[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Shiogama Daini Junior High School, Shiogama, Japan

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Mon Mar 22 06:34:05 PDT 2010

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Shiogama Daini Junior High School,  Shiogama, Japan on 25 Mar. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 07:44 UTC.

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


The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8J7ISS. The contact should be audible over Japan and adjacent area. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in Japanese.


Our school was established as the second junior high school of Shiogama-city in 1947. here are about 400 students and about 30 staff in our school.

The students are eager in study. And the students enjoy sports such as badminton and soccer, baseball. In 
addition, in our school, the cultural activities such as chorus competition are prosperous, too.

Shiogama fish market is famous for a large quantity of bigeye tuna called "Higashimono". As Shiogama is a port city, there are a lot of people who engage in fishery and who utilize radio communication. Therefore there are many radio stations on the slightly elevated hill where we can look down at Matsushima-gulf.


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


1.  How does it feel, living in space?
2.  How do you feel in zero gravity?
3.  Do you have the sense that "one day is 24 hours"?
4.  For you, what is the best part of the life in the space station?
5.  In the space, do you have anything hard?
6.  Can you choose what you want to eat?
7.  When you have a pillow fight in space, can you hit the other person who  

    you aim at?
8.  When you are in the space station, if you become sick, what would you do?
9.  In the space station, are the constellations the same shape as on Earth?
10. When you watch a meteor shower in the space station, what kind of shape 

    does the meteor shower have?
11. In space, does everyone's face swell in a circle?
12. In the space station, at what temperature does water boil?
13. Do you think that humans can reclaim Mars?
14. It is the second ISS stay for you, is there something special you brought 

    with you?
15. The project of the ISS is pushed forward by international collaboration, 

    but what is the most important for you?


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


Next planned event(s):


1.    Walnut Creek Elementary School, Azle, Texas,

Mon. 29 Mar 2010 15:08 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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