[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Innalik School, Inukjuak, Nunavut, Canada

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Fri Apr 5 20:44:58 PDT 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Innalik School, Inukjuak, Nunavut, Canada on 12 April. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 17:30 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, French, and Inuktitut.


Inukjuak is a remote, fly-in Inuit community located on the Hudson Bay in Northern Quebec. Its population is approximately 1 600. The Inuit of Inukjuak still partake in many cultural practices, for example; constructing sleds or harpoons, sewing traditional garments, training dogsled teams, hunting, fishing and berry picking. However, they also have a window into the modern world and are current on fashion trends, popular music, and breakout phenomena like "Gangnam Style". The primary language in the school and in the village is Inuktitut; English and French are secondary languages. 



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


1.  Can you see Inukjuak from space?

2.  What do you eat in space?

3.  Do you get scared in space?

4.  Is the Internet available on the Space Station and does it work as well 

    as in Inukjuak?

5.  How many years do you go to school and train to be an astronaut?

6.  How many comets have you seen, and can you see comets better from space 

    than from Earth?

7.  Can you see all the planets in space?

8.  Have you been to Mars or to the moon?

9.  Croyez-vous dans l'existence des extraterrestres? 

10. Do you draw on the Space Station?

11. Est-ce que les odeurs se propagent plus vite dans l'espace? 

12. Comment est-ce que ton corps est affecté par l'absence de gravité? 

13. Where does your facial hair go when you shave in space?

14. How do you shower in space?

15. Comment-faites-vous pour aller à la toilette? 

16. Qu'est-ce que vous faites avec l'eau usée? 

17. Comment on fait pour dormir dans l'espace? Est-ce qu'on bouge en dormant? 

18. How many experiments are you working on? Which is your favourite one?

19. Did the recent meteor that hit Russia cause any issues for Space Station?

20. What would happen if someone on the ISS was critically injured? Have you 

    ever gotten hurt in space?





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


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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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