[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Institute for Education on Space, Wakayama University, Wakayama, Japan

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Wed Aug 22 09:35:13 PDT 2012

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Institute for Education on Space, Wakayama University, Wakayama, Japan on 26 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:58 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8N3IFES. 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 English.



Institute for Education on Space, or IfES in short, designs and implements various programs with the following three educational objectives in order to assist the students to become dependable personnel: Nurturing animal spirits among students, Teaching practical management, Teaching practical space-related technologies. This time, we select the grade 5 and 6 students of elementary schools (there are located near our university.) and make the contact with Mr. Hoshide.



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


1.  Was it different between the 1st time and the 2nd time to space?

2.  What kind of sweets can you eat in ISS? 

3.  What kind of experiment do you do in ISS?

4.  My family is six people. We have some problem about waiting the toilet 

    every Morning. Is there same problem in ISS?

5.  Do you sweat in ISS when you do muscular training?

6.  Where is beautiful place of the Earth?

7.  Can you see the Typhoon from ISS?

8.  I heard you fasten the body to a bed When you sleep. Can you Sleep 


9.  What you could not bring to ISS?    

10. I heard there is a living thing which Keeps Killifish with this mission. 

    What other living things are on ISS?

11. Can you hear the sound, when either pebble nor garbage hits ISS?

12. I heard that a direction when it comes back to the earth is more serious 

    than the time of going to the universe. What kind of thing is it 


13. What is food to eat most now? 

14. Do you think that Animate Life is in Universe? 

15. Do you see the Shooting Star from ISS?

16. What did you do during the summer vacation as a child? 

17. What kind of study does astronaut do? 

18. What would you do the first thing, when you return to Earth? 

19. What age do you wanted to become astronaut? 

20. Do you see the UFO during Space Flight? 



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


Next planned event(s):


  1.  Megina Gymnasium Mayen, Am Knüppchen 1, Mayen, D-56727, Germany, 

      direct via DN1PU

      Fri 31Aug2012, 11:23 UTC


  2.  Waxter Young Women's Academy, Laurel, MD, direct via KC4KMY

      Fri 31Aug2012, 15:57 UTC 


  3.  National Electronics Museum, Linthicum, MD, direct via K3CUJ  

      Sat 01Sept2012, 15:09 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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