[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Ecole Les Muriers, Saint Maur Des Fosses, France

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sat Jan 5 19:59:53 PST 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Ecole Les Muriers, Saint Maur Des Fosses, France on 07 Jan. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:57 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and F6KMX/p. The contact should be audible over France 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 or French.


Saint-Maur-des-Fossés is a small city (77,000 people) located at about 15 km South-East of PARIS, separated from the capital by the large Vincennes Forest, and located on the top of a loop formed by the river Marne. The name of the city is inspired from the Chateau of Saint Maur, which was frequently visited by the queen Marie de Medicis in the 16th Century. The school Les Muriers is educating about 500 children in 17 classrooms, aged from 8 to 11 and preparing their access to Middle school. The children's of a classroom of 22 (CM2/ 5th grade) are developing with their teacher, the dream of a direct contact, via ham radio, with an astronaut of the ISS. This year, the children are studying the life in space, working on the comprehension of the Space Station and are participating to science and ham-radio activities organized by the Radio-club station of St-Maur (F6KMX).



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


1.  What is the temperature outside the ISS?


2.  What does the Earth look like from the ISS?


3.  What does the Moon look like from the ISS?


4.  Have you already passed through an asteroid belt?


5.  Are you able to go outside the station, into the space?


6.  What is your speed? Can you feel it?


7.  How do you sleep? Do you have the same sleep pattern than on the earth?


8.  Do the crew members sleep one after the other, or do you sleep all at the 

    same time? 


9.  How do you know if it is morning or night on board?


10. Do you do any sports and physical activities? Do you lose weight?


11. Do you shave every day? If so, how?


12. Do you see any space debris? Can you see evidence of pollution of the 



13. what are your hobbies on the ISS after a day of work? 


14. Are you happy to come back home at the end of your mission? 


15. What is your current mission?


16. Why did you choose to become an astronaut?


17. How do you cook food? What is a typical meal in the ISS?





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


Next planned event(s):


 1.  Missoula Family YMCA, Missoula, MT, direct via W7PX

     Tue, 08Jan2013 16:14 UTC 


 2.  Royal Canadian Air Cadets Newfoundland Cadet Detachment, St. John's, 

     Newfoundland, Canada, direct via  VO1BZM

     Sat, 12Jan2013 14:40 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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