[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Colegio Urugua, El Pinar, Uruguay

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Thu Jul 18 09:20:45 PDT 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Colegio Urugua, El Pinar, Uruguay on 20 July. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 19:05 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and LU8YY. The contact should be audible over Argentina and portions of S.A. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in Italian.


Urugua is a college of primary education with the permission of the national 

administration of education and culture (ANEP). It has a total of 200 pupils 

in the schedules of the morning and evening.



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


1.  What motivation led you to become an astronaut?

2.  What are the requirements to be an astronaut?

3.  How do astronauts train?

4.  How does it feel to go from earth to space?

5.  How do they get along with you and have a good relationship?

6.  How does oxygen inside the ISS?

7.  How and where do their physiological needs?

8.  What happen if you throw paint in space?

9.  What do you do in your free time on ISS?

10. Do you have something to entertain in free time on ISS?

11. How does it feel to be part of the ISS crew?

12. When you return to earth, do you have a period of adjustment?

13. How is the communication from ISS to the earth?

14. How does see the earth from space?

15. What is the thing that you miss of the Earth?

16. What are the most significant scientific goals achieved with the ISS 


17. How does it feel to be in space?

18. From space, we can distinguish some human construction?

19. It was possible to demonstrate the existence of extraterrestrial life?

20. What tasks do during the day on the ISS?






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Next planned event(s):


  1.  Scuola Italiana di  Montevideo (SIM), Montevideo, Uruguay,     

      telebridge via VK5ZAI

      Mon, 22July2013, 11:39 UTC 


  2.  Simulation contact  Radioclub of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, direct 

      via ON4CP

      Mon, 22July2013, approximately 18:30-19:30 UTC

      This training session is with  Alexander Gerst KF5ONO.


  3.  Simulation contact Radioclub of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, direct 

      via ON4CP

      Mon, 22July2013, approximately 18:30-19:30 UTC

      This training session is with Reid Wiseman, KF5LKT.


  4.  ESA Space Camp 2013, Radstadt, Austria, telebridge via VK4KHZ

      Wed, 24July2013, 11:44 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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