[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Christ the King School, Adelaide, South Australia

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Mon Mar 18 21:04:11 PDT 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Christ the King School, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia on 20 Mar. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 07:15 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.


Established by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, Christ the King School, Warradale, is a small, Reception to Year 5 Catholic parish school within the Brighton Parish in Adelaide. The school has approximately 190 students across 7 classes. In the Catholic tradition, we seek to provide a comprehensive Catholic education to children in a caring, faith community.





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


1.   How do you keep yourselves entertained when you are not working? Do you 

     have free time?

2.   How do you go to the toilet when there is no gravity? Do you have a 

     normal toilet that flushes?

3.   What do you actually do up there? What is your job?

4.   Are there every day things we do on Earth, that you need to do 

     differently in space?

5.   How long does it take to reach space and go into orbit from the launch 


6.   How do you eat your food and what types of food do you get to eat?

7.   Do you have video consoles to play and if so, what are your favourite 


8.   How do you get in and out of the Space Station?

9.   Is the Space Station more like a house or a plane? Do you have much 


10.  What are some of the side effects on your body and mind from being in 

     space for a long time?

11.  How do you stay healthy in space? Do you eat lots of healthy food and do 


12.  When did you become an astronaut and why?

13.  How long do spend up in space at any one time?

14.  Do you have 'night and day' on the space station? How does this affect 

     your sleep?

15.  Has your experience in space given you an awe inspiring feeling of being 

     part of a much bigger picture? 



Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be obtained by subscribing to the SAREX mail list. To subscribe, go to http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/tools/maillist/ and choose "How to Subscribe". 


Next planned event(s):

   1. Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, Austin, TX, telebridge   

      via VK6MJ

      Wed, 20Mar2013, 14:20 UTC 


   2. UA Huntsville Space Hardware Club, Huntsville, AL, direct via K4UAH

      Thu, 21Mar2013, 15:50 UTC 


   3. Thornton Middle School, Katy, TX, direct via KF5NZD 

      Mon, 25Mar2013, 15:39 UTC 


   4. Des Cardinaux School, Sainte-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada, telebridge 

      via K6DUE

      Tue, 26Mar2013 13:13 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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