[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with United Space School hosted by the Foundation for International Space Education (FISE), Seabrook TX

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Sun Jul 17 14:45:03 UTC 2016

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at United Space School hosted by the Foundation for International Space Education (FISE), Seabrook TX on 19 July. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 14:52 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 United Space School is a premier educational program hosted by the Foundation for International Space Education (FISE). For two weeks each summer, FISE invites approximately 50 students from 23 different countries to the Clear Lake, Texas area to introduce them to aspects of working in the space sciences. During their stay, the students work together in teams to assemble a manned mission to Mars, utilizing knowledge gained from guest lecturers and interactive field trips. The Foundation for International Space Education Board of Directors has two head teachers and five team mentors to assist the students in their day-to-day activities. United Space School culminates in a project presentation, in which the students present their final project to a panel of industry experts and the public. Upon successful completion of their final project presentation, the students are awarded a graduation certificate. 



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


1.   The ISS attracts astronauts from all over the world, bringing in many 

     different cultures, languages and personalities. Do these cultural 

     differences ever conflict in the confined spaces of the space station or 

     do the differences ever prevent the crew from achieving the work that 

     they set out to do?

2.   How would microgravity affect an astronaut that has acid reflux?

3.   Can you cry in space, and if so, how do teardrops behave?

4.   What do you hope to achieve during your career as an astronaut, and what 

     is your ultimate hope for mankind?

5.   What is the biggest misconception about space/space travel that society 


6.   What is your favorite experiment you are involved with?  What benefits 

     can its result bring about?

7.   What is the most astonishing and surprising thing you have ever 

     experienced during your mission? 

8.   Despite the hours of rigorous training, was there any situation you 

     didn't feel prepared for?

9.   Would you go on a lifelong mission?  Why? 

10.   Does the ISS have issues with the Kessler effect of space debris, or is    

      space debris a problem at all?

11.   Do you think astronauts of the future will require new or different 

      traits or skill sets than today's ISS astronauts, and if so, what might 
      they be?

12.   When you aren't working or exercising, what do you do to occupy 

      yourself in your free time for fun or entertainment?

13.   What is the most difficult thing to do on the ISS that we take for 

      granted here on Earth? 

14.   What motivated you to want to go into space, considering the risks?

15.   What was your least favorite part of training?

16.   Have astronauts ever dealt with any psychological effects of living so 

      far away from Earth, or have they ever felt physically ill because of 

      it?  How is it managed?

17.   Has your perspective of space changed since you've been directly in 

      touch with it, and if so, how?

18.   What will you miss most about space or the ISS when you return?







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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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