[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Boy Scouts of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sun Oct 4 06:39:00 PDT 2009

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Boy Scouts of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada on 03 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 18:03 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds.

The contact will be direct between NA1SS and VA3MGY. It should be audible over parts of eastern Canada and the U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.

Scouting is the worlds largest youth organization with 28 million members worldwide and is committed to the development of young people.  In Canada we have 100,000 members meeting in over 9,600 sections weekly!  Today we are joined, in the Nation's Capital by members of Voyageur Council, who's 8000 members practice the game of Scouting from Cornwall and Kingston Ontario to Deep River Ontario and Wakefield Quebec.

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


1.  Can plants grow in space?
2.  Now that you are an astronaut and fly into space, does everything else in 

    your regular life seem easier to you?
3.  Which do you like better, being in space or on earth?
4.  Can you see storms on earth like the lightning?
5.  What's it like being in space and weightless?
6.  What is your job on the space station?
7.  We have learned how space affects the human body. What's the biggest

    change you've noticed in yourself since you have been in space?
8.  We have a space exploration badge. As part of the badge, can you describe

    what peaceful activities the space station can be used for?
9.  What do you eat on the space station?
10. What is the hardest part of being an astronaut?
11. What advice would you give to a young person aspiring to become an

    aerospace engineer and/or astronaut?
12. Were you involved in Scouting and how many astronauts were Scouts?
13. When will it ever be possible for kids to go into space?
14. What does it feel like when you take off?
15. What is it like in orbit?
16. What kind of fun do you have up there?
17. How do you sleep in space without floating around?
18. When you're not working do you play chess or cards, and if so, how do you

    keep everything from floating around?


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


Next planned event(s):

1.    Sint-Michielscollege Brasschaat vzw (SMCB), Brasschaat B-2930,      

   Belgium, Wed 07 Oct 09  10:20 UTC 

2. National Planetarium Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan,  Malaysia, 
   Thu 08 Oct 09  09:34 UTC 


3. Belmont Elementary, Langley, BC, Canada, 
   Fri 09 Oct 09 20:20 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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