[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Space Center Houston, Houston, TX

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Mon Jun 12 04:37:30 UTC 2017

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Space Center Houston, Houston, TX on 13 June. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:19 UTC. It is recommended that you start listening approximately 10 minutes before this time.The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between OR4ISS and ON4ISS. The contact should be audible over Belgium 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.


We have had confirmation that the Goonhilly receiver, other European HamTV receivers and the BATC Transport Stream merger facility are available for HamTV use during the telebridge contact with the Space Centre Houston. The HamTV live stream can be viewed during the contact at https://hamtv.batc.tv/live/ .



Space Center Houston exists to tell the story of human space flight. Hosting the ARISS contact allows the Center to engage students in human space flight by a first-hand, real time experience. Space Center Houston's year-long education plan engages students from pre-kindergarten through college, with special emphasis on supporting underserved and underrepresented students. The ARISS contact event will be an impactful part of our summer camp program for 2017, which will be available for students of ages 12-14, in 6th through 9th grade. Generally, attendance for summer day camps comes primarily from the Clear Creek Independent School District. 



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


1. How different is astronaut food from food here on earth?

2. What experiments are currently being conducted on the Space Station?

3. What do astronauts do when not in space?

4. How long does it take to become an astronaut?

5. What does it feel like to float constantly?

6. What is the biggest challenge you face as an astronaut?

7. What do astronauts do on their time off on the Space Station?

8. What is your biggest challenge living on the ISS?

9. How does someone become an astronaut?

10. What languages do you speak on the ISS?

11. What made you want to become an astronaut?

12. Why are there fewer women astronauts than men?

13. How does astronaut activity on the ISS affect people on Earth?

14. Do you have any interesting stories about the ISS?

15. What do you dislike most about being an astronaut?

16. How does Robonaut help astronauts on the ISS?

17. What experiments are you working on that will help get humans to Mars?

18. What is the funniest thing that has happened on the ISS?

19. Are you ever scared going up into space?

20. What kind of backgrounds do astronauts have?







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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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