[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Scout Canada Jamboree, Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sun Jul 7 14:28:20 PDT 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Scout Canada Jamboree, Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada on 08 July. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 16:31 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and VK5ZAI. The contact should be audible over portions of Australia. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.



CJ'13 is a gathering of up to 6500 youth, leaders and volunteers in Sylvan Lake, Alberta from July 6-13.  This is the largest gathering of scouts in Canada.  CJ'13 will bring people from across the country and around the world together for the ultimate scouting experience.  Scouts will share friendship and adventure while experiencing personal development that only a jamboree experience can bring.  Scouts will hike near glaciers, dig for bones, learn about the challenges of space exploration, raid a castle, and dive for buried treasure.  The week promises to be one scouts will never forget!



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


1.  How do you know where to land on Earth when you're coming back from 


2.  How do you go to the bathroom in microgravity?

3.  How do you drink water in space and what would happen if some escaped?

4.  Are you ever scared during takeoff or landing?

5.  What happens if you vomit in space and does it ever happen?

6.  How do you spend time during the day and do you get free time?

7.  What do you do for entertainment?

8.  How do you get your food?

9.  Is it easier on your body to go out into space or re-entering the Earth's 


10. Do you ever float around while you are sleeping and hit your head on the 


11. What if you run out of fuel on the station?

12. What kind of precautions are taken if the station is severely damaged in 


13. Do you ever get tired in space?

14. Have you ever camped and looked up at the night sky knowing that one day 

    you would be up there?

15. What scouting skills would be beneficial up in space?

16. What scouts or role models taught you through skills or self-discovery 

    that helped you achieve your goals as an astronaut?

17. What is the most mid-blowing part of being in space?

18. What advice do you have for young scouters looking to one day earn a spot 

    on the ISS?

19. What do you miss most about Earth?

20. When did you know you wanted to be an astronaut?





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Next planned event(s):


   1. Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu', Rome, State of Vatican City,  

      direct via HV2VO

      Wed, 10July2013, 12:36 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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