[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Hirano Junior High School, Kobe, Japan

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sun Mar 27 02:35:49 UTC 2016

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Hirano Junior High School, Kobe, Japan on 28 Mar. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:07 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8N370H. The contact should be audible over Japan 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 Hirano Junior High School which is located in the western port of Kobe-city has 564 students now. It was founded in 1947, and was transferred to Kasugadai of the Seishin new town at the present in 1983. We can see the Awaji Island and Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge from our school. 

Mr. Genki Roderick Dean who graduated from this school took part in the London Olympic Games in 2012.



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


1.  What is the distance between the earth and ISS?

2.  What is the most memorable thing you saw from the ISS?

3.  Is it true that you are doing research to find new medicines for disease 

    at the ISS?

4.  What is the mental aptitude required to stay in space for 6 months?

5.  Is the ISS big or small compared to where you live?

6.  What sort of research are you doing in space? 

7.  Did you find that things were different from your expectations when you 

    first got to the ISS?

8.  What is the most amazing thing about going to space between leaving the 

    earth and returning and how do you feel about it? 

9.  Have you ever experienced any dangerous things while in the ISS?

10.  Have you ever been sick in the ISS because of living in space?

11.  When did you think that you wanted to be an astronaut?

12.  What kind of jobs do you do around the ISS?

13.  What is the most amazing thing in space unrelated to earth?

14.  What makes you want to become an astronaut?

15.  What is the most enjoyable thing when you are in the space station?

16.  What is the worst trouble you have had when you were in the space 


17.  What is the average temperature in the ISS?

18.  If ordinary people could travel to space, what would you recommend that 

     they do?

19.  What did you think about space when you first got to the ISS?

20.  Do the moon and stars look the same from space as they do from the 


21.  Do you find anything more convenient than living on the earth?

22.  What is the first thing you want to do when you return to the earth?

23.  Did you make any mistakes in training before you flew to space?

24.  What kind of things have you done so far, and what was the best thing? 

25.  What is the feeling of living in space every day? What do you normally 

     think while you stay there?

26.  How many nations are represented in the ISS right now?

27.  What is the most important thing for you when you work?

28.  How long have you stayed in the ISS?

29.  Without morning noon and night, how do you maintain your body clock?

30.  How do you feel when you sleep in space?

31.  What is the most important thing that astronauts need to do?

32.  What is the most inconvenient thing about living without gravity?






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Next planned event(s):


      1. National Soaring Museum, Elmira, New York, telebridge  via IK1SLD

                    The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS  

                    The scheduled astronaut is Timothy Peake KG5BVI

                    Contact is a go  for: Fri, 4-1-2016, 18:34:03 UTC 



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Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN



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