[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Funakata Elementary School, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Tue Oct 26 06:27:13 PDT 2010

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Funakata Elementary School, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan on 29 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:20 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8N2FE.The contact should be audible over Japan and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 

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


Funakata elementary school was established at 1873. We have 22 classes and 715 students.Our school is near Atsuta Jingu Shrine (that is old and big Shrine.), and a very old elementary school.



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


1.  Is there anything we can do as elementary school students to prepare to 

    become astronauts?

2.  Is it difficult to live in zero gravity?

3.  How do you know when it's morning, day and night in space?

4.  Can you play musical instruments in space?

5.  What do you do to relax in space?

6.  What kind of hobbies can you do in space?

7.  When do you sleep on the space ship?

8.  What does the moment of zero gravity when you leave and return to Earth   

    feel like?

9.  What kind of medical treatment do you have if you get injured in space?

10. What is your favorite space food?

11. Is it difficult to breathe on the space ship?

12. What did you think the first time you saw the Earth from space?

13. What kinds of things does a pilot need to prepare in his or her mind for 

    each flight?

14. Have you ever seen a UFO?

15. What do distant stars look like from the space ship?

16. Is there wind in space?

17. What do falling stars or the constellations look like from space?

18. What is the most fun thing you can do in the space ship?

19. How big is your room on the space station?

20. Why is physical strength important for going into space?

21. Is it hot or cold in the space ship?

22. Is the Sun just as bright as it looks from the Earth?

23. Does food taste different in space?

24. How old were you when you first became interested in space?



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


Next planned event(s):


S.K. Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia, direct via  9M2RPN

Tue 2 Nov 2010 18:02 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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