[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Konu Milky Way School, Miyoshi, Hiroshima, Japan

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sat Aug 28 19:06:16 PDT 2010

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Konu Milky Way School Contact Exec Committee, Miyoshi, Hiroshima, Japan on 30 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:15 UTC.The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds.The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8J4MW. 
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.

 We are children from a little town in the country side of Hiroshima, Japan. We started the ARISS School Contact Project one and a half years ago with the help of our parents. We were sixth grade elementary school students back then. When we heard it was possible to talk to you on the ISS we got really excited about it and thought that would be a really cool thing to do.That is how we got started. We have so far had twenty-nine study gatherings and we are now almost ready for our contact with the help of our parents and friends. We are all really looking forward to making contact and believe it will be a truly unforgettable experience. And we continue to practice hard to make this once in a lifetime experience go smoothly. We are looking forward to making contact with you then. Thank you.

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

1.  What is the worst thing about being on the ISS?
2.  What happens when space debris hits the ISS?
3.  What experiments are you doing (on the ISS)?
4.  Is the Earth beautiful from space?
5.  How do you shower on the ISS?
6.  How do you sleep on the ISS?
7.  Is there static electricity in space?
8.  Do you recycle on the ISS?
9.  How much power does the ISS use in a day?
10. Do you want to live on Mars or the Moon if you can in the future?
11. Do you feel homesick?
12. Is it easier to get drunk in space?
13. What is your favourite job on the ISS?
14. When did you become interested in space?
15. What is the first thing you want to do when you return to Earth?
16. Do you get full on space food?
17. Do you feel hot and cold in space?
18. How do you tell the difference between day and night on the ISS?
19. How heavy is a space suit?
20. Are there any inconveniences on the ISS?
21. If you do handstands does the blood rush to your feet?
22. What do you want to eat when you come home?
23. How many Gs do you feel during lift off?
24. What do you do in your free time?
25. Does space look beautiful?
26. Do you have television on the ISS?
27. Do you get motion sickness on the ISS?
28. Did you like studying when you were young?

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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