[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Frontiers of Flight Museum's "Moon Day 2016", Dallas TX

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Fri Jul 15 01:36:30 UTC 2016

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Frontiers of Flight Museum's "Moon Day 2016", Dallas TX

on 16 July. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:54 UTC. It is recommended that you start listening approximately 10 minutes before this time. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and W6SRJ. The contact should be audible over the west coast of the U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.



The Frontiers of Flight Museum is committed to an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact for our Moon Day event on July 16, 2016.  Our previous experience was one of the most successful events in our Museum's 25-year history.


As a result of the ARISS uplink during our last Moon Day in July 2015, we have reached a whole new audience of families-not only from the students who were selected to ask their questions, but also from the 200+ members of the audience who witnessed their direct communication with Commander Gennady Padalka on Expedition 44.


These new audiences have given us an even larger "family" to educate, motivate, and inspire with our stories of space flight history and innovation, including the importance of International Space Station research to life on Earth.  We look forward to an even larger audience for 2016.




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


1.   How do you recycle, clean, and reuse water so that the water is 

     drinkable on the ISS? 

2.   Do you have more than one space suit?

3.   What is your daily schedule like on the ISS?

4.   How do you fix the International Space Station and keep it on track? 

5.   When is the next spacewalk and what is its mission?

6.   What was the worst problem on the ISS recently and how did you fix it? 

7.   What happens when you release a helium balloon in the Space Station? 

8.   How does the atmosphere on the ISS differ from that on Earth?

9.   What kinds of experiments are you doing to learn more about how people 

     can spend longer periods of time away from the earth, on the space 

     station, or on another planet?

10.   What is the most important work you do on the International Space 


11.   Is it possible for an astronaut or cosmonaut to get stuck floating in 

      the middle of a space station module?

12.   Does the space station experience time zone changes like we do across 

      America and the world?

13.   What food do you miss the most when you are in space? 

14.   What are some fun things you get to do on the International Space 


15.   If you ever lost contact with Earth, what would you do?

16.   What inspired you to be an astronaut? 

17.   What do you need to study to become an Astronaut?

18.   What does it feel like when you blast off? 

19.   What is the most amazing thing you have ever seen in space?

20.   What does earth look like from space?

21.   What requirements are needed to be an astronaut? 

22.   How was your experience in space compared to your training? 

23.   How did becoming an astronaut affect your life? 

24.   What was your biggest surprise when you first went to space?







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   Next planned event(s):


1.  YOTA Camp 2016 IARU-R1,  Salzburg, Austria, telebridge via VK4KHZ 

     The ISS callsign is presently  scheduled to be NA1SS 

     The scheduled astronaut is Jeff Williams KD5TVQ 

     Contact is a go for: Mon 2016-07-18 10:25:53 UTC


2.  United Space School hosted by the Foundation for  International Space 

     Education (FISE), Seabrook TX, telebridge via W6SRJ   

    The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

    The scheduled  astronaut is Jeff Williams KD5TVQ 

    Contact is a go for: Tue 2016-07-19  14:52:20 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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