[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Ecole Albert Camus, Rueil-Malmaison, France, College Marcel Pagnol, Rueil-Malmaison, France

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Mon Feb 27 02:32:41 UTC 2017

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Ecole Albert Camus, Rueil-Malmaison, France, College Marcel Pagnol, Rueil-Malmaison, France on 01 Mar. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:04 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between FX0ISS and F6KFA. The contact should be audible over France and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in French.



RUEIL-MALMAISON is a lovely city surrounded by a large forest, parks and gardens, for the happiness of its 80,000 inhabitants. 

In the 17th century, the Cardinal of Richelieu, minister of King Louis the 13th, was the lord of RUEIL. 

In 1799, Napoleon the 1st and his wife Josephine lived in the nice castle of MALMAISON. At the end of the 19th century, famous impressionist painters like Renoir, Manet and Monet used to find scenery inspiration at the banks of the river Seine nearby.


3 schools of Rueil-Malmaison are involved in this ARISS contact:


The "Robespierre-B" Elementary school is named after Maximilien Robespierre, a famous character of the French revolution in 1789. 

This entity includes 10 classrooms, ranging from 1st grade to 5th grade, with a total of 256 children's, aged from 6 to 11.


The Albert Camus Elementary School is named after famous French philosopher, author, and journalist in early 20th century. 

The school presents 4 classrooms from 5th to 6th grade.


The Marcel Pagnol College is named after famous French novelist, playwright, and filmmaker of the mid 20th century. 

One classroom (7th Grade) is involved in this ARISS contact.



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


1. Quand vous sortez de l'ISS, est-ce que vous ressentez la vitesse?

2. Est-ce que vous sentez la même sensation dans l'espace que dans l'eau?

3. Vous postez beaucoup de photos sur les réseaux sociaux, laquelle est votre 


4. Avez-vous repéré un endroit de là-haut que vous voulez visiter en rentrant 

   sur Terre?

5. Peut-on vite avoir le vertige dans l'espace? 

6. Êtes vous tombé malade et si vous tombez gravement malade que se passe-t-


7. Pourquoi avez-vous emporté un volant de badminton? 

8. Depuis l'espace est-ce que vous voyez les rayons du soleil comme sur la 


9. Est ce que l'on voit depuis l'espace les signes du changement climatique?

10. Quand vous rentrerez sur terre, quelle sera la première chose que vous 


11. En cas d'alerte astéroïdes, comment réagissez-vous?

12. Avez vous déjà fait un cauchemar à bord de l'ISS?

13. Que manque-t-il aux hommes pour aller sur Mars dès maintenant?

14. Qu'est ce qui vous manque le plus, que vous aviez sur Terre?

15. Est-ce que vous prévoyez d'aller sur la Lune?

16. Quel est le plus gros danger dans l'espace et avez vous fait un 

    entraînement en cas d'évacuation?

17. Qu'auriez-vous emporté en plus dans l'ISS si cela avait été possible?

18. Nous avons lu que lors de la sortie extravéhiculaire, le cerveau marchait 

    au ralenti, est ce que vous l'avez ressenti lors de votre sortie?

19. Avez-vous fait des bêtises depuis que vous êtes sur l'ISS?

20. Pouvez vous être attiré par un astéroïde lors des sorties comme le 

    capitaine Haddock à été attire par Adonis dans "Objectif lune "?





1. When you went out on spacewalk, did you feel the speed of the aircraft? 

2. Do you feel the same things in space and weightlessness as in water?

3. We know you post a lot of pictures on social media. Which one is your 


4. Have you noticed a place from up there that you absolutely want to visit 

   once you are back to earth?

5. Is it possible to feel dizzy and experience vertigo in space? 

6. Have you been sick in the ISS? If you are in a serious condition in the 

   ISS, what are the plans? Who takes care of you?

7. Why did you take a shuttlecock with you onboard? 

8. From the ISS, can you see sun rays the same way we can see them from the 


9. Can we see the negative impact of global warming on earth, from space?

10. In case of asteroid alert, what are you supposed to do?

11. In case of asteroid alert, what are you supposed to do?

12. Have you ever had a nightmare onboard the ISS? 

13. What is lacking to astronauts to be able to go to Mars nowadays? 

14. What do you miss most? What's the biggest thing you miss from earth?

15. Do you plan on going to the moon? 

16. What's the biggest danger in space? Have you been trained to evacuate the ISS in case of emergency? 

17. What would you have taken with you in the ISS if it would have been 


18. We have read that when you exit the ISS, the human brain slows down. Have 

    you felt that when you walked outside the spacecraft on January 13th?

19. Have you made mistakes/ taken bad decisions onboard the ISS since your 


20. Can you be attracted to asteroids when you exit the ISS, as it happened 

    to Captain Haddock with Adonis in Tintin ' Destination Moon'?






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Next planned event(s):


  1.  Student Space Technology Association, Knoxville, TN, direct via  AA4UT 

      The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS 

      The scheduled  astronaut is Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD

      Contact is a go for: Wed 2017-03-01  19:08 UTC   




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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