[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Primarschule Aesch, Forch, Switzerland

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Wed Oct 31 18:41:37 PDT 2012

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Primarschule Aesch, Forch, Switzerland on 02 Nov. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 13:47 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and HB9TSO. The contact should be audible over Switzerland 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.



Aesch is a quaint little village that is situated on a hill in the middle of forests and green meadows. Even though it is a rural area Zurich can be reached in just 20 minutes with the train. The Primary School Aesch counts 180 students. They are at the age of four to twelve years and go from kindergarten up to sixth grade. The school brings children with various cultural backgrounds together. This cultural and linguistic diversity enriches school life and helps exercising tolerance and respect, which is an important value for teachers and students.



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


1.  Why did you decide to become an astronaut?

2.  What kind of education and training did you have to do to become an 


3.  What did you think and feel before you flew in space for the first time?

4.  What was it like when you went to space for the first time?

5.  What kind of work do you do while you are in space?

6.  Do you sometimes feel bored in space or do you have a hobby you can do in 

    the spaceship?

7.  What do you work when you are on earth?

8.  What do you like the most in space?

9.  What is the most impressive thing you have seen in space?

10. What is the temperature like on the moon? And what do you wear when you 

    are on the moon?

11. How does zero gravity feel like?

12. What is difficult to do when you are in zero gravity?

13. Is it easy to float in space or do you have to practice it previously?

14. What do you eat on the spaceship? Can you cook there?

15. How does the food taste? Is it good?

16. How do you eat and drink in space? Do you use knives and forks?

17. What do you do when you don't have any more food on the spaceship?

18. How and where do you sleep when you are in space?

19. How does it feel to go on the toilet in space?

20. What do you miss the most from earth when you are in space?



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


Next planned event(s):


 1.  Istituto Comprensivo di Govone, Scuola Secondaria di primo  grado "Nino 

     Costa" di Priocca, Istituto Comprensivo di Diano d'Alba, Priocca,  

     Italy, direct via IK1SLD

     Thu, 08Nov12 12:04 UTC 


 2.  Circolo Didattico G.Marconi, Casamassima, Italy, direct via IZ7RTN

     Fri, 09Nov12 12:53 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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