[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Baiting Hollow Scout Camp, Calverton, NY

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Wed Jul 1 22:51:57 PDT 2009

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp, Calverton, NY on 3 July. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 16:47 UTC. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and WH6PN. The contact will be conducted in English.

Baiting Hollow Scout Camp is owned and operated by the Suffolk County Council of the Boy Scouts of America who have been serving scouting for over 81 years.  Located on the North Shore of Long Island the camp has a freshwater lake and beachfront on the shore. Offering year round camping and programs to Boy Scouts, Cub scouts, Venturing Crews and their families.  The Camp offers swimming, sailing, boating water skiing, climbing, shooting sports, crafts, nature studies, scout craft and much more. This year's theme is "The Final Frontier". The scouts will get first-hand experience with the space program through this event and hopefully, it will stimulate them to learn more about space travel, astronomy, and, of course, radio communications. Members from the Eastern Long Island's Peconic Amateur Radio Club will be assisting the scouts for this event.


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


1.   How long have you been in space?

2.   What kind of rocket did you fly on?

3.   How do you go to the bathroom?

4.   What kind of food do you eat in space?  Do you have Pizza?

5.   How do you take a shower?

6.   How do you tell day from night?   

7.   Where do you sleep?

8.   What was your reaction when you first saw the earth from space?

9.   What is the weirdest thing you ever saw in space?

10.  How do you spend your free time in space?

11.  How long does it take to get in and out of orbit?

12.  Do you have internet access and how fast is it?

13.  What does it feel like to be weightless?

14.  What kinds of experiments are you working on?

15.  Do you think there is life on other planets?

16.  What does space look like?

17.  Have you seen any UFOs?

18.  Is it scary in space?

19.  How long does it take to get to the Moon?

20.  What happens when you sneeze in space?



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


Next planned event(s):


1.    Mugegawa Junior High School, Seki, Gifu, Japan, Sat. 11July09 10:15 UTC

2.    Technopolis, Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium, Sat 11July09 12:35 UTC

3.    Euro Space Center, Air and Space Day, Sun. 12July09 14:08 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,

David - AA4KN

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