[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Ilan Ramon Foundation, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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Fri Feb 1 07:09:48 PST 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Ilan Ramon Foundation, Weizmann Institute of Science,  Rehovot, Israel on Feb 3. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:01 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and K6DUE. The contact should be audible over the east coast of the U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.


On Feb 3, students of Leyada-The Hebrew University Secondary School in Israel will participate in an ARISS contact with Astronaut Chris Hadfield. This event is a complement to the variety of events held annually in memory of Ilan Ramon, Israel's first astronaut. Among the students participating in the event are the winners of the Space Olympics hosted by the Ilan Ramon Foundation. For the competition the students have been working for the past 3 months on plans for the construction of a space platform designated for satellite repair (as the main goal) and a guest house in space (as a secondary goal). Approximately 200 students will be in attendance of the event.



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


1.  How do you distinguish between day and night in the space station? 

2.  Does the fact that there are no "up" and "down" directions effect you in 

    any way?

3.  How and when do you use the robotic arm?

4.  Where do you sleep better, on Earth or in the space station?

5.  What do you feel during the launching of the Soyuz?

6.  In future development, is there an intention to grow plants using 

    artificial gravity?

7.  What scientific research is done in the station?

8.  What is an astronaut's daily schedule in the station?

9.  How is an illness treated in the station?

10. What preparations and training must an astronaut go through before being 

    sent to space? 

11. What do you eat in the station? What do you think of the food?

12. Is it possible to light a match in space, if so how?

13. When sleeping on the ISS, does CO2 gather around an astronaut's face? If     

    so, how do you deal with this problem?

14. How does it feel to do a spacewalk?

15. What do you do in a case of a solar storm?

16. How do you deal with boredom and extra time you have?

17. What mission are you currently working on in the station?

18. How do you deal with homesickness?

19. How do you shower and brush your teeth?

20. How do work shifts function?



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


Next planned event(s):

   1.  The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, telebridge via IK1SLD 

       Fri, 8Feb2012 20:07 UTC


   2.  Yokosuka Elementary School, Tokai, Japan, direct via 8N2TOKAI

       Sat 9Feb2013 09:57 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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