[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with NASA Glenn Research Center - Brook Place, OH

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Wed Jun 21 18:02:24 UTC 2017

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at SCaN/Glenn Research Center, Brook Park, OH on 23 June. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 14:25 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and NA8SA. The contact should be audible over the U.S. state of Ohio and surrounding regions. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.



Girl Scouts of North East Ohio and NASA Glenn Research Center

The Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GNSEO) is hosting an ARISS contact event in collaboration with NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC), the NASA GRC Amateur Radio Club, and Best Buy Geek Squad. The contact will take place at the Girl Scout Camp Timberlane in Wakeman, OH. This 324-acre camp includes miles of hiking trails, creeks, and ravines. It features a swimming pool, archery range, observatory, low ropes course and a meandering lake that's ideal for boating.  The ARISS contact will be the highlight of the Girl Scout Space Camp week. The program, which promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills, will be the main attraction for this activity-packed family event. Pre-contact speakers include representatives from NASA, ARISS, and GSNEO. 


Activities will be set up throughout camp and include a virtual reality tour of the International Space Station, vacuum chamber activities, take-away stations like energy bead bracelets, straw rockets, build a Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) model and an exclusive Girl Scout ARISS contact patch. The Girl Scouts are the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with programs from coast to coast and across the globe. Girl Scouts offer every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.




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


1. What ISS experiments are you most excited to be working?

2. What does it feel like to be in a space suit in outer space?

3. The US will have a solar eclipse on August 21st.  Will you be able to see a shadow cast across the US as the eclipse takes place?

4. What do you do for fun on the ISS?

5. How does working together with astronauts from around the world help you accomplish more?

6. Is it harder to get used to no gravity or to adjust back to gravity after being in space?

7. We saw a video of astronauts playing a keyboard and guitar on the ISS.  Do musical instruments sound different aboard the ISS in zero-gravity?

8. What is the most difficult obstacle we need to overcome to be able to go to mars?

9. We tell time by one rotation of the Earth. How do you tell time in Space?

10. Do you experience night and day in space like we do on earth or is it always dark?

11. When did you realize you wanted to be an astronaut and why?

12. What has amazed you the most about being in space?

13. Why is it important for humans to go into space?

14. On the ISS, do you see different constellations than we do in North America?

15. How do you avoid collisions in space?

16. What is one thing you have learned while on the International Space Station?





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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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