[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Euro Space Center, Transinne, Belgium

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sun Nov 14 21:38:40 PST 2010

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Euro Space Center, Transinne, Belgium on 16 Nov. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 19:42 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and VK5ZAI. The contact should be audible over portions of Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.


Euro Space Center is a residential Space Camp (US licence) located in Belgium and hosting students from all over Europe and abroad. This week there are 24 students aged 10-14 from the International School of Zurich North who will have the privilege to talk with an astronaut aboard the ISS.



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


1.  What's the view from Space like?

2.  How does it feel living in a spaceship for so many weeks?

3.  How long have you been in space? Where were you in space?

4.  How was it being in Space? Did you like it?

5.  How did you feel when the countdown started and there was no way back?

6.  At which age did you want to be an astronaut?

7.  What things do you measure or sample in space?

8.  How did you need to train mentally?

9.  How do you recycle food and water in space?

10. Does it make you sick when you first take off?

11. Are you relieved when you come back from space safely?

12. What do you do so you don't get bored in the spaceship?

13. Why did you choose to be an astronaut? How long have you been an 


14. How long did you have to exercise physically to go into space?

15. Why does the sky look blue from Earth but black in space?

16. Were there any problems when you were in space?

17. During take off do you ever think that you may never return to Earth?

18. Do you feel weaker when you're in space?

19. What did you need to study at university level to become an astronaut?

20. What's the best and worst thing about being an astronaut? 




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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