[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Sätraskolan, Skärholmen, Sweden

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Fri Sep 4 12:09:59 PDT 2009

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Sätraskolan, Skärholmen, Sweden on 06 Sep. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 19:25 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and LU8YY. The contact should be audible over portions of the South America. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in Swedish.


Sätraskolan is located in Skärholmen in the Southern part of Stockholm. 
The school has children from preschool to 9th grade with about 550 students and 100 employees. For the past year, the school has been engulfed in a real space fever. For the upcoming event, more than 1000 questions where submitted. This says quite a lot about the level of motivation from students and teachers alike. This is also reflected in the slogan selected for the event: "Sätraskolan; skolan som siktar högre" (Sätraskolan; the school which aims higher).  


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


1.  My bean plants twist themselves around bamboo sticks. How would they

    behave in space?   

    Mina bönplantor slingrar sig runt bambukäppar. Hur skulle de bete sig i  

2.  Isn't it very bad for the environment to travel to space?
    Är det inte mycket miljöförstöring att åka till rymden?  
3.  I saw a film where a flag was waving on the moon. How could it be waving 

    if there is no air?            
    Jag såg en film där en flagga vajade på månen. Hur kunde den vaja om det 

    inte finns någon luft?          
4.  Can a hairdryer work in space?
    Kan en hårtork fungera I rymden?
5.  How can the space station stay attached (to space)?
    Hur kan rymdstationen sitta fast? (i rymden)
6.  Why doesn't the space shuttle start like an aircraft?
    Varför startar inte rymdfärjan som ett flygplan?
7.  When you are in space, does it feel like slow-motion?
    När man är ute I rymden, känns det som att det är slowmotion?
8.  Can you see the atmosphere around earth when you look down at it?
    Ser man atmosfären runt jorden när man kollar ner på den?
9.  Do you turn red in the face when you are upside down in space?
    Blir man röd I ansiktet när man hamnar upp och ner I rymden?
10. Do you sometimes get angry with each other in space?
    Blir ni osams någon gång i rymden?
11. How does it feel coming back to earth after having been weightless?
    Hur känns det när man kommer till jorden efter att inte ha vägt

12. Can you feel that your muscles get shorter/that you get weaker?
    Känner man att musklerna blir mindre/att man blir svagare?
13. Have you seen a rainbow in space?
    Har du sett en regnbåge I rymden?
14. Can you survive without clothes in space even though you get oxygen?
    Kan man klara sig ute I rymden utan kläder fastän man får luft?
15. Do you grow anything on the ISS?
    Odlar ni något på ISS?
16. Is it cold in space? Do you freeze when you go for a spacewalk?
    Är det kallt i rymden? Fryser du när du går på rymdpromenad?
17. How can you know when its day or night?
    Hur kan man veta när det är dag eller natt?
18. When you drink, will the water float like a bubble inside your stomach?
    När du dricker, kommer vattnet att flytta runt som en bubbla I din mage?
19. Is the food better in space or on earth?
    Är maten godare I rymden eller på jorden?
20. Do you eat a lot in space?
    Äter man mycket i rymden?



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



Next planned event(s):

   1.  Atheneum Middenschool Keerbergen, B-3140 Keerbergen, Belgium

       Thu 10 Sep 09 09:31 UTC


   2.  UNICEF Belgium from Euro Space Center, Belgium

       Thu 10 Sep 09  09:55 UTC


3.        Tokyo Denki University High/Junior High School, Koganei, Tokyo, Japan

    Sat 12 Sep 09 08:25 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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