[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with The Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology and Medicine, Oslo, Norway

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Wed Sep 8 15:55:40 PDT 2010

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at The Norwegian Museum of Science, 

Technology and Medicine, Oslo, Norway on 11 Sept. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:16 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and 

LU8YY. The contact should be audible over portions of the South America. Interested parties are invited to listen in on 

the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.


The Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology, Industry and Medicine was founded in 1914 in order to help commemorate the 

100th anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution. The museum is covering an area of around 25 000 square meters. The visit 

number is 250,000 per year, 63,000 of them being students in different school programs. The Museum is the biggest 

children museum in the country.

The museum's objective is to demonstrate the implications of progress in Science, Technology, Industry and Medicine, 

socially and culturally, through the ages. The museum contains permanent exhibitions on transport and aviation, Norwegian 

industrial history, energy and electricity, music machines, the wood and metal industries, oil, gas and plastics, clocks 

and watches, calculating machines and computers, as well as a science centre. The most recent addition to the museum is 

the National Museum of Medicine, opened to the public in 2003.

The Science Centre started in 1986 as the first SC in Norway. In addition to interactive exhibitions on reusable energy, 

the body, mathematics, physical phenomena and astronomy, the centre is involved in exhibition projects around the house. 

The biggest exhibition success is the award winning exhibition "Climate X" on climate change. The "Climate X" exhibition 

was awarded "best visitor experience of the year" in 2009 by the Association of Science and Technology centres. In 

addition to the exhibits the museum is host to big festivals like the "soap bubbles festival" and the "LEGO festival," 

attracting big crowds every year.



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


1.  Is it difficult to stay friends living in such a confined space?

2.  Do you have a radar to detect small particles that could collide   

    with ISS and what kind of impact can the hull of ISS 


3.  What do you eat? You haven't got much fresh food with you?

4.  What scientific experiments are being conducted at the Space 

    Station as of today, and has the experiments been giving 

    you any useful information?

5.  In what way do you feel difference between "night and day"?

6.  This summer it was in the news that you had trouble with the 

    cooling system. We are glad to hear that everything is   

    back to normal. How did you know that the cooling system was down,  

    was it scary and did you ever believe that you had to evacuate the   


7.  Due to gravity, you constantly need to use energy even though you 

    are not doing any activities here on Earth. Does your metabolism go      

    down due to zero gravity or do you need as much food on board as   

    you do on Earth?

8.  Water is lost in many ways; through sweat, bodily waste etc. How 

    much of the water used is being recycled, and what   

    happens to the water you can't recycle?

9.  How do you wash yourselves and your clothes?

10. How does it feel when you return to Earth after being in Space?

11. Here on Earth, directions are given due to the gravitation pull, 

    such as what is up and what is down. In zero gravity 

    this might not be the case. How do you give directions inside the 

    Station and do you have a defined floor and         


12. Is the greatest challenge living on ISS physical or mental?

13. What is the most interesting experience you have had?

14. What do you miss the most from Earth living on ISS and what do you 

    miss the most from ISS on return to the Earth?

15. Do you miss your families and have you any contact with them while 

    you are in Space?

16. How do you pass the time?

17. Are you ever scared as the rocket takes off from the ground or in 

    any other stage of the space flight?

18. How do you sleep?

19. Did you ever dream of becoming an astronaut when you were a child?

20. Do you ever regret becoming an astronaut?




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


Next planned event(s):


   1. University of Western Australia, Astronomy Division, Perth,  

      Western Australia, Australia, 

      Tue. 14 Sept. 2010  12:30 UTC   


   2. Utah National Parks Council, Sector 7, Boy Scouts of America, St. 

      George, Utah, 

      Sat. 18 Sept. 2010  17:10 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 



Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN

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