[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Wada Elementary School, Nagawa Town, Japan

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sat Aug 11 18:51:51 PDT 2012

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Wada Elementary School, Nagawa Town, Japan on 16 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:01 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8N0WADA. The contact should be audible over Japan and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in Japanese. 



Wada town is located in the southern part of the Nagano prefecture which is the central part and near the Komuro county.

Wada Elementary School was founded in 1898, and has 99 students from 1st to 6th grade.


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


1.  What impresses you the most about space?

2.  Do stars' size and color look different when you see them in space?

3.  What makes you relax in space?

4.  Is it difficult to eat because things float in space?

5.  How old were you when space caught your interest?

6.  How do you feel working on the module you assembled?

7.  What is the hardest task on this mission?

8.  What do you do in ISS?

9.  Do any of you have brothers or sisters that are astronauts?

10. What is hard or inconvenient to do in space?

11. What kind of experiment are you doing on fish?

12. How does an eclipse look like in ISS?

13. How long does it take to get to ISS from the earth?

14. Do you smell anything in ISS or in space?

15. Will we be able to live in spaceships like ISS in the future?

16. What did you think about at lift off?

17. Why does ISS move so fast? Can you slow it down?

18. What sports can you do in space?

19. What would you like to do the most after you come back to the earth?


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


Next planned event(s):


  1.  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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