[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with 2012 STEM Summit, Dallas, TX

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Mon Jun 25 19:12:26 PDT 2012

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at 2012 STEM Summit, Dallas, TX on 28 June. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 18:11 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and K6DUE. The contact should be audible over mid and eastern portions 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.


Innovate+Educate, in partnership with Young Invincibles, is hosting the STEM Solutions Youth Summit on Thursday June 28th as part of US News STEM Solutions 2012. The purpose of the Youth Summit is for the youth voice to be represented in the issues that impact them most. The Youth Summit will convene approximately 75 young adults (16-24yrs) from the local Dallas area to participate in, as well as lead discussions around the critical STEM issues defined by US News STEM Solutions. The youth delegates will be attending keynote panels in the morning and then having discussions with thought leaders from each of the key areas represented: government, industry, foundations, education & media. At the end of the Youth Summit, delegates will produce a solutions & next steps documents to be included with the larger, US News STEM Solutions Summit outcomes. 

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


1.  To you, what is the modern-day Sputnik moment for the United States?

2.  What high school or college subject do you think has been the most 

    helpful in your work today?

3.  What can I do now to prepare for a career in science, math, and/or 


4.  What is the most interesting thing you've learned since going into space?

5.  How can I get my peers excited about science, math, and technology?

6.  Do you have technology, like the internet, on the space station to keep 

    up with current news?

7.  How did your field of study and academics eventually bring you to a 

    career with NASA?

8.  What should I, as a high school/college student, be studying right now if 

    I want to work for NASA someday?

9.  What is it like, seeing hurricanes and other major events from space?

10. How often do you get to talk to your family and friends?

11. What does a typical daily schedule look like on the space station?

12. At what point in your youth did you think you wanted to be an astronaut?

13. As you orbit Earth, do you ever feel like you are 240 miles away from 


14. What was the hardest part of becoming an astronaut?

15. What do you miss most about Earth?

16. How do you spend your free time in space?

17. What will future space exploration look like?

18. When you're not in space, what will you miss most?

19. Where would you most like to go in space?



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


Next planned event(s):


   1. Cirqiniq Summer  Camp, Kuujjuaq, Quebec (Nunavik), Canada,

      telebridge via K6DUE

      Wed, 4 July 2012, 14:23 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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