[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Brahma Kumaris Educational Society, Rajasthan, India

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Fri Mar 31 16:45:32 UTC 2017

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Brahma Kumaris Educational Society, Rajasthan, India

on 03 Apr. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:19 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 NA1SS and LU1CGB. The contact should be audible over Argentina 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.



Brahma Kumaris Educational Society is a Socio-Spiritual Organization focuses on Ethics & Values, Disaster Relief, Peace & Security and is headquartered in Mt.Abu, Rajasthan, India. 


Brahma Kumaris comprises a worldwide network of centers in 110 countries and is an international non-governmental organization of the United Nations accredited with General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Mount Abu International Ham Radio Club (MHRC) VU2BK is located within Brahma Kumaris Campus with an aim to promote Amateur radio as an instrument for spreading universal brotherhood and to provide emergency communications. It also organizes technical lectures on latest topics like satellite communication, software defined radios, antennas, etc. and conducts demonstrations of Amateur Radio.



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


1. What's the most fun or interesting part about being on the International 

   Space Station? 

2. What does a launch feel like? 

3. Where do you go in the Space Shuttle? Do you go to the moon? 

4. What do you do when you aren't on a mission? 

5. Can you call your family? Do you have email? 

6. What should I study in school if I want to be an astronaut? 

7. What was your job as an astronaut on the ISS? 

8. What advice would you give someone wishing to follow in your footsteps? 

9. What was the scariest part of being in space? 

10. Have you seen space junk? How bad is the problem? 

11. Did you have much fear going into space your first time or on subsequent 


12. Did you ever see anything you couldn't explain while in space? 

13. What are your three favorite things about being in a spaceship? 

14. How has your understanding of the universe changed since seeing it from 


15. If you could go back into space now, what's one thing you would make sure 

    to do? 

16. What will be the basic health standards for people to partake in space 

    travel as tourists? 

17. What is the most beautiful sight you have seen from space? 

18. I'd like to know how hard it is to land on Mars. 

19. I wanted to know how it feels to be in Space. 

20. What does astronaut food taste like? 






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Next planned event(s):

    1.  College Roger Martin Du  Gard, Bellême, France, direct via F6KCO

         The ISS callsign is presently  scheduled to be FXØISS

         The scheduled astronaut is Thomas Pesquet  KG5FYG

         Contact is a go for: Fri 2017-04-14 15:20 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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