[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Oshkosh Air Venture Air Show, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Mon Jul 29 20:40:42 PDT 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Oshkosh Air Venture Air Show, Oshkosh, Wisconsin on 01 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 17:01 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and AH6NM. The contact should be audible over Hawaii 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.



With 500,000 visitors to EAA's AirVenture each year and a student membership of more than 20,000, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is a gateway to aerospace for many young people.  The young people who will be present for the contact with the space station are very diverse and reflect the range of people who are active in our organization.  This includes a large group of 125 young women and their mentors as part of WomenSoar, where young women can find amazing opportunities with aerospace.  We will also have groups from aviation high schools from Florida and California participating in the ham radio contact with the ISS crew.   And finally there are additional attendees of all ages who will listen and participate with great interest.  The EAA believes that inspiring the next generation is work worth doing.  We believe in working to grow interest by sharing compelling, real life stories of people who have found rewarding careers and lifestyles through Aerospace.  We hope to grow participation in aviation and space and all of its related areas through this once in a lifetime opportunity to talk with astronauts in space and the folks we will have with us on the ground.  The ARISS contact will be one amazing way to help these outstanding students reach that goal.



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


1.  What was the most valuable piece of advice you received from another 

    astronaut about going into space?

2.  What contributions to society do you feel you are making with the work 

    you are doing on the space station?

3.  What was your favorite thing that came up with the last Progress re-

    supply? (or When Progress shows up what are you looking forward to?)

4.  What has been your most interesting experiment you have worked on in 


5.  What sort of communication barriers are there with the diverse crew?  How 

    do you get past them?

6.  What sort of leisure activities are being done on the ISS with the 

    current occupants?  Is anyone 

    playing the guitar Chris Hadfield made famous?

7.  Do solar flares have any effect on the space station power?  What do you 

    do to avoid problems?

8.  Have there been any mishaps or accidents while you have been in space?

9.  What will be accomplished by using the international space station?

10. Besides missing family and friends, what has been the biggest adjustment 

    to being in space?

11. When you look at Earth, what details are you able to make out?

12. What personal items did you bring with you to the space station?

13. How often do you have contact with people other than Mission Control?

14. Do you have an internet connection?

15. How often does the space station have to adjust it's orbit, and what 

    reasons does it have to adjust?

16. How long did it take you to feel comfortable moving around in 


17. Do you have any personal experiments you are conducting - if so, what are 


18. How do you cut your hair or shave without hair going everywhere?

19. How do you clean your clothes, and how often do you have to do it?

20. What are you looking forward to upon your return to earth?







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 Next planned event(s):


   1. Space Jam 7 at the Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum, Rantoul, IL, 

      telebridge via LU8YY

      Sat, 2013-08-03  20:46 UTC 


   2. Epet Nº 2, Gral. Pico, Argentina, telebridge  via LU8YY

      Tue, 2013-08-06 11:48 UTC 


   3. Ecole Primaire Pasteur, Fleurance, France, telebridge via  LU1CGB 

      Wed, 2013-08-07 11:01 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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