[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Inukjuak Space Camp, Kuujjuaq Quebec, Canada

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Mon Jun 29 15:45:47 PDT 2009

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Inukjuak Space Camp, Kuujjuaq Quebec, Canada on 1 July. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 14:25 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 50 seconds.


The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and W6SRJ. The contact should be audible over the west coast of the U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact will be conducted in English.


Inukjuak is an Inuit settlement located on Hudson Bay at the mouth of the Innuksuak River in the Nunavik region of northern Quebec, Canada. The population in 2008 was approximately 1500. It is only accessible by boat during the summer, but air service is available year round. Inukjuak means "The Giant" in the Inuktitut language. In the past, the site was known as Port Harrison. The area has long been inhabited by the Inuit - many archeological sites confirm this.For this Space contact, students will be flown from various parts of the northern region to take part in this Space camp sponsored by the Makivik corporation (Inuit Air, First Air), The Canadian Space Agency and ICOM Canada.


Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:

1.  How did you become an astronaut?

2.  Do you ever get lonely on the space station?

3.  What happens when you sneeze in space?

4.  How do you go to the bathroom in space?

5.  What kinds of experiments are you working on?

6.  What was your reaction the first time you saw the Earth from space?

7.  Do you think there could be life on other planets?

8.  What is the strangest thing you have ever seen in space?

9.  Have you ever used the Canadarm?

10. What kinds of noises do you hear in the space station?

11. Do you get isolation pay?

12. How do you tell day from night?

13. How many sunrises and sunsets do you see in a day?

14. What is your greatest fear and greatest joy being in space?

15. Did you bring anything special with you from home?

16. Do you dream while you sleep in space?

17. How do you sleep in space?

18. Have your sleep patterns changed during your time on the space station?

19. How do you keep clean on the space station?

20. Do you get to check your email?

21. What do you do during your free time?

22. Do you have any free time on the space station?

23. What happens if you get sick on the space station?

24. How old were you when you first thought of becoming an astronaut? 


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


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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,

David - AA4KN

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