[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Humanity Primary & Junior High School, Tou-cheng town, Taiwan

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sun Jan 10 14:24:14 PST 2010

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Humanity Primary & Junior High School, Tou-cheng town, Taiwan, R.O.C on 11 Jan. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 06:53 UTC.The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and BN0JW. The contact should be audible over Taiwan and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.


Humanity primary and junior high school(HPJHS) is a public school which managed by private educational foundation. HPJHS is the first charter school in Taiwan, was established in 2002 as Jen-Wen Primary School. In 2006, for the well performance the JWPS was permitted by the Yi-Land county government, it became a school of grade 1-9. There are about 350 students in the school. Under the fund support of Humanity and Differential Education Foundation, the school employed 50 teachers to take exquisite care of the students. In HPJHS, the class are mix-aged, open classroom, teacher cooperation, theme-integrated, etc. The school intends to meet each student's individual needs, unwrap each child's gift, let every student have sound mental and physical health, well-prepared mind to face the coming challenge. 

Concerning the curriculum diversity, we invited the department of computer and communication engineering of Technology and Science Institute of Northern Taiwan joined this activity. That is why you can see some college students in the contact list.


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


1.  You have received many training for space task. Can you tell me what the 

    most impressed you?
2.  How long does it take to train an astronaut, who is well- qualified to go 

    to the space?
3.  Are you scared of going to space? If you are scared why do you want to 

4.  How many people can the space station hold?
5.  Can you plant plants in the space station? If you had done before, can 

    you tell us how will the plants grow in the space station?
6.  How do you do exercise in the space?
7.  Where does the oxygen you breath in the space station come from?
8.  Where do you think is the most impressive spot / scenery?
9.  Have people lighten a fire in the space station? What will the fire look 

    like in the space station?
10. Is there any kind of animal that can go to the outer space with you?
11. Is it dizzy in space? How do you overcome it?
12. Have you ever seen any UFO up there in the space?
13. What if there was a meteorite that hit the space station and cause a 

    hole? Is that dangerous? How can you face the problem?
14. What does the earth look like from the outer space?
15. Is the space suit broken before? Is there any defensive measure?
16. What are the other planets that you can see from the space except the 

17. Have you lost connection to earth? If you do, how do you handle it?
18. How does an astronaut sleep in the space?
19. Can you go on the internet in the space station (like Google or yahoo):?
20. Will an astronaut feel uneasy or inapplicable after returning to the 

    earth from the space?
21. Had you ever seen the other satellite pass by the space station nearly? 

    Are you scared?
22. How to take a shower or a bath in the space?
23. How long do you get a resources supplement from the earth?
24. What is the major work in the space?
25. Do you get a high salary? Would you please tell us how much it would be?
26. What should one do in the space if the Nature calls? Where will the 

    excreta go up there in the space?
27. Who is the youngest spaceman in the space station? How old is him or her?
28. How often do you come back to the earth?
29. What is the record of the longest time to stay in the space station?
30. Is it possible for you to choose the kinds of food that you like?


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


Next planned event(s):




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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