[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Sir George Simpson Jr. High, Albert, AB, Canada

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Fri Apr 5 20:31:10 PDT 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Sir George Simpson Jr. High, Albert, AB, Canada on 09 April. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 20:00 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 portions of Italy. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English and French.


Sir George Simpson Public School is a junior high located in St. Albert, Alberta.  Currently, we have approximately 540 students enrolled in a variety of programs.

Our school houses several programs: English, French Immersion, Academic Challenge, Learning Assistance, Opportunity, Knowledge and Employability, and Behaviour Improvement.

While learning in their respective programs, all students are invited to rally around our school motto: "Spirit, Growth, Success" in both thought and action.

Simpson offers many extracurricular activities such as Social Justice, Cheerleading, Art Club and our SABLE high altitude balloon club.




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


1.  Does the absence of gravity aboard the ISS affect intracranial pressure?


2.  Si vous pouviez rapporter un souvenir de l'espace, un objet, qu'est-ce 

    vous souhaiteriez apporter su la Terre?


3.  Do the stars appear brighter from the ISS as compared to Earth and why?


4.  ??? ?? ???????? ???????????? ??????? ? ??????? ???? ??????????


5.  If you could have been anything other than an astronaut, what profession 

    would you have chosen?


6.  Quelle est l'experience la plus difficile que vous avez terminé dans 



7.  What cultural experiences have you shared with your fellow astronauts?


8.  Comment se passe un journee dans l'espace, quelle est votre horaire?


9.  What do you think would be a beneficial addition to the ISS?


10. Je sais sur l'ISS tu vous le soleil se lever et se coucher environ 16 

    fois par jour. Est-ce ea mélange tes habitudes de sommeil?


11. How is Wi-Fi made available on the ISS and where does the signal come 



12. Quand est-ce que tu as appris à jouer la guitare et pourquoi est-ce que t 

    apporté ta guitare en espace?


13. In the event of colonization of Mars how will dairy products be provided?


14. Dans l'espace, est-ce que tu peux voir la pollution? Est-ce qu'il y a un 

    endroit qui est plus pollué que les autres?


15. Would the smell or taste of food be different if it was grown in space?


16. Est-ce que tu peux voir l'Aurores Boréalis?


17. Can you feel jet lagged in space?


18. Est-ce que tu peux voir toutes les planètes dans l'espace?


19. What personal items are you allowed to bring? Is there a maximum mass or 



20. Est-ce que tu vas en dehors de la station spatiale?


21. Is there a difference in the resonance of your guitar or the sustain and 

    sound of the strings in zero G as opposed to Earth?


22. Comment est-ce que l'espace a influence ta vie quotidienne et tes valeurs 

    et croyances?


23. Si tu pouvais prendre quelqu'un avec toi, qui serait-il? Pourquoi?






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Next planned event(s):


  1.  Innalik School, Inukjuak, Nunavut, Canada, telebridge via  IK1SLD

      Fri, 12Apr2013, 17:30 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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