS school contact has
been planned with scouts at the 21st. World Scout Jamboree in
Chelmsford, England on 04 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 21:11 UTC.
The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and GB100J . The
contact should be audible in most of Europe. Interested parties are
invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are
expected to conduct the conversation in English.
2007 is the Centenary of the Scout Movement which started on the 1st
August 1907 when Baden Powell took twenty boys from different
backgrounds to Brownsea Island to try out his thoughts.
The 21st. World Scout Jamboree is held at Chelmsford, Essex, England
with a theme of 'One World One Promise'. There are representatives from
over 200 countries making up the 32,000 participants and an 8,000 strong
International Service Team. This is the largest ever Scouting event.
Whilst at the Jamboree, the participants take part in adventurous
activities, educational activities such as learning about 'The Element'
(Air, Water, Fire and Earth) and a Science Laboratory, 'Global
Development'. Each day 4,000 participants leave the Jamboree to help
with Community Projects.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. How do you stop yourself from bumping into objects when you are
2. What is the best thing you have seen from space?
3. Can you see the Sunrise from outer space?
4. With no fresh meat and vegetables available, what is your typical
5. How long will it take for you to be back to normal after your duty
on the Space Station?
6. Can you see weather features such as Hurricanes and Lightening
Storms for the Space Station?
7. How do you spend your spare time on the Space Station?
8. Do you have your own room on the Space Station?
9. Can you receive the TV Soaps on the Space Station?
10. What made you want to be an Astronaut?
11. How long do Astronauts spend on the Space Station?
12. What is the most memorable Occasion, Sight or Activity whilst on
the Space Station.
13. Are you nervous about your return journey to Earth?.
14. How often are you able to speak to your family from the Space
15. On a normal day, how long do you work?
16. What do you miss the most?
17. How easy is it to get on with each other in the confined space?
18. What happens to tears when you cry in zero gravity?
19. Do you see much space debris from other space activity?
20. Have you ever been a member of the Scout or Guide Movements, if so,
has it helped you during your time in space?
Information about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be found at
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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