[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Wed Feb 6 19:31:42 PST 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON on 08 Feb. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 20:07 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between OR4ISS and IK1SLD. The contact should be audible over Italy 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.


The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is recognized as one of the world's foremost pediatric health-care institutions and is Canada's leading centre dedicated to advancing children's health through the integration of patient care, research and education. Founded in 1875 and affiliated with the University of Toronto, SickKids is one of Canada's most research-intensive hospitals and has generated discoveries that have helped children globally.  Its mission is to provide the best in complex and specialized family-centered care; pioneer scientific and clinical advancements; share expertise; foster an academic environment that nurtures health-care professionals; and champion an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health system.  SickKids is proud of its vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.T 



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


1.  What inspired you to become a Astronaut?

2.  Is the Food in space much better than the Hospital food down here?

3.  Have you seen or witnessed anything in space that could possibly indicate 

    other life forms?

4.  Describe what is it like to see such a Beautiful Site from up there?

5.  Do you have something like our therapeutic clown, A. Leboo, on space 


6.  Is it true you recycle your pee in space?

7.  What effect does the Sun have on Space Station?

8.  What's it like sleeping in space?

9.  What kind of things do you do on space station?

10. How long are you there and how long can you stay? 

11. Describe what it is like up there?

12. Would like to know if and when it gets dark?

13. What kind of music do they play up there?  Who gets to choose what they 

    listen to?

14. How do you go to the washroom?

15. How do the astronauts go out into space from inside the spaceship?




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


Next planned event(s):


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

      Sat, 09Feb2013 09:57 UTC 


  2.  Breadalbane Academy, Aberfeldy, United Kingdom, telebridge via  W6SRJ 

      Tue, 12Feb2013 09:22 UTC 


  3.  Chief Peguis Jr. High, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, telebridge via 


      Wed, 13Feb2013 19:47 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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