[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Vrije Basisschool, De Haan, B-8200, Belgium

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Mon Aug 31 22:16:26 PDT 2009

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Vrije Basisschool, De Haan,  B-8200, Belgium on 03 Sept. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 07:42 UTC.

The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and VK4KHZ. The contact should be audible over the east coast of the Australia. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in Dutch.


Our school is located in De Haan -a sea-side resort- and we have 300 students. Sea air offers healthy environment and favours activities for the children. Our school pays attention to the child on all facets and we develop themes and projects. We appreciate new areas of knowledge and develop active approach. One of our students - Iman - won an ESA T-Shirt drawing competition. This ARISS contact is the prize and all class mates participate.  



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


1.  Hoe ziet de ruimte eruit vanuit jullie raket?
    What does space look like from your rocket?
2.  THoelang duurt de voorbereiding om in de ruimte te mogen? 
    How long do the preparations take to be able to go to space
3.  Hoe voelt het in een raket?
    What does it feel like in a rocket?
4.  Hoeveel graden is het in de ruimteraket?
    How many degrees is it inside the spaceship?
5.  Zie je veel van het zonnestelstel vanuit de raket?
    Can you see much of the solar system from your spaceship?
6.  Zie je kometen vanuit de raket?
    Can you see comets from your rocket?
7.  Wat zijn de leuke en minder leuke kanten aan astronaut zijn?
    What are the nicer and not so nice things about being an astronaut?
8.  Hoe leven jullie daar in een raket?
    What is life like inside a rocket? 
9.  Drinken jullie alleen koude dranken of kunnen jullie daar ook warme 

    dranken drinken?
    Can you only drink cold drinks there, or can you drink warm drinks too?
10. Gaan er nog dieren mee in de ruimte? Zo ja, hoe communiceer je dan met 

    Do animals go along in space. If they do, how do you communicate with 

11. Zien jullie soms ruimtewezens?
    Do you sometimes see aliens?
12. Kom je soms in gevaarlijke situaties? Wat doe je dan?
    Do you sometimes get into dangerous situations? What do you do then?
13. Wat moet je allemaal doen als je in de buurt komt van het ruimtestation?
    What things do you have to do when you get close to the space station?
14. Hoe ziet het ruimtestation er vanbinnen uit?
    What does the space station look like on the inside?
15. Hoe nemen jullie contact met de aarde?
    How do you get in contact with earth?
16. Kan je de stralen van de zon door de raket voelen?
    Can you feel the warmth of the sunrays through the rocket?
17. Hoe ontstaat een zwart gat?
    What leads to the creation of a black hole?
18. Bestaan er nog onbekende planeten?
    Are there still unknown planets?
19. Bestaat er nog een planeet waar leven is?
    Are there other planets with life?
20. Hoeveel planeten heb je al gezien?
    How many planets have you seen?
21. Hoeveel planeten heb je al bezocht?
    How many planets have you already visited?
22. Hoe gaat het eraan toe in een raket?
    How are things done in a rocket?



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


Next planned event(s):

   1. ESA/ESOC Long Night of the  Stars, Darmstadt, Germany

      Fri  4 Sept. 09  20:10 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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