[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Centro Educativo Nº 9 Dr. Juan Llerena, Villa Mercedes, Argentina

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Sun Aug 11 12:21:38 PDT 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Centro Educativo Nº 9 Dr. Juan Llerena, Villa Mercedes, Argentina on 14 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 16:42 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and LU8YY/Q. The contact should be audible over Argentina and adjacent areas. 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 Nº 9 Dr. Juan Llerena is a school located in a centric place of the city of Villa Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Argentina. Was founded August 2nd 1894 and created by Law of Budget 3,064 of the 5 of January of 1894. This institution given is a complete Education Center implies that teaches all 3 levels of the obligatory education.


The personnel of the establishment is approximately 240 agents (Directive - Educational - Educational Aids - Administrative and Support). This government provincial school behaves as a center of education fulfilling three levels: Initial, Primary, Secondary and operating in two shifts: morning secondary, afternoon initial and primary level. School register 175 students on Initial Level yearly, a total of 578 children attend the different Primary Level degrees and 808 attend the Secondary Level.  All three levels amounts 1.561 daily attending students.



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


1.   Why the space suit of astronauts is white?

2.   How much time can an astronaut stay out of the ISS?

3.   What it feels like when the spacecraft leaves Earth?

4.   Why is it important to do physical activity during the mission?

5.   Do you a particular physical activity in space?

6.   Each astronaut has a specific task in a mission?

7.   What is the purpose of your mission on the ISS? 

8.   Do you listen noises in the space? 

9.   Do you think that in a near future the people will be able to live in a 

     space station ?

10.  One day in space is measured in the same way as on the earth?

11.  Is it possible that the space station finds a meteorite ?

12.  In the absence of gravity, how it reacts the body and mind of an 


13.  How do you distinguish the day of the night on the ISS?

14.  in case of illness, what kind of assistance do they receive?

15.  Can you cultivate plants in space? 

16.  At what speed the ship travels even when the astronauts are in space?

17.  How is our planet seen from the space?

18.  What are the used clothes inside the ISS?

19.  How much fuel is used to a "Soyuz" to get onto the ISS?

20.  What is the most important experience of your career as an astronaut?





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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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