[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Colegio Santa Rosa, Yerba Buena, Argentina

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Mon Apr 11 18:03:24 UTC 2016

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Colegio Santa Rosa, Yerba Buena, Argentina on 13 Apr. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 14:02 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and LU1KCQ. The contact should be audible over portions of Argentina 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.



Colegio Santa Rosa is a private institution belonging to the "Hermanas Dominicas del Santisimo Nombre de Jesus" congregation. It was created in 1902 and it currently has two campuses, one located in the city centre of San Miguel de Tucumán and the other one in Yerba Buena.


Under the National Educational law in force, the school has kindergarten level (from 3 to 5 years old), primary and secondary level.


Since its founding, the school has continued to grow and implement innovations in education, responding to the provisions of the current educational policy, to its own needs and the vision and mission that guides its pastoral pedagogical task.


Vision: the school aspires to be an institution of  pedagogical  pastoral reference , that from a permanent  dialogue between  tradition and innovation , educate women and men committed to building a more just and fraternal society, in the spirit of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Dominican charism traits.


Mission:  Santa Rosa school, is a Dominican Catholic educational community whose mission is the education of its pupils and students, encouraging alongside the processes of appropriation and generation of new knowledge, the creation of areas of personalization, socialization and maturation in the Christian faith, making a commitment to justice, truth and peace, from the experience of spirituality in Dominican key. 




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


1. At what point did you know you wanted to be an astronaut and how did you  

   achieve that?

2. What were the preparations for Space Station and how long does it take?

3. What qualifications and aptitudes or abilities do you need to take part in 

   the ISS?

4. What were the things that surprised you most living on Space Station?

5. What is your favorite and least favorite activity on Space Station?

6. How did it feel being out on a Spacewalk floating and looking at the 


7. What is it like to live with people from different cultures?

8. With the different cultures and personalities how do you resolve 


9. How do you celebrate special dates or holiday occasions?

10. Do you get stressed in space and what do you do to relax?

11. What food do you eat and what are your favorites?

12. What experiments and/or research do you find most interesting?

13. What research did you do in space that has had an impact on life on 


14. Have you ever been in an emergency and if so what did you do?

15. What happens if an emergency evacuation from Space Station becomes 


16. What is the first thing that you are going to do when you came back to 






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Next planned event(s):


      1. USA Science and Engineering Festival, Washington, D.C.,

         telebridge via IK1SLD

         The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS

         The scheduled astronaut is Timothy Peake KG5BVI

         Contact is a go for: Sat 2016-04-16 18:19:28 UTC  


      2. STEM Trajectory Initiative with Albuquerque Public Schools,            

         Albuquerque, New Mexico, direct via NM5HD

         The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS 

         The scheduled astronaut is Jeff Williams KD5TVQ  

         Contact is a go for: Fri 2016-04-22 17:32:37 UTC 


      3. Wellesley House School, Broadstairs, Kent, UK, 

         direct via GB1WHS

         The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be GB1SS

         The scheduled astronaut is Timothy Peake KG5BVI

         Contact is a go for: Sat 2016-04-23 12:10:50 UTC



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Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN



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