[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Meikei High School, Tsukuba, Japan

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sun Oct 21 20:51:19 PDT 2012

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Meikei High School, Tsukuba, Japan on 23 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:06 UTC.The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and JJ1YAF. 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.



Meikei High School was established in 1979. The founding body of Meikei High School is known as Meikei-kai, an alumni association formed principally by the graduates of the University of Tsukuba and Tokyo University of Education. Mr. Akihiko Hoshide, a Japanese astronaut, is a graduate of our school. And our school has Radio & Electronics Group, as a group of Science Club.




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


1.  Is the space suit comfortable?

2.  What is the meaning of the doll which was on the rocket?

3.  What do you do when you want to relax?

4.  What will you do when you get sick?

5.  How do you clean the ISS?

6.  What do you look forward to do regarding the stay in the ISS?

7.  Please tell us your memories in Meikei.

8.  Our school still has the 4km swimming in 4th grade. Could you tell us 

    your memories about the 4km swimming?

9.  In what ways were the various school events in Meikei useful to you in 

    the process of becoming an astronaut?

10. I heard that you chose "space" as a topic for your research when you were 

    a student in Meikei. Were you always determined about your choice of 

    working on "space"?

11. Is there anything you want to tell to the students in Meikei?

12. What would you like to do in space in the future?

13. Is there anything that changed in yourself after you went to space?

14. What do students like us need to do in order to become an astronaut?

15. Do you listen to or sing the song that your peers made?

16. Which looks more beautiful. the earth seen from the ISS or the stars in 

    the sky?

17. How do you drink water?

18. How do you weigh yourself in the ISS?

19. What is your favorite space food?

20. What were your favorite subjects when you were in junior high school and 

    high school?

21. Do you think it is possible for human to live in the moon?



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


Next planned event(s):


   1.  East Falmouth Elementary School, East Falmouth, MA, direct via N1HOQ

       Fri, 26Oct12 17:40 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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