[sarex] ARISS events -Kawanishi Seiwadai Community Center, Hyogo, Japan , Thu (Apr 09)

Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BARRIOS TECHNOLOGY] kenneth.g.ransom at nasa.gov
Mon Apr 6 11:16:28 PDT 2009

An Expedition 19 ARISS school contact has been planned with participants at Kawanishi Seiwadai Community Center, Hyogo, Japan on 09 April. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 0737 UTC.

The contact will be a direct between NA1SS and 8N3KS. The contact should be audible over Japan. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink.  The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in Japanese.

Kawanishi City is in the residential suburbs that still has wonderful nature.  The history of Kawanishi City is very old. A lot of historical shrines and culture still exists. Our community center was established as a exchanging place in 1987. It is put to practical use for regional peoples exchanging place through sports and culture.

Participants will ask as many of the following (translated) questions as time allows:
1. (How did you feel when you entered the International Space Station after the space shuttle docked with it?
2. (What has been the most challenging and satisfying work you have experienced in space?
3. (Are you floating with your microphone while you are talking to us?
4. (Why did you want to be an astronaut?
5. (I've heard that the Great Wall of China can been seen from the moon. Can you also see buildings in Japan from the ISS?
6. (Global warming has reportedly been progressing. Does the Earth look different from the globe you saw in your previous missions?
7. (You will undergo an experiment on whether people can endure life in space for three months. Why did you decide to undergo such an experience even though it may put your health at risk?
8. (Will children be able to travel in space in the future?
9. (What is the most important item that you have taken with you in your trips to space?
10. (Have your viewpoints changed since you took your previous space journey? If so, please describe them?
11. (What will happen if space debris or meteorites hit the ISS?
12. (Can you see how the universe stretches out from the ISS?
13. (Are there any events that surprised you during your space trips?
14. (Viewed from the ISS, can you see the Earth rotating?
15. (What's the hardest problem you had in space?
16. (Can you see the aurora from space?
17. (What do you think about during your space missions?
18. (Have you ever seen any unidentified flying objects?
19. (What's your favorite space food?
20. (What would you like to do if you have free time during your long-term stay on the ISS?
21. (Is there any star you’ve seen for the first time during the current space mission?
22. (Can you endure a long-term stay on the small ISS?
23.(In the future, what would you like to do as an astronaut?

Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact .

Next planned event(s):
Ulvila Upper Secondary School, Ulvila, Satakunta, Finland, Fri 2009-04-17 07:36 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 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/ (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of Canada).

Thank you & 73,
Kenneth - N5VHO

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