[sarex] Re: ARISS event - Aaxam Jatiya Vidyalaya, Guwahati, India, Wed (Jan 07) at 08:01 UTC

Sandeep Baruah sandeepbaruah at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 00:05:35 PST 2009

This is great! I belong to this Guwahati city though I work in New Delhi and
presently here only for other works.

I came to know about this event from today's local newpaper. It has a
Headline coverage in 'The Assam Tribune' http://www.assamtribune.com But
there is no mention of 'ham radio' in the news. Pity.

Our Satellite Antennas with Tracking Mechanism with TS 2000X and a TM D700
is of no use for this type of contact [ http://www.qsl.net/vu2msy/vu2nct ]

This is through 'Telebridge' ..?? Is not it??

Cool!. A telebridge reference at
[ http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?t=184751 ]

Congrats. Keep it up.

Best 73s
Sandeep VU2MUE [ Previously VU2MSY ]

2009/1/6 Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR] <Kenneth.G.Ransom at nasa.gov>

> An International Space Station Expedition 18 ARISS school contact has been
> planned with participants at Aaxam Jatiya Vidyalaya, Guwahati, India on 07
> January. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 0801 UTC.
> The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and W6SRJ. The
> contact should be audible over western North America. Interested parties are
> invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. Audio from the contact
> should also be available via the AMSAT conference on EchoLink and via the
> 9010 Discovery reflector on IRLP. The participants are expected to conduct
> the conversation in English.
> AXAM JATIYA VIDYALAYA (AJV) is a co-educational high school situated in
> Guwahati City in Assam in the North-East India. Assam is the land of natural
> beauty through which the mighty river Brahmaputra flows. Assam is also
> famous for its tea, oil and the one-horned Rhino.
> AXAM JATIYA VIDYALAYA (AJV) was established in January 1, 1994, and is
> registered with the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA), Government
> of Assam, India. The school has classes from Class Ĥ to Class X, and total
> strength of students is about 1300 and total strength of teachers is about
> 100. The primary medium of instruction in the school is Assamese. But
> English is taught as a compulsory second language with special emphasis on
> Spoken English. Apart from English, other subjects are Science, Mathematics,
> Social Science, Assamese, Computer Science, Sanskrit, Music, Fine Arts,
> Hindi, Geography, History and others. The school also has Saturday classes
> for ? Musical instrument (Violin, Tabla etc), Fine Arts, Dance (Satriya,
> Bharat Natyam), Yoga etc.
> The school has a record of excellence in the state level examinations. In
> the 2008 Matriculation (class X) Examination (conducted by the Government
> Board), out of a total of 83 students who appeared for the examination, 39
> students got distinction marks (80% and above) in English; moreover a
> student of this school stood first out of the total students in the entire
> State of Assam who appeared in the said examination.
> The students of the school are proud to host the Space Talk with Mike
> Fincke whose wife Renita Saikia hails from Assam.
> Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
> 1. What is the difference in environment inside and outside the Space Ship?
> 2. How the quality of the air is maintained inside the Space Ship?
> 3. What type of food do you normally eat in the Space Craft? Can you heat
> or cook food there?
> 4. Can you sleep normally inside the Space Ship? How do you set your
> sleeping and waking times?
> 5. How do you manage water in the Space Ship?  Do you recycle or
> manufacture?
> 6. How do you take a bath?  Is it possible to take a shower inside the
> Space Craft?
> 7. Do you lose the sense of direction in zero gravity? How do you adjust?
> 8. Can you see any seasonal changes on Earth? Can you see any man-made or
> natural structures on Earth?
> 9. What type of Scientific Experiments are you doing at present in the ISS?
> 10. What would be the one most significant achievement of this expedition?
> 11. What do you do in your spare time inside the spacecraft? Can you watch
> TV or listen to Radio?
> 12. How many sun rise and sun sets you see in a day?
> 13. How do you maintain your health in space? Can you exercise in zero
> gravity?
> 14. We have heard that you are learning Assamese in Space through the
> Assamese Flash Cards. Apuni Oxomiya kobo pareneki?
> Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at
> http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact <
> http://www.ariss.org/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 countries.
> 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.ariss.org/ <
> http://www.ariss.org/>  (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of
> Canada).
> Thank you & 73,
> Kenneth - N5VHO
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