[amsat-bb] ARISS QSO, Astronaut Shane Kimbrough and South Street School Connecticut 2-2-2017

Greg D ko6th.greg at gmail.com
Sat Feb 4 00:40:39 UTC 2017

Yea Dave!  What a fantastic idea and opportunity to engage your daughter
in the ARISS program.  You turned a passive event (just listening in)
into an active learning experience.  I bet that with a little
preparation, the same technique could be leveraged / expanded to a
classroom situation.  Besides direct RF, the contacts that are
live-streamed could be used as well, all time-zone permitting of course.

We generally only get a few days to a week advance notice of the
questions.  Are they available sooner through other channels?  That
would be the biggest challenge to leveraging this to a more expanded

Greg  KO6TH

Dave Ryan via AMSAT-BB wrote:
> Hi All 
> Sorry, i made a mess of attaching the youtube link. 
> My Daughter and I listened in on an ARISS QSO between Astronaut Shane Kimbrough and South Street School, Danbury, Connecticut USA, The contact was made with ON4ISS, an ARISS telebridge station in Belgium and was audible over South Yorkshire in the UK. 
> Before the contact, we downloaded the list of questions that the students were going to ask, we then tried to think of the answers that Astronaut Shane Kimbrough would give, we got a lot right, and a few wrong. 
> We made a video of the QSO and posted it on youtube :- 
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzQbyIH8Qwg
> Regards 
> Dave and Erin Ryan
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