[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Maristes High School, Toulouse, France

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Sat Dec 10 22:33:55 UTC 2016

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Maristes High School, Toulouse, France on 12 Dec. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 13:29 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between FX0ISS and F8IDR. The contact should be audible over France and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in French.



The MARISTES TOULOUSE: Collegians living the dream with Thomas PESQUET.


Toulouse is a city which is situated in the south of France right at the heart of the department of Haute Garonne in the Occitania region.  Built around the Garonne River which flows through the heart of the city, Toulouse was the theatre for many notable historical events such as the crusades led by the French Kings against the heretic Cathares during the middle ages. The county of Toulouse was annexed to the French realm at the end of the 13th century.


Today this metropolis and French capital of Aeronautics and Aerospace is home to such prestigious establishments as the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) but also such industrial giants as TAS (Thales Alenia Space) and ADS (Airbus Defence and Space). The famous City de l'Espace, a scientifically oriented theme park, specifically geared towards the discovery, exploration and the development of space travel is one of the many tourist attractions appreciated by visitors to the city.


The College-Lycée Les Maristes Toulouse has been situated in the Montaudran neighbourhood since 2012. The school was built just next to the site of the Montaudran runway. The self-same runway from which the planes of the Aerospatiale, flown by the pioneers of civil aviation such as Jean Mermoz, Henri Guillaumet, Paul Vachet ou Antoine de Saint Exupéry, took off at the beginning of the 20th century.


Over the past three years, the college has been working in partnership with the CNES on the project « Mission eXplore : Je m'entraîne comme un astronaute » involving both the Physical Education and Biology programs. The goal of this project, created by the NASA in 2011, is to give youngsters an insight into life in outer space. The Maristes' objective with this project, via the bias of the scientific and sporting challenges as well as the project "Liaison ARISS" with Thomas Pesquet, is to promote:the sciences and the professions linked to space studies the necessity of associating regular sports activities with a healthy and balanced diet.



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


1.  Quelle a été votre réaction en entrant dans l'ISS?

2.  Pourquoi avez-vous choisi ce métier?

3.  Quelle a été votre réaction lors de l'annonce de votre mission?

4.  Combien de temps a duré l'entrainement?

5.  Quelle est la chose le plus surprenante dans l'espace?

6.  Que mangez-vous?

7.  Aimez-vous la nourriture?

8.  Quelles sont vos activités quotidiennes?

9.  Que préférez vous faire à bord?

10.  Avez-vous la sensation de voler 

11.  Comment vous reposez-vous?

12.  Que vous manque t-il le plus?

13.  Votre famille vous manque t-elle?

14.  Comment gardez vous le contact avec votre famille ou vos amis?

15.  Quelle est la chose la plus difficile à réaliser dans l'espace?

16.  Comment vous lavez-vous dans l'espace?

17.  Comment faites-vous votre lessive?

18.  A quelle fréquence faites-vous de l'exercice?

19.  Quels sont les mauvais côtés d'être un astronaute?

20.  Quelle sera votre vie d'astronaute après votre retour sur terre? Une  

     autre mission?





1. What was your reaction when you entered the ISS?

2. Why did you chose this job?

3. What was your reaction when they announced to you the mission?

4. How long did the training last?

5. What is the most amazing thing in the space?

6. What do you usually eat?

7. Do you enjoy the food?

8. What are your daily activities?

9. What do you prefer doing onboard?

10. Do you have the feeling of flying?

11. How do you rest?

12. What do you miss the most?

13. Do you miss your family?

14. How can you manage to keep in touch with your family and your friends?

15. What is the most difficult thing to do in the space?

16. How do you wash yourself?

17. How do you clean your laundry?

18. How often do you exercise / work out?

19. What are the bad things about being an astronaut 

20. What will be your life as an astronaut after you return to earth? Another mission?







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Next planned event(s):


    1. Scuola Secondaria di  Primo Grado "Niccolò Pisano", Marina di Pisa,  


       telebridge via IK1SLD 

       The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS

       The  scheduled astronaut is Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD

       Contact is a go for: Thu  2016-12-15 12:31:13 UTC



About ARISS: 

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or informal education venues.  With the help of experienced amateur radio volunteers, ISS crews speak directly with large audiences in a variety of public forums.  Before and during these radio contacts, students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio.  For more information, see www.ariss.org, www.amsat.org, and www.arrl.org.


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN



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