[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Gwalior Glory High School, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Thu Aug 29 20:50:36 PDT 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Gwalior Glory High School, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India on 31 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:22 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between IR0ISS and IK1SLD. The contact should be audible over Italy 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.



Gwalior Glory High School was established in Gwalior in the year 1991. Affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, it has been running successfully over the years and has grown since inception from primary to a full fledged senior secondary school. Its unique curriculum, zest, zeal and an onward driving force have made it possible to attain the highest levels of excellence.


Sprawled over a lush green area of 24 Bighas, the school is imaginatively designed and aesthetically constructed. The school campus is complete in itself, being well equipped with ultra modern facilities to cater to the holistic development of the child.


The school encompasses a wide area in serving the academic and co curricular interests of boys and girls from Playgroup to Class Twelve in an amiable, conducive environment, providing opportunities to develop them into moral, confident, capable and responsible citizens having courage and positive attitude to take up any challenge.




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


1.   How do astronauts breathe?

2.   Is ISS like a house?

3.   How do astronauts bathe?

4.   Can you see cyclones or pollution there?

5.   Do you see sunrise or sunset there?

6.   Can you see a shooting star?

7.   What does it feel like to be in outer space?

8.   How long does your oxygen supply last during an eva?

9.   Do you feel homesick?

10.  How do you cope up with zero gravity?

11.  What do you do when you get sick in space?

12.  How do you go for a shave or a haircut?

13.  What is the cuisine of food that you eat in space?

14.  How doe it feel like to blast off in space?

15.  What do you do for recreation?

16.  Is the space Scary?

17.  Have you kept a souvenir?

18.  How many hours of training you have done at Zero gravity on earth before 

     getting in to the space?

19.  It is _________ time in India what is the time there?

20.  If you could bring only one luxury to space with you what would it be?

21.  Can you see the solar and lunar eclipse there?

22.  What sounds do you hear in your surroundings?






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 Next planned event(s):


    1. Mill Springs Academy, Alpharetta, GA, direct via KK4OVR

       Wed, 04Sept2013, 14:15 UTC 


    2. Duluth Children's Museum, Duluth, MN, direct via WØGKP

       Sat, 07Sept2013, 15:03 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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