[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Kangaroo Inn Area School, Kangaroo Inn, South Australia, Australia

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sat Aug 11 18:19:52 PDT 2012

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Kangaroo Inn Area School, Kangaroo Inn, South Australia, Australia on 14 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:29 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and W6SRJ. The contact should be audible over the west coast 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.


Kangaroo Inn Area School is committed to learning. Our school cares for and values people. The school environment is attractive, with dedicated teaching and ancillary staff together with supportive parents, caregivers and community people. Our learning programs and teaching methodologies reflect careful planning, implementation, assessment and reporting. We aim for continuous learning, social responsibility and developing skills for success.

We expect our students to present themselves and represent the school in a positive manner at all times through their behaviour at school, on camps and excursions and in the community, by their appearance in school uniform and in their positive attitude to learning.



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


1.  How big is the space station?

2.  Do any animals live in space?

3.  What did it feel like when you were just about to take off?

4.  What kind of research are you doing?

5.  Where do you get your oxygen?

6.  What colours are the planets?

7.  Is it dark all of the time?

8.  What do you drink in space? How do you drink in space?

9.  Is it cold in space?

10. Is it true that you can see the pyramids from space?

11. Have you ever found signs of life in space?

12. How many times do you go round the Earth in a day?

13. What do you do for entertainment in Space?

14. What foods do you miss?

15. Is it hard to get used to micro gravity?

16. How can you sleep strapped to a wall/ceiling knowing also that you are in 

    outer space?

17. Have you lost any weight or muscle strength while being in space?

18. What is the best and worst thing about being in space for so long?

19. What is your closest encounter with an asteroid?

20. What does your daily routine consist of?




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


Next planned event(s):

   1.  Wada Elementary School, Nagawa Town, Japan, direct via 8NØWADA

       Thu, 16 Aug 2012, 08:01 UTC 


   2.  Meikei High School, Tsukuba, Japan, direct via JJ1YAF

       Fri, 17 Aug 2012, 07:09 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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