[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Australian Air League South Australia Wing, Elizabeth, South Australia, Australia

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Mon May 29 13:38:01 UTC 2017

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Australian Air League South Australia Wing, Elizabeth, South Australia, Australia on 31 May. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:35 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 W6SRJ. The contact should be audible over the west coast of the U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.



The Australian Air League is a youth organization for boys and girls aged from 8 to 18 years which encourages an interest in aviation as a career or as a hobby for the youth of Australia. The organization is entirely self-funding and is staffed by volunteers who give their time generously to achieve its goals. The Australian Air League has no political, racial or religious connections.


The aims and objectives of the Australian Air League include:

* To promote and encourage the development of Aviation in the Youth of Australia

* To promote good citizenship

* To promote ingenuity and resourcefulness of its members

* To develop the physical and mental abilities of its members

The League's motto "A Vinculo Terrae" translates into "Free from the bonds of the Earth". This motto contains the very essence of flight into space.


The Australian Air League was formed in 1934, in an era when Australian Aviators such as Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith, Charles Ulm, Bert Hinkler, Sir Ross and Keith Smith and others were household names and heroes. The first Squadron was opened in Manly (NSW) and the Air League quickly spread throughout that state. In early 1939 the first Squadron was opened in Victoria and in 1944 the first Girls Section was formed. Today the Australian Air League is active in NSW, the ACT, Victoria, Queensland, and South Australia and is still expanding.




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


1. You must see some amazing views, so what is your favourite city to look 

   down to from space?

2. If a piece of space junk hit the I.S.S., what is your role?

3. How would you describe space to someone who hasn't been there?

4. What are experiments you have been allocated to look after on the I.S.S.?

5. How long did you have to train to do this?

6. If children/adults wanted to become an astronaut, would you encourage them 

   to or not? Why?

7. What do you miss most from earth?

8. What do you do when you have spare time?

9. How happy were you when you were picked to go to space?

10. What is your favourite thing about being in space? 

11. What do you want to achieve that you have not achieved yet?

12. How do you cope being away from your loved ones for extended periods of 


13. How do you get a haircut in space? 

14. Do you need any experience as a pilot to become an astronaut?

15. How does the 3D printer feed the filament in zero gravity?

16. How long have you been in space for and when were you launched?

17. Is it easy to survive with other people in space?

18. What landing craft do you find the most comfortable to travel in?

19. When you look out the window down to earth, what thoughts about home or 

    returning home go through your mind?

20. What food do you eat and how is it prepared?

21. How do they guide the resupply capsules to the ISS?






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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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