[sarex] ARISS event - Malaysian Group of Schools #1, National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday (Oct 14) 17:17 UTC
Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]
kenneth.g.ransom at nasa.gov
Wed Oct 10 09:11:26 PDT 2007
An International Space Station ARISS school contact has been planned
with one of five Malaysian Group of Schools at the National Planetarium
in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 14 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 17:17 UTC.
The contact will be a direct between and Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor -
9W2MUS and station 9M2RPN. The contact should be audible in most of
Malaysia. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz
downlink. The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in
This will be the first ARISS opportunity to establish a radio link
between school children and the ISS, also talking to our Malaysian
Astronaut. This is going to be a most stimulating experience for school
children to learn first hand something about Space and human
These contacts will hopefully energize students to look beyond their
school syllabus and learn about space, technology as well as about
amateur radio. We hope that this opportunity would serve as an
educational tool how science in space could improve life on Earth.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. How are you adapting to zero gravity?
2. When you have achieved orbit, what is the first thing that you do?
3. Do you feel day and night in space?
4. How long did you take for your journey from earth to space?
5. What was your feeling to go in space successfully?
6. How do you walk in space?
7. Is there a bathing roaster for the crew?
8. What are your feelings to be the 1st Malaysian in space?
9. What were your feelings when you were launched into space?
10. In the journey from earth to the ISS, when was the most stressful
11. What time zone do you observe in space?
12. Which is the largest man made object that you can see?
13. Have you seen other planets besides Earth?
14. How big is the ISS?
15. Do you see any meteoroids from the ISS?
16. How does the sun look like from the ISS?
17. Is it always dark in outer space?
18. Is it hard to sleep in space?
19. How many times in one day do you pass over Malaysia?
20. Do you have your own room in space?
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. Malaysian Group of Schools #2 National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia, direct via 9M2RPN Mon 2007-10-15 16:06 UTC
2. Malaysian Group of Schools #3 National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia, direct via 9M2RPN Tue 2007-10-16 16:28 UTC
3. Malaysian Group of Schools #4 National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia, direct via 9M2RPN Thu 2007-10-18 15:39 UTC
4. Malaysian Group of Schools #5 National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia, direct via 9M2RPN Sat 2007-10-20 14:50 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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