[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with the Utah National Parks Council, Sector 7, Boy Scouts of America, St.George, Utah

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Wed Sep 15 21:39:52 PDT 2010

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at the Utah National Parks Council, Sector 7, Boy Scouts of America, St.George, Utah on 18 Sept. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 17:10 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and N7B. The contact should be audible over portions of the western U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.


The Boy Scout movement was founded in 1907 by Lord Baden-Powell with the aim of providing a program that would 1)Build Character, 2)Develop Citizenship, and 3)Foster Physical Fitness in the youth of England. Scouting was a immediate success and quickly spread throughout England. In 1910, while on a business trip to London, William D. Boyce found himself lost in a thick London fog. Out of the mist emerged a young uniformed Boy Scout who guided Mr. Boyce to his destination. When he tried to pay this unknown scout, the boy responded, "Oh no sir, I cannot take your money, I am a Boy Scout doing a good turn." Deeply impressed, Mr. Boyce brought the program to America and founded the Boy Scouts of America. Today we join 110 million current and former scouts to celebrate the BSA's 100th year. 



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


1.  How does living in zero gravity for a long period of time effect 

    your heart?

2.  How long does it take to get from earth to the space station and 

    how far is the ISS from the earth?

3.  What constellations can you see from the ISS? Do they look 


4.  Can you communicate with each other when you are out of the space 

    Station in space? If so, how?

5.  What is it like to live in space? How long have you been there?

6.  Is it true that you get taller in space?

7.  How long does it take to become an astronaut and how do you do it? 

    What degrees are required?

8.  How do you exercise in space? How do your muscles respond? Are they 

    weaker when you return to earth?

11. What goes through your mind when you are about to ignite the 

    million gallons of fuel at launch time?

12. What is it like sleeping in space? Is it hard to fall asleep?

13. Have you seen any of the Hurricanes from space? What do they look 


14. What do Astronauts do for fun? Do you get bored?

15. What is the most influential thing in your life that helped you to 

    become an astronaut?

16. Is there anything in Boy Scouts that prepares you to be an 


17. Do you worry about something going wrong? How do you deal with 


18. Is it more tiring or fun to be in Space?

19. Is the giant black hole in the middle of the Milky Way?

20. Where is the Crew from on Earth?



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


Next planned event(s):


1.  Windsor Central School District, Windsor, NY direct via K2ZRO

    Wed, 22 Sept. 2010 14:21 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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