[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with World Genesis Foundation (WGF), Goodyear AZ

David H Jordan aa4kndhj at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 05:29:16 UTC 2017

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with
participants at World Genesis Foundation (WGF), Goodyear AZ on 11 Jan. The
event is scheduled to begin at approximately 16:10 UTC. The duration of the
contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be
direct between NA1SS and W6FOG. The contact should be audible over the
state of Arizona 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.

There are two non-profit organizations based in Quartzsite, Arizona,
coordinating this ARISS contact. The World Genesis Foundation operates with
a mission to "leave no child without hope for the future." Quartzsite in
Motion is a public/private partnership with the town of Quartzsite that
operates to "promote health, education and community' in Quartzsite and
surrounding towns. Students participating in the event come from six small
schools in five town towns in rural western Arizona.

The coordinating organizations have provided training and support materials
to administrators and teachers at every participating school. The contact
is part of a year-long program designed to encourage students to study and
pursue work in science, technology, engineering and math.

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

1.  What is the most unusual thing you have seen in space?

2.  Did you want to be an astronaut as a kid?

3.  What is it like with no gravity?

4.  Can a person be in space too long?

5.  What are your favorite science experiments that you have been a part of

    in space?

6.  What do you do when you are not in space?

7.  What kinds of hazards are you exposed to in space?

8.  How has Robotics played a role with the ISS?

9.  Can you share a story that sticks out in your mind since becoming an


10.  Are you able to grow plants in the ISS?

11.  Has your understanding of the universe changed since seeing it from


12.  What kind of games or things do you do for entertainment there?

13.  What are the effects of weightlessness on your body or mental state?

14.  What has been one thing you have learned from your studies there that

     surprised you?

15.  Is there one thing that your training has not prepared you for?

16.  What have been your missions outside the Space Station?

17.  Have you used 3-D printing on the ISS?

18.  What's your advice to young people dreaming of becoming involved in

     NASA's space program?


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Next planned event(s):

  1.  Collège Saint-Guibert, Gembloux, Belgium and  Euro Space Center,


       Belgium; Combined telebridge via K6DUE

       The ISS  callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

       The scheduled astronaut is Thomas Pesquet KG5FYG

       Contact is a go for: Thu 2017-01-12 13:46:51 UTC

  2.  High School "Léon Blum", Le Creusot, France, telebridge via K6DUE

      The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

      The scheduled astronaut is Thomas Pesquet KG5FYG

      Contact is a go for: Mon 2017-01-16 11:53:17 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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