[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Yokosuka Elementary School, Tokai, Japan

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Wed Feb 6 19:58:52 PST 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Yokosuka Elementary School, Tokai, Japan on 09 Feb. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:57 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8N2TOKAI. The contact should be audible over Japan and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in Japanese.


The Yokosuka Elementary school was established at 1907. Location is the South West of Nagoya City.  We have 933 students. We selected 15 students from them. 


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


1.   Can you see Northern lights from the space station?

2.   What made you decide, to become an astronaut?

3.   How does the sun look like from the space?

4.   Can you see the polar ice from space?

5.   What is the hardest training being an astronaut?

6.   If you need surgery, in space station, What do you do?

7.   What do you want to take to space next time?

8.   Is there a day and night in the space station?

9.   How many times does your spaceship go around the earth in a day?

10.  When you come back to the earth, what do you want to do first?

11.  What's inconvenience in weightlessness?

12.  What is the most interesting examination to become an astronaut?

13.  How does it look like while circling the earth?

14.  Have you ever seen an alien?

15.  How do you sleep in space?



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


Next planned event(s):


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

      Tue, 12Feb2013 09:22 UTC 


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


      Wed, 13Feb2013 19:47 UTC 


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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