[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Ruder Boskovic Technical School, Zagreb, Croatia

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Mon Jun 24 21:23:31 PDT 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Ruder Boskovic Technical School, Zagreb, Croatia on 26 June. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 17:32 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and 9A1A. The contact should be audible over Croatia 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.


Ruder Boskovic Technical School in Zagreb is a secondary school with more then a sixty year tradition. Even since it was founded in 1948, it has been one of the highest rated schools in northwestern part of Croatia,on the present county of Grad Zagreb.  It was named in honour to famous Croatian 18th century mathematician, astronomer, physicist, philosopher and theologian Ruder Boskovic who was born in Dubrovnik. There are 44 classes devided in 4 grades and 4 school educational programs : IT technician, electronics technician, mechatronics technician and optician.  There are approximately 1.100 students aged 15 to 19, and more then 110 professors.


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


1.  How do you get to the ISS? How long does the trip last to get there?

2.  How long does the astronaut training program last? Is it difficult? 

3.  How long do the preparations for launching into the space last?

4.  How long do space missions on the ISS last?

5.  Is it difficult to operate a spacecraft like the ISS?

6.  How do you get enough water and electricity supply in the ISS?

7.  How do you sleep in the ISS and have you got your own beds?

8.  What do you eat and what is your diet like? Is there a diet plan? 

9.  How do you practice personal hygiene?

10. How does your body withstand a long stay on the ISS? 

11. How long does it take to orbit the Earth once?

12. How do you move the ISS when some space garbage is approaching you?

13. How often do you contact your family and in what ways?

14. What kind of medical treatment do you receive when you get sick? 

15. What is the procedure in case of a solar storm?

16. How do you make outdoor repairs on the ISS?

17. What is your favorite free-time activity?

18. What do you miss most in the outer space?

19. What is the most beautiful or inspiring thing you have seen in space? 

20. Would you like to be on the first human spacecraft dispatched to Mars? 

21. What do you do in dangerous situations, for example when bigger  

    meteorites approach the ISS?

22. How do you return to Earth after your mission has finished?

23. Do you ever feel desire to return home? 

24. What is the most difficult thing to get used to when you arrive at the 


25. How long can a human stay in space? 

26. What is the temperature inside and outside the ISS?  

27. Is it difficult to operate such valuable equipment? 

28. Is it difficult to be an astronaut?






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Next planned event(s):


  1. Scuola Secondaria 1° grado "Arturo Toscanini", Capiago  Intimiano, Italy 

     and Scuola Media Massimiliano Kolbe, Vercurago, Lecco, Italy,  Contact 

     is now direct and telebridge via IK1SLD to IZ2WLC to IK1SLD

     Sat, 29June2013, 11:50 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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