[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Carine Primary School, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sun Oct 17 16:33:04 PDT 2010

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Carine Primary School, Perth, Western Australia, Australia on 19 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 07:06 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and WH6PN. The contact should be audible over Hawaii and adjacent area. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English..


Carine Primary is a school with a highly professional staff and approx 627 students ranging from Kindergarten to Year 7. It is situated on the coastal strip, 15 kilometres north-west of Perth in Western Australia. The school is well known for its excellent academic performance, Arts and IT programmes, sporting achievements and support given by the parent body and the wider community.  The school priorities are Science, Higher Order Thinking Skills and Co-operative Learning Strategies.


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


1.  What is it like living in space and what do you miss about living on  


2.  When you breathe in oxygen in space, do you still breathe out carbon 

    dioxide and where does it go?

3.  Is there a pilot on the International Space Station or do you take turns 

    controlling the space shuttle?

4.  What are Pleiades and have you seen one?

5.  What sort of preparation does it take to withstand the conditions of 


6.  How do you get into bed and sleep without floating around?

7.  Are you doing research on the International Space Station and if so, what 

    are you researching?

8.  Are there any sensory machines to warn you of meteorites?

9.  What does it feel like when you're breaking through Earth's atmosphere?

10. What are you allowed to take with you in space and do you have a baggage 


11. How many kilometres per hour does the rocket travel and how long does it 

    take to get to the International Space Station?

12. What is the worst thing that has happened to you while you've been in 

    space and how did you solve it?

13. What are your initial fears and thoughts when you first step outside the 

    space station into space?

14. What type of food do you have on the Space Station?

15. We are taught that to grow a plant, it needs soil, water and sunlight so 

    how are you able to grow a plant in outer space?




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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