[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Summa-Aldapeta, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Mon Dec 11 17:28:18 UTC 2017

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Summa-Aldapeta, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain on 12 Dec. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 13:01 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and EG2SMA. The contact should be audible over Spain 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 and Spanish.



Summa Aldapeta is a Catholic co-educational school owned  by three religious orders, The Society of Mary - (Marianist brothers and priests), The Daughters of Mary Immaculate (Marianist sisters) and the Order of the Company of Mary our Lady  and  operated  by agreement with the educational authorities. Through a unique collaboration, it has served the city for more than a hundred years.

The school is located in three close premises in  the city centre of San Sebastian- Donostia, north of Spain. These three buildings give us the possibility of adapting to the needs of today's students and allow us to have a much closer relationship with students and their families.

Nowadays there are around 2,000 students from the age of 1 up to the age of 18 at Summa Aldapeta, with a dedicated staff, truly dedicated to the spirit of educating the whole student, engaged in innovation and new methodologies.

We offer our students, families and society an integral and quality education. Our goal in education is to develop every student as a person, educating them to interact and communicate with others, stimulating their abilities, educating them in healthy lifestyles and equality. We share these goals with our families and society.

The city has been selected as European Capital of Culture for 2016 (shared with Wroclaw, Poland).

Communication in its different ways plays a key role in Cultural exchange among nations. Amateur radio operators have been, since their very beginnings 100 years ago, a perfect example of the idea of culture "solidarity". They have played an active role in many humanitarian interventions in natural disasters, medicine searches or missing people. These are values we want to share in Summa Aldapeta.




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


1. What did you have to study to be an astronaut?

2. Por qué motivo decidiste ir al espacio?

3. If you had to go to the space forever, would you do it?

4. Resulta difícil convivir con personas de otros países y culturas en la   

   Estación Espacial?

5. What do you do when you feel sick or get injured in the ISS?

6. Qué hacéis cuando tenéis problemas técnicos en la nave?

7. What kind of experiments do you conduct up there?

8. Cómo pasáis el tiempo libre en la Estación Espacial?

9. How often do you contact with your families?

10. Piensas que algún día viviremos en otro planeta?

11. How do you treat the rubbish you produce in the ISS?

12. Cómo recibís las noticias de lo que está ocurriendo en la Tierra?

13. What is the most exciting sensation while you are in the vacuum of space?

14. Habéis vivido alguna vez una situación peligrosa en la soledad del 


15. Is the ISS a comfortable place? 

16. Qué es lo que más echarás en falta de la Estación Espacial cuando 

    regreses a la Tierra?

17. How do you have a shower or clean your clothes in the ISS?

18. Cuál es el olor que predomina en la Estación Espacial?

19. When you need surgery, does any of your co-workers do it?

20. Cuál es la misión más complicada a la que os habéis enfrentado en el 



2. Why did you decide to go to space?

4. Is living together with people from different countries difficult?

6. What do you do if you have technical problems in the spaceship?

8. How do you have fun in the ISS?

10. Do you think we will live in another planet someday?

12. How do you catch up with the news on Earth?

14. Have you ever lived a dangerous situation being alone in the space?

16. What will you miss most when you come back to Earth?

18. What does the ISS smell like?

20. Which mission has been the most difficult one in the ISS?




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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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