[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with St Anne's Primary School, Strathfield South, NSW, Australia

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sun Jun 10 17:49:23 PDT 2012

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at St Anne's Primary School, Strathfield South, NSW, Australia on 13 June. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:31 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and LU8YY. 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.


St. Anne's is a co-educational catholic primary school located in the Sydney area catering to the education needs of 176 students between the ages of 5-12. Over 75% of the children come from a language background other than English. There is a high degree of parental support and interest evident in the school.



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


1.  How do you know what is outside the space station?

2.  Can you see weather changes on Earth from space?

3.  Why is gravity different on other planets?

4.  Can you text in space? How do you communicate with your family?

5.  How do you sleep without gravity?

6.  How do you keep food fresh for a long period of time?

7.  What research are you working on currently?

8.  How do toilets work in space?

9.  What is the planet you would not like to visit and why?

10. What is it like to experience G force when launching?

11. How does zero gravity effect your physical and mental health?

12. What does it feel like to be in zero gravity?

13. What do you do in a medical emergency?

14. What do you do to keep entertained?

15. What are job roles in the space station?



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


Next planned event(s):




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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