[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Asahi Manabiya, Owariasahi, Aichi, Japan

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Tue Jun 22 16:19:36 PDT 2010

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Asahi Manabiya, Owariasahi, Aichi, Japan on 23 June. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 13:07 UTC.

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


The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8N2OA. The contact should be audible over Japan. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.


Asahi Manabiya is a kind of Volunteer club in Owariasahi city. We have about 50 members who consist of pupils and students. We selected the contact menbers from junior high school and elementary school in Owariasahi city. They are learning the space and amateur radio from early May. 


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


1. Is a blackout on the spaceship scary? 
2. What do you do if you get sick in space? 
3. What is the mission of the ISS? 
4. What does it feel like to wear a space suit? 
5. Can you see any black holes? 
6. Does the rocket have a bathroom? 
7. How do you sleep at night? 
8. What kind of sweets do you have in space? 
9. Where do you get the courage to come frightening things? 
10. What do you do if you catch a cold or get a toothache? 
11. What does space look like from the spaceship? 
12. Do you clean the spaceship? 
13. What did you think the first time you saw the Earth from space? 
14. Which of your experiments is the most fun? 
15. Does time pass differently in space and on Earth? 
16. What do you eat, and how? 
17. What does zero gravity feel like? 
18. Can you cook in space? 
19. Do you think there are aliens? 
20. Do stars look bigger from space? 
21. I heard that the Earth is blue. What color are the other planets? 
22. What is the time difference between Earth and space? 
23. Why did you become an astronaut? 
24. Is there night and day in space?



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


Next planned event(s)

   1.  Quebec Rangers, Southern Quebec, Canada, 

       Fri 2 July 2010 19:45:05 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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