[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Houya Elementary School, Nishitokyo, Japan

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Tue Sep 22 12:44:42 PDT 2009

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Houya Elementary School, Nishitokyo, Japan on 26 Sep. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:28 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds.


The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8J1HOYA. The contact should be audible over Japan. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.


Houya elementary school is established in 1874 and the number of children is 387 persons. We have no own amateur radio club station. But we will enhance an experimental educations, and we will plan to teach children who are interested in the ISS about the purpose of the ISS.


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

1.  Do you see any environmental disruption on the earth from space?
2.  Is it hot or cold sometimes in space?
3.  How do you see stars in space?
4.  Have you seen any aliens there?
5.  What is it like having long hair in space at no gravity? Does your hair 

    spread around? 
6.  Which standard time do you use for your clock at the ISS?
7.  When you catch a cold in space, will that infect the others?
8.  Can a spider make cobwebs in space?
9.  How do you wash your clothes there in the ISS?
10. How does a butterfly fly in the ISS?
11. What is your most favorite food among the space food?
12. What surprised you the most in space?
13. What entertains most during your stay in the ISS?
14. How do you recycle the air used?
15. Can you see other artificial satellites?
16. Can you throw a curve ball in space? What happens if you throw a non-

    straight ball there?
17. When you had to drink recycled urine, how did you feel?
18. What did you do outside the ISS? What kind of things did you need to pay 

    attention to there?


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


Next planned event(s):

1. R  T Alderman, Calgary, AB, Canada,
   Mon 28 Sep 09  20:43 UTC 

2. Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Ciência Viva, Lisbon, Portugal, 
   Thu 01 Oct 09  14:20 UTC 

3. University of Liege, Liege, Belgium
   Fri 02 Oct 09  13:09 UTC  

4. Scuola  Secondaria 1° Grado "Alighieri - Trevigi"
   I-15033,  Casale Monferrato, Prov. Alessandria, Italy, 
   Fri 02 Oct 09  14:46 UTC 

5. Boy Scouts of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada,
   Sat 03 Oct 09  18:07 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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