[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Gesamtschule Leverkusen Schlebusch, Leverkusen, Germany

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Fri Feb 26 05:22:30 UTC 2016

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Gesamtschule Leverkusen Schlebusch, Leverkusen, Germany on 29 Feb. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:06 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and DL0IL The contact should be audible over portions of Germany 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.



We at Gesamtschule Leverkusen Schlebusch (GLS) promote the development of students to individuals who approach their environment in a curious and responsible way, act functional competent and behave with respect towards others. We value individual, social and cultural multiplicity as a starting point of collective learning processes.

We help disadvantaged/social deprived children and adolescents to overcome their personal, social or cultural barriers of learning so that all can develop their skills regardless of their origin.

Our shared values, which build the foundation of the school's social life and all educational and curricular activity, are summarized in the preamble (see above).


Teaching and educational priorities


The aim of teaching and education are the willingness and ability to lifelong learning and the strengthening of confidence in the forces of a self-responsible creation of life. This does not only include the exchange of knowledge and the acquisition of skills for the target-oriented practice of learning methods, of teamwork and control of their own actions and their own work processes. In our school, teaching an education form an entity.


At the GLS the lessons are given as specialized teaching and as subject connecting, or rather integral learning area lessons. Further differentiations of the lessons organisation result in educational, with regard to contents and safety aspects. All school career decisions are prepared intensively by counselling of students and parents. 


For school year 2012/2013 an integrative learning group ( IGL ), beginning in the fifth year , has been introduced at GLS. In this class students with different needs of advancement are taught. In school year 2013/2014 another IGL, beginning in the fifth year, will be established. In both study groups will be two teachers, working as a team. One of them will be a special trained teacher for students that need particular advancement. Both IGL receive the, from class 5 granted, personal resources to the end of class 10.



1.  What does ISS stands for?

2.  How do you pee in space?

3.  For how long do you stay in space?

4.  How can you sleep without gravity?

5.  What is your mission?

6.  How big is the ISS?

7.  Is the food edible?

8.  What do you do to prepare yourself?

9.  Is being astronaut your childhood dream?

10.  What´s most beautiful about being in space?

11.  What´s the (your) first impression in ISS?

12.  What are you thinking of, the moment you are flying into space?

13.  What have you always been eager to do in space?

14.  Can practicing under water be compared to being in space?

15.  How does fire react in weightlessness (zero gravity)?

16   How do you protect from rays in space?

17.  What kind of feeling is it to be back to earth?

18.  What´s it like to be far away from your family for such a long time?

19   How does it feel to work together with the same people all the time?

20.  What´s it like for you to look down to earth?






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Next planned event(s):


      1.  National Urban Alliance for Effective Education (NUA), Syosset, New York, 

          telebridge VK5ZAI

          The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

          The scheduled astronaut is Tim Kopra KE5UDN

          Contact is a go for: Tue  2016-03-01 16:45:18 UTC 


      2,  Powys Secondary Schools, Mid Wales, UK, direct via GB4PCS

          The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be GB1SS

          The scheduled astronaut is Timothy Peake KG5BVI

          Contact is a go for:  Sat 2016-03-05 10:55:19 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), and the 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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