[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria IL

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Tue Jul 26 02:06:25 UTC 2016

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria IL on 27 July. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 19:59 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 OR4ISS and IK1SLD. The contact should be audible over Italy 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.



The Peoria Riverfront Museum focuses on interdisciplinary learning - a fusion of art, history, science and achievement designed to develop knowledge, critical thinking skills and a lifelong passion for learning. We have a state-of-the-art planetarium to teach astronomy and other science topics, and a giant screen theater that shows educational and feature films. Our mission is to inspire lifelong learning for all - connecting art, history, science and achievement through collections, exhibitions and programs. 


Peoria is the largest city in Central Illinois, with a population of 115,000 in the city, and about 400,000 in the greater metro area. The surrounding area is rural, with a great deal of farming communities. 


The questions to the astronaut will be asked by students in our "Space to Ground" club, and by museum visitors and staff. The questions labeled "Staff/Audience Member" were collected from museum visitors, but we are not sure if the person who submitted the question will be at the event, so we do not have names. 




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


1.  What happens when you sneeze in space?

2.  What do you miss from Earth most while you are in space?

3.  How do the plants grow differently in space than on Earth?

4.  From space, what area on Earth looks best?

5.  What do you do for fun while on the ISS?

6.  Is it true that your spine grows abnormally in space?

7.  Would you prefer to go on a spacewalk, or to go for a walk on Earth 

    with gravity? 

8.  What is the first thing you will eat when you return to Earth?

9.  What will you be doing today after you are done talking to us?

10.  Which current science experiment on the ISS interests you most? 

11.  What is the most difficult job you do on the ISS?

12.  How many sunsets do you see in a day?

13.  What was the most difficult part of adjusting to weightlessness? 

14.  Where do you see human spaceflight in 50 years?

15.  Do you have trouble running into things while moving about the  








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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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