[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with 5th Geniko Lykeio Katerinis, Katerini, Greece

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Wed Feb 29 08:55:27 PST 2012

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at 5th Geniko Lykeio Katerinis, Katerini, Greece on 02 Mar. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 17:03 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds.

The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and SX2ISS. The contact should be audible over Greece 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.



5th Geniko Lykeio Katerinis is an upper high school with approximately 440 students, aged 14 to 19. It is a new school (established in 2007). There are two schools together in two buildings connected in format of letter "U". The other school is the 2nd Lyceum of Katerini with another 450 students. Although the school is new, it has many things to show to its students, the parents and the local community. The school has won prizes and honours in various fields (cultural, athletic, scientific) and its graduates have been accepted in major universities in Greece.



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


1.  While on space, do you realize the time passing by faster or slower than 

    on earth?

2.  Were you inspired by astronauts or ex-astronauts to become an astronaut 

    as well?

3.  For how long are you trained before going to space?

4.  Have there been any experiment regarding the reproduction of humans or 

    other species in space ?

5.  Does your team fully change each semester?

6.  Which earth observation made the greatest impression to you?

7.  What are you dealing with currently?

8.  Are you working on the structure of matter and if yes, what does your 

    research include, in a few words?

9.  Do the conditions of space favour the conduct of some experiment's that 

    cannot be performed in the conditions of the earth?

10. To become an astronaut, did your family encourage you on this decision?

11. How do you feel when you meet your family on earth?

12. Do you communicate with your family and how often?

13. Do you study about weather conditions. Can you predict storms? For 


14. How are your living conditions beyond earth?

15. Does the global financial crisis affect the astronauts?

16. Which was your latest discovery?

17. Is it hard to live in space?

18. How is your everyday life?

19. Does the food you eat contain any kind of vitamins?

20. Did you find any difficulties on choosing this job?



Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact. 


Next planned event(s):


  1.   Dilworth Elementary School, San Jose, CA, direct via AA6W

       Mon, 5 Mar 2012 18:33 UTC 

  2.  ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands, telebridge via ON4ISS

       Tue, 6 Mar 2012, 13:11 UTC




ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the participating space agencies, NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA, with the AMSAT and IARU organizations from participating countries.


ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on-board the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters' interest in science, technology, and learning. Further information on the ARISS program is available on the website http://www.ariss.org/ (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of Canada).


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN



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