[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Maroochydore State School, Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Mon Sep 10 23:03:31 PDT 2012

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Maroochydore State School, Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia on 12 Sept. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 07:03 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and VK4KHZ. The contact should be audible over Australia 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.


Our unique beachside school was established in 1924. It is nestled amongst well established trees and feature gardens and it is a place of challenging activities and whole learning for all of our students. All of our staff have a strong focus on student engagement and supporting individual achievement for success through providing a broad range of inspiring teaching and learning opportunities. Combined with supportive partnerships between students, student and teacher, parent and teacher and with the whole school to the local community we are able to support the development of your child in a positive collaboration with you.



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


1.  Can you please describe the feelings as you are launching for your trip 

    into space?

2.  What training did you do in high school and at university to become an 


3.  Do the planets and stars look any different from the ISS?

4.  What is your favourite view of earth?

5.  As you re-enter Earth's atmosphere what happens to the space craft?

6.  What experiments or extraordinary things have you been working on the 


7.  How do you stay fit and healthy on the ISS?

8.  What is your favourite food and drink in space?

9.  What does it feel like being in space?

10. What is your job in space?

11. What interested you initially to become an astronaut?

12. On your return to Earth what is it that you are most looking forward to 

    doing again?

13. If you had to suddenly leave the ISS what is the plan?

14. How long does it take to prepare for a space walk and to then get back in 

    to the ISS?

15. What happens immediately after you land back on Earth?




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


Next planned event(s):

   1.  Marcelino Canino Canino Middle School, Puerto Rico, via  K6DUE

       Wed, 12Sept12 17:29 UTC 


   2.  Gymnasium Unterrieden, Sindelfingen, Germany, direct via DN1ISS  

       Thu, 13Sept12 07:15 UTC


   3.  NASA Goddard Child Development Center, Greenbelt, MD, direct via K6DUE

       Thu, 13Sept12 16:43 UTC 


   4.  Burns Sci-Tech Charter School, Oak Hill, FL, direct via KK4KTJ

       Thu, 13Sept12 18:21 UTC 


   5.  Zespól Szkól Technicznych w Kole, Kolo, Poland, direct via  SP3PGZ

       Wed, 19Sept12 07:15 UTC


   6.  Sunset Hills Elementary, San Diego, CA, direct via KI6LZN

       Thu, 20Sept12 17:24 UTC 


   7.  Lafayette Middle School, Lafayette, GA, direct via W4LMS  

       Fri, 21Sept12 15:03 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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