[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Elementary School "21st of May", Podgorica, Montenegro
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Mon Oct 9 13:21:10 UTC 2017
An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Elementary School "21st of May", Podgorica, Montenegro on 11 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:48 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and 4O0ISS. The contact should be audible over Montenegro 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.
Primary School '21 May' Podgorica was opened on 21st may 2010, the marking date of the independence in Montenegro. In the first year of its operation, the school enrolled 540 students to attend classes given for the first nine years of their formal education. But the number of enrolled students is constantly increasing on daily basis, and thus enumerating 920 students today. Although opened seven years ago, this is still the youngest educational institution in Podgorica with classrooms and other facilities equipped with most modern teaching aids.
The school promotes many extracurricullar activities and after school clubs: choir, chess club, learning foreign languages, acting, literary circle. The school sports club is characterized by having departments in football, basketball and volleyball. Teaching process is attended on regular daily basis by 20 pupils with special educational needs, and 25 pupils, members of the Roma population, side by side with the rest of the students who gain their primary education in this institution.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. What happens if a space rock hits that little space ship in a certain
place, and breaks something inside there, what do the astronauts do?
2. Do you have some funny moments in non-gravity space?
3. Do you listen to music in the space?
4. What did you feel like the first time you went to space?
5. How do you take a shower?
6. What are you going to do when you see an asteroid that is going straight
to hit the Earth?
7. Can you really see the Great wall of China or any other man-made buildings
from the space?
8. Are you afraid that something could go wrong with the spaceship or your
space suits at any moment?
9. Is it hard to stay up there without your loved ones, family and friends?
10. What happens when you go out of the space station and gravity of the
planet pulls you away?
11. Do you lose weight while orbiting Earth in your spaceship on your
12. Do you get along with your partners at the station and on the ship?
13. Do you know what happens in the black hole?
14. Is it possible to cry in space?
15. Have you ever seen anything weird in space?
16. Is your suit very heavy to wear?
17. Time is different in space, so do the astronauts age differently?
18. How do you sleep in space?
19. Would you ever live in space?
20. Were you afraid during launch?
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Next planned event(s):
1. The Alice Smith School Primary Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS
The scheduled astronaut is Mark Vande Hei KG5GNP
Contact is a go: Wed 2017-10-11 15:24:05 UTC
2. Fleet Science Center, BE WISE Program, San Diego, CA, direct via
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA
Contact is a go for: Sat 2017-10-14 18:26:17 UTC
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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