[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON Canada

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sun Jul 26 18:58:29 PDT 2009

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON Canada on 30 July. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 16:03 UTC.

The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and ON4ISS. The contact should be audible over parts of eastern Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.


The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is Canada's most research-intensive hospital and one of the world's largest and most respected paediatric academic health sciences centre. Children in every nation of the world have benefited from our patient care innovations, preventative medicine practices and strategies, research discoveries and partnerships.

Established in 1875, SickKids has a long-standing tradition of providing the best possible care for children and for health promotion. Take Pablum, which our doctors invented in the 1930s to prevent malnutrition among infants. Royalties from the sale of Pablum led to the foundation of our Research Institute in 1954. Over the years, the Institute has become known as home for many leading scientists whose work attracts international attention.



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


1.  How difficult is it to move around with no gravity?
2.  Do you ever get homesick? 
3.  How does your family feel about you leaving for so long? 
4.  Why is space black and not blue?
5.  What do you feel when lifting off from the launch pad? 
6.  Do you become frightened at anytime and what do you do?
7.  Is it dangerous to sneeze on the space station? 
8.  Would injuries heal faster in space?
9.  How long does it take to reach Space Station?
10. How do you clean or shower in space?
11. How is your food cooked or prepared?
12. What do you do for relaxation, do you have video games?
13. Can you talk to your family when you are on the space station?
14. How do you sleep and do you sleep well?
15. What kind of clothing do you wear most of the time?
16. What happens if you become sick and actually throw up on the Space

17. How do you go to the washroom in space?
18. Do you have allergy problems on the space station?



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


Next planned event(s):


   1. Borough of New Providence, NJ, Summer Playground Camp, 

      New Providence, NJ Thu 30 July 09 17:24 UTC


   2. United Space School, Seabrook, Texas  Wed 5 August 09, 13:47 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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