[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Primary School Georges Wallers, Saint-Amand-les-Eaux (59), France

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Thu Dec 29 21:09:51 UTC 2016

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Primary School Georges Wallers, Saint-Amand-les-Eaux (59),  France on 31 Dec. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:31 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between FX0ISS and F4KJV. 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.


Saint-Amand-les-eaux is a city of approximately 16 000 inhabitants located in the north of France near Valenciennes. It is a spa town.


The students participating in this project come from two different schools: the 5th Grade class (CM2) at the Georges Wallers school and another 13 young people with disabilities from the Institut Medico-Educatif (IME) Léonce Malécot (aged 12 to 18 years).


The IME is a specialized institution that welcomes more than 100 young people, almost two thirds of whom have access to appropriate schooling.


The main interests of the ARISS project for these young people are to be open to the outside world, to invest in a project, to develop self-esteem and to take an interest in scientific culture.




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


1.  Comment avez-vous décidé de devenir astronaute?      

2.  Quels sont les qualités qui ont été déterminantes pour être sélectionné 

    pour cette mission?

3.  Comment vous êtes-vous préparé pour la mission Proxima? Quels 


4.  Qu'avez-vous ressenti au moment du décollage?        

5.  Quelles sont vos principales missions sur ISS?       

6.  Comment se déroule une journée type (entre pilotage, recherche, 


7.  Quels sont les dangers lors des sorties dans l'espace et comment assurez-

    vous la sécurité?

8.  Quels sont les loisirs ou les sports que l'on peut pratiquer à bord 


9.  Quels effets personnels vous était-il indispensable d'emmener avec vous?

10.  Quels sont les aspects de la vie terrestre qui vous manquent le plus?       

11.  En tant qu'astronaute, qu'est-ce qui vous passionne le plus: 

     améliorer la vie sur Terre, étudier les réactions de l'être humain dans 

     l'espace, piloter un vaisseau spatial, ou découvrir une vie extra-


12.  Combien êtes-vous à bord d'ISS et n'est-il pas difficile de s'entendre?     

13.  Y a-t-il des moments où vous pouvez être seul?      

14.  Avez-vous fêté Noël avec vos collègues?    

15.  Y a-t-il des choses qui vous ont surprises depuis votre départ, malgré 

     votre préparation extrêmement poussée?   

16.  Pouvez-vous à certains moments marcher normalement comme sur Terre? 

     Comment garder les muscles en bon état?       

17.  Combien de temps vous a-t-il fallu pour vous habituer à l'apesanteur?   

18.  Vous avez plus de 50 expériences à mener, où en êtes-vous?  Y a t il des 

     domaines médicaux?   

19.  Vous êtes en train de réaliser un rêve, en avez-vous d'autres? Quels 

     sont vos prochains objectifs?     

20.  Comment appréhendez-vous le retour à la vie terrestre? 





1.  How did you decide to become an astronaut?     

2.  What were the key qualities that made you selected for this mission?

3.  How did you prepare yourself for the Proxima mission? What types of 


4.  What did you feel during the launch?     

5.  What are your main tasks on the ISS?     

6.  Could you describe us a typical day (between Pilot training, research, 


7.  What type of hazards you could encounter during EVAs, and how do you 

    apply prevention measures?

8.  What type of leisure, or sport could you practice on board?

9.  What personal belongings were critical to bring with you?              

10.  What do you miss the most from earth?         

11.  As an Astronaut, what is the most attractive for you: 

     Improving life on earth, study the body adaptation for long 

     spaceflights, pilot a spaceship, or discover alien life?   

12.  How many of you are onboard, isn't it difficult to live together?

13.  Could you find time to get alone?       

14.  Did you celebrate Christmas with your colleagues??    

15.  Despite your heavy preparation, did you face any completely new 

     situation to handle?     

16.  Do you have situations were you could walk normally as on earth? How to 

     keep muscles healthy? 

17.  How long did you need to get familiar with the zero gravity?   

18.  You have more than 50 experiments to run, Are you confident to do all of 

     them? Are there any medical experiments?   

19.  You are achieving a dream, Do you have other dreams? What's next?     

20.: Do you fear your return to normal life on earth? 







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Next planned event(s):


 1.  Collège Mathilde Marthe  Faucher, Allassac, France, direct via F1IMF 

      The ISS callsign is presently  scheduled to be FXØISS

      The scheduled astronaut is Thomas Pesquet  KG5FYG

      Contact is a go for: Wed 2017-01-04 11:16:26 UTC


 2.  Rainbow Middle School, Rainbow City, AL, direct via K4JMC  

     The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS 

     The scheduled  astronaut is Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD

     Contact is a go for: Wed 2017-01-04  17:29:40 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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