[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy, Riverside, CA

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Tue Apr 17 09:19:01 PDT 2012

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy, Riverside, CA on 19 Apr. 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 a telebridge between OR4ISS and IK1SLD. The contact should be audible over Italy 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.


Center founder Tom Wathen believes that aviation is a powerful stimulus to learning, especially the vital STEM subjects. At Flabob, aviation is up close and personal. Our dozens of programs provide many ways to turn a casual interest into lifelong learning.


Our students discover excitement in working with the head, the hands and heart, side by side with pilots, craftsman and innovators in an authentic workplace. We preserve and disseminate the history of aviation, and encourage and nourish the designers, builders and innovators of tomorrow.




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


1.  When you reposition the ISS due to debris or changing altitude, can you 

    feel the movement?

2.  Tell us about the recycling in your waste management program.

3.  What was the last unexpected thing you have seen while on this mission?

4.  What was the physical and medical testing to qualify to be an astronaut?

5.  What are you noticing from space about any effects of air pollution?

6.  Besides missing your family and friends, what is the biggest adjustment 

    you have made for this mission?

7.  What is the daily interaction among all crew members - no matter their 

    country of origin?

8.  How often do you have to reposition your orbit?

9.  What was the most exciting repair you have performed on the ISS?

10. Please describe the feeling of lift-off.

11. How do you send photographs to your family?

12. What is the effect of solar flares on you or the ISS?

13. What are your hopes for a moon base in the future?

14. How does the crew regulate their nutritional intake so that they do not 

    gain weight in a weightless environment?

15. How does the weightless environment affect your digestion?

16. If there is only one thing that our audience remembers about your mission 

    and the ISS, what would you want it to be?

17. What question have you expected from students that you have NOT been 





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


Next planned event(s):


  1.   Istituto Comprensivo di  Calolziocorte - Scuola Media, Calolziocorte, 

       Italy, telebridge via LU8YY/Q 

       Tue, 24 Apr 2012, 13:32 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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