[sarex] ARISS event - Prairielands Council, Boy Scouts of America, Space Jamboree Camp Robert Drake (Oakwood, IL), Champaign, Illinois USA, Saturday (Oct 06) 19:11 UTC
Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]
kenneth.g.ransom at nasa.gov
Wed Oct 3 08:28:08 PDT 2007
An International Space Station Expedition 15 ARISS school contact has
been planned with scouts at the Prairielands Council, Boy Scouts of
America, Space Jamboree Camp Robert Drake (Oakwood, IL), Champaign,
Illinois USA on 06 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately
The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and VK4KHZ. The
contact should be audible along Eastern portions of Australia.
Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink.
In addition, the audio should be available via IRLP and EchoLink. The
participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.
Space Exploration and Radio Merit Badges form the core of our Space
Jamboree program. Mars exploration, Moon base design and studying the
International Space Station are some of the things we are learning
about. Pioneering skills are traditional Scouting activities, yet
Science and Technology have always been at the forefront of exploration
and we are looking forward to a telebridge phone call from a modern
pioneer on the edge of space exploration.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. We are taught about "Leave No Trace" here, on Earth. I hear about
'space junk' and 'space trash'. How do astronauts deal with trash and
'other stuff' in space?
2. When you get back to Earth, do you ever dream that you are floating?
3. What do you like to do in your free time?
4. How did your parents react when you told them you were going into the
5. What type of exercises do you have to do because of zero gravity?
6. Have you given any thought to what games we might play in space, like
Harry Potter "Quidditch," for instance?
7. How do you store stuff when you have no gravity?
8. What kinds of emergencies did you train to handle?
9. Is the space life better than earth life?
10. What are your favorite Russian foods?
11. Why would you launch Luke's Light Saber? If Spielberg doesn't want
it anymore, can I have it?
12. I heard that some astronauts get sick when they take off and land.
How do you clean the helmets or do you have spares?
13. What do you do at the space station?
14. In your training to become an astronaut, what did you enjoy most?
What did you enjoy least?
15. How many times do you get out of your shuttle with a space suit?
16. I know you like music, can you sing louder, longer, with a wider
vocal range in space?
17. What games/sports do you or can you play?
18. How do you cope with living in such close quarters with people you
only met recently?
19. Is there any season in space?
20. What kind of living space do you guys have and is it comfortable to
Information about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be found at
http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact . Packet is
occasionally active on 145.825 simplex.
Next planned event(s):
1. Isummasaqvik School, Quaqtag, QC Canada, telebridge via ON4ISS Wed
2007-10-10 18:32 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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