[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Breadalbane Academy, Aberfeldy, United Kingdom

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sun Feb 10 20:25:57 PST 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Breadalbane Academy, Aberfeldy, United Kingdom

on 12 Feb. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 22:57 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and W6SRJ. The contact should be audible over the west 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.



Breadalbane Academy is a rural school serving Highland Perthshire in the heart of Scotland.  We have around 700 pupils coming from Aberfeldy, Pitlochry, Rannoch and Dunkeld. We are very interested in all aspects of the space programme and today have people asking questions from the primary school and from the secondary school asking about science, fashion and textiles, physical education and psychology.  We are gratefully that you are willing to speak to us.



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


1.  What has surprised you most about being in space?

2.  In a popular T.V. advert, we see that only 1 in 13 million people get to 

    be an astronaut. How were you selected and what was the selection process 


3.  How do astronauts go to the shower and to the toilet?

4.  I was wondering if you believe there is life on other planets?

5.  What keeps the space station orbiting around the earth?

6.  I want to know what you get to eat in space and if you like it?

7.  If you could change one thing about your space suit what would it be?

8.  Does your space suit start to smell ?or do you have 2 one to wear and one 

    to wash?"

9.  Astronauts have to be in peak physical condition. How do you keep fit on 

    the space station and in zero gravity?

10. I was wondering what you do all day up in the space station?

11. Have you ever been outside the space station and if so what was it like?

12. I was wondering what science experiments you are doing on the space 


13. I was wondering how food and supplies are sent up to you?

14. Being in zero gravity looks cool on the films.  What is it really like?

15. I was wondering what it is like to look back at the world from space?

16. I wanted to know what the most amazing thing about being an astronaut is?



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


Next planned event(s):

   1.  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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