[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Epet Nº 2, Gral. Pico, Argentina

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Mon Aug 5 07:22:36 PDT 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Epet Nº 2, Gral. Pico, Argentina on 06 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:48 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. America. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in Italian.



The Educative center Epet Nº2 is a school located in a centric place of the city of Gral Pico, Province of La Pampa, Argentina.  It was founded September, 19th 1937 and created by the national government of Argentina.


This institution offers a basic range of contents with a duration of three years. After these 3 years, students can select any of the two orientations: tècnico electro mecànico y maestro mayor de obras. Excels of vital importance for the development of the Nation, while honoring his historical background.


The personnel of the establishment is approximately 160 agents (Directive - Educational - Educational Aids - Administrative and Support).  This government provincial school behaves as a center of education fulfilling one level: Secondary and operating in two shifts: morning, afternoon and evening. School registers 600 students.




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


1.  Why have you decided to be an astronaut?

2.  How long have you been an astronaut?

3.  What kind of food do you eat on ISS?

4.  How much time do you sleep on orbit?

5.  How do you shower on ISS?

6.  How many people are there on ISS?

7.  How much time can people live in space?

8.  How many days will remain in space?

9.  It 'hard to move inside the I.S.S. without gravity?

10. What kind of research are you doing on ISS?

11. Do you ever get out of the ISS? What do you do outside?

12. What do you do in your free time?

13. After the space mission, are there any physical or psychological 


14. Do you feel disoriented when you are back home?

15. How far is the spacecraft from the Earth?

16. How long does the trip from the Earth to ISS?

17. Are laborious the work days on the ISS?

18. Can you get illness there?

19. How do you communicate with your family?

20. How do you train to be an astronaut?







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 Next planned event(s):


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

       Wed, 07Aug2013, 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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