[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Sint-Michielscollege Brasschaat vzw (SMCB), Brasschaat B-2930, Belgium

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sun Oct 4 14:06:18 PDT 2009

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Sint-Michielscollege Brasschaat vzw (SMCB), Brasschaat B-2930,  Belgium on 07 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:21 UTC.

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

The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and ON7RT . 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 Dutch and/or English.

Sint-Michielscollege Brasschaat (SMCB), Belgium is located in a suburban area, NE of Antwerp. The school provides primary and secondary education to respectively 600 and 900 students. 

1500 students, aged 6 to 18, participated to the preparation of the space talk and will assist to the event. 

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


1. Wat is het tofste aan de ruimte?
   What is the coolest thing about being in space?

2. Wat is het moeilijkste aan uw beroep?
   What is the most difficult thing about your profession?
3. Hoe gaat u naar de WC?
   How do you use the lavatory?
4. Gaan jullie nog ruimtewandelingen maken?
   Are you still going to do some spacewalks?
5. Welke temperatuur is er in de ruimte? 
   Whats the temperature like outside?
6. Spreekt u soms met uw vrouw of kinderen als u in de ruimte zit?
   Do you sometimes talk to your wife and kids when youre up there?
7. Is het waar dat jullie urine drinken?
   Is it true that you drink your own urine?
8. Kan een vlieg vliegen in het ruimtestation?
   Can a fly fly in the space station?
9. Als u een boek ergens zou neerleggen zou het 10 minuten later dan ergens  

   anders liggen?
   If I put a book somewhere inside the space station, would it be somewhere  

   else after ten minutes?
10.Hebben jullie internetverbinding in het ISS?
   Have you got internet in the ISS?
11.Eet je daar lekker?
   How is food?
12.Gebruikt u in het ruimte hetzelfde uur als op de aarde?
   Which time do you use in space?
13.Is het warm in zo een ruimtepak?
   Isnt it hot inside a space suit?
14.Wat gebeurt er als jullie brandstof op is?
   What happens when you run out of fuel?
15.Hoe lang ben je al geinteresseerd in ruimtevaart?
   How long have you been interested in space flight?
16 Hoe kunnen jullie daar douchen?
   How do you take a shower?
17 Hoe denk je dat je je gaat voelen als je terug op aarde bent?
   How do you think youll feel when youre back on earth?
18.Kan je vuur maken in de ruimte?
   Can you make fire in space?
19.Flo: Waar leg je je vuile kleren?
   Where do you put your dirty linen?
20.Karen: Bestaat de mogelijkheid dat er een stuk van een kapot ruimtetuig op  

   het ISS vliegt?
   Is it possible that debris from space hits the ISS?



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


Next planned event(s):

1. National Planetarium Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan,  Malaysia, 

   Thu 08 Oct 09 09:34 UTC

2. 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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