[sarex] upcoming ARISS contact with University of Liege, Liege, Belgium

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sat Oct 3 11:59:14 PDT 2009

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at University of Liege, Liege, Belgium on 02 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 13:10 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and ON4ISS. The contact should be audible over portions of eastern Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in French/English.

The PhD students' inaugural day is a yearly event organized at the beginning of the academic year and gathering many young researchers of the University of Liege in Belgium (ULg). The purpose is to boost information exchange between the 1500 ULg PhD students and promote training. This half-day begins with a plenary session, welcoming high-level academic/political actors or researchers. We invited Prof Bernard Rentier, ULg Rector, and Marie-Dominique Simonet, Minister for scientific research. 

The attendees have the opportunity to share their experience through workshops on selected topics: scientific communication, PhD employment and intellectual property. A contact with Frank De Winne on the ISS constitutes for us an extraordinary opportunity to share our passion for science and to talk about the most advanced research in many fields: fundamental, (physics experience from ULg part of OasISS mission), applied, life or human sciences.

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

1.  Quelle proportion d'expériences réalisées sur l'ISS sont conçues par des  

    institutions publiques et privées ?
2.  Constatez-vous des différences notoires dans la manière de travailler  

    avec ces deux types d'organismes ?
3.  Comment êtes-vous impliqué dans la préparation des expériences embarquées 

    a bord de l'ISS ?
4.  Comment entretenez-vous la somme de compétences acquises avant la mission 

    tout au long de celle-ci ?
5.  Quelle proportion de votre temps consacrez-vous aux expériences 

    scientifiques ?
6.  Compte tenu de votre emploi du temps, quel rapport à l'actualité  

    entretenez-vous ?
7.  Quand vous regardez la Terre depuis l'espace, constatez-vous une 

    évolution depuis votre derniere mission ?
8.  Comment gérez-vous l'eloignement avec vos proches ? 
9.  Quel est l'objet le plus insolite que vous avez emporté avec vous ?
10. Quels sont (si il y en a) les tensions qui émergent d'une promiscuité 

    prolongée ?
11. Attribuez-vous une compétence particulière à vos collègues astronautes-  

    docteurs en science?
12. Quel est la différence fondamentale entre une expérience réalisée dans 

    l'espace et sur Terre ?
13. Quels sont vos interactions avec les chercheurs pendant le déroulement 

    des expériences ?
14. Quel feedback recevez-vous des scientifiques après votre mission ?
15. Personnellement comment envisagez-vous l'avenir de l'ISS ?
16. Après cette mission, comment envisagez-vous la suite de votre carrière ?
17. Parmi les expériences réalisées à bord de l'ISS, quelle est celle que 

    vous présenteriez aux jeunes pour les intéresser aux sciences ?
18. Suivez-vous particulièrement les expériences belges comme celle de l'ULg 

    actuellement à bord de l'ISS ?
19. Quelle est, selon vous, la force des Belges dans la recherche ?
20. Quel est, pour vous, l'ingrédient indispensable d'une recherche réussie ?
1.  What proportion of experiments on the ISS are designed by public and   

    private institutions?
2.  Have you noticed significant differences in the way of working with these      

    two types of organizations?
3.  How are you involved in the preparation of experiments embedded aboard   

    the ISS?
4.  How do you maintain the sum of skills acquired before the mission and  

    throughout it?
5.  What proportion of your time do you devote to scientific experiments?
6.  Given your schedule, how is it possible for you to follow the news?
7.  When you look at Earth from space, have you noticed changes since your 

    last mission?
8.  How do you cope with the distance from your family?
9.  What is the most unusual object you have brought with you?
10  Which (if any) are the tensions that can emerge from an extended  

11. Do you recognise a special competence to your colleagues astronauts-PhDs?
12. What is the basic difference between an experiment in space and on Earth?
13. What are your interactions with researchers during experiences?
14. What feedback do you receive from scientists after your mission?
15. Personally how do you imagine the future of the ISS?
16. After this mission, how do you imagine the rest of your career?
17. Among the experiments aboard the ISS, which is the one you would present 

    to young people to get them interested in science?
18. Do you especially follow the Belgian experiments like the one from the 

    ULg, presently aboard the ISS?
19. According to you, what is the strength of the Belgian in research?
20. What is, for you, the essential ingredient of a successful research?



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


Next planned event(s):

1. Scuola Secondaria 1° Grado "Alighieri -  Trevigi"
   I-15033,  Casale Monferrato, Prov. Alessandria, Italy,

   Fri, 02 Oct 09 14:46 UTC 

2. 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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