[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with 14th Elementary School Katerini, Greece

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Fri Apr 28 17:10:00 UTC 2017

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at 14th Elementary School Katerini, Greece on 29 Apr. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:02 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between RS0ISS and SX2ISS. The contact should be audible over Greece and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in Greek.



The 14th Elementary School is a mid-size school in the centre of Katerini city. It is a three floor building with 16 classrooms established in 1977. Many residents have attended it all these years.

It has won prizes and honors in various fields (culture, athletics, etc.) and its graduates have successfully continued their education in a higher level.

Teachers' effort is to engage kid's mind in a research for knowledge in various fields like science, technology including space, engineering and arts. For this reason, in the flexible zone program, the school kids are engaged in projects such as an exhibition of their drawings with themes from space and planets, paper handicrafts with related themes, presentations about space exploration and how satellites are staying in orbit. Their activities include visits to the local amateur radio club to find out how telecommunications work.



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


1. What is your current mission aboard ISS?

2. What age did you first realize that you wanted to become a cosmonaut?

3. What are your thoughts when you look at Greece from space?

4. Are there any debris in Space?

5. How do you brush your teeth?

6. How do you get a shower?

7: How many times did you walk in space?

8. What do you eat and drink in space?

9. How do you have fun in the Space Station?

10. How fast do you travel?

11. How much time do you need to get in to the space suit?

12. How long does it take to get to space?

13. What are your thoughts during your mission?

14. How do you prepare for your space travel?

15. How long do you stay in space for every mission?

16. How many times have you travelled in space?

17. What words describe a man's effort to become a cosmonaut?

18. What does an astronaut feel when he observes the Earth from space?





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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), the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and  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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