[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with East Falmouth Elementary School, East Falmouth, MA

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Thu Oct 25 22:40:56 PDT 2012

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at East Falmouth Elementary School, East Falmouth, MA on 26 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 17:40 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds.


The contact will be direct between NA1SS and N1HOQ. The contact should be audible over the eastern U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.




East Falmouth Elementary School serves a culturally diverse population. In our Title 1 school, 37% of our students are eligible for free or reduced price lunch. Our goal is to provide an excellent education with specialized instruction to meet diverse needs.


We believe that instruction should be motivating, stimulating, relevant and differentiated.

In support of this contact, our faculty and students have engaged in an eight-week program to learn about space exploration and the impact of the ISS missions. Our students have learned about the scientific method and how it applies to space exploration.


We have examined how mathematics, technology and engineering are applied to scientific inquiry. 




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


1.  How does it feel to be the commander of the International Space Station?

2.  What kind of experiments have you done this time on the ISS?

3.  Have you ever gone outside of the Space Station?

4.  What do you do in your free time?

5.  What does it feel like to learn how to float in air?

6.  Is it scary when you just launch off to space?

7.  Have you seen anything explode in outer space, like a solar flare?

8.  How do you communicate with different countries and people from the Space 


9.  Is the Space Station done yet or are they going to add more to it?

10. Is it cold, hot or just right in the space station?

11. Where does space trash come from and are you afraid of it?

12. What do you use to connect to mission control?

13. What do you like about living in space?

14. What happens if you get sick?

15. Does it feel weird being in your space suit?

16. Do you use a special oven to cook food?

17. Is it hard to control a rocket ship or the Space Station?

18. Will they need to make another space station for more people soon?

19. If you could live on the Moon, would you and why?

20. Is it easy to get lost in space?




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


Next planned event(s):


  1.  Southern Tier Catholic  and Archbishop Walsh Academy, Olean, NY, 


      Tue,30Oct12 16:16 UTC 


  2.  South Florida  Science Museum, West Palm Beach, FL, direct via WS4FSM

      Tue, 30Oct12 15:58 UTC 


  3.  Cumberland Elementary School,  West Lafayette, IN, direct via KA3QAX

      Tue, 30Oct12  17:35 UTC


  4.  Primarschule Aesch, Forch, Switzerland, direct  via HB9TSO

      Fri, 02Nov12 13:47 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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