[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with S.K. Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sun Oct 31 19:34:18 PDT 2010

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at S.K. Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 2 Nov. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 18:05 UTC.The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds.The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and 9M2RPN. The contact should be audible over Malaysia 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.


The Anglo-Chinese School (ACS) consists of a semi-government aided primary (Sekolah Kebangsaan Methodist ACS) and secondary school (Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Methodist ACS) in Jalan Melawis and Jalan Raya Barat respectively within the district of Klang. It is the oldest school in the state of Selangor and third oldest in Malaysia. ACS was founded and established on March 10, 1893, and officially opened by Sir William Hood Treacher.


The primary and secondary schools initially functioned together. They were later separated when enrollment in both schools increased. The primary and secondary schools are now housed in different buildings, separated by a canteen that is located within the primary school and is adjacent to the secondary school. Students who have studied or are studying in ACS Klang are commonly known as ACS'ians. 


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


1.  When you have achieved orbit, what is the first thing that you do?

2.  Do you feel day and night in space?

3.  Is there a bathing roaster for the crew?

4.  What was your feeling when you were launched into space?

5.  What time zone do you observe in space?

6.  Have you seen other planets besides earth?

7.  How big is the ISS?

8.  Is it always dark in outer space?

9.  Do you have your own room in space?

10. Do you sweat in the ISS?

11. How does one get treated for the sudden sickness in space?

12. What does it feel like to float in space?

13. How is air and water in the ISS?

14. Does the lack of gravity in space affect your bones?

15. If an air leak happens in the ISS, what emergency action will be taken?

16. Is it hard to eat in space?

17. What do you see if you look out from the window now?

18. Can you see other satellites from the ISS?

19. Does dust exist in the ISS like they do on earth?

20. Do you dream in space and what was your first dream?



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 crew members 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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