[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY

David H Jordan aa4kndhj at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 20:53:16 PDT 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with
participants at Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY on 04 Nov. The
event is scheduled to begin at approximately 14:24 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.

The Cradle of Aviation Museum, (CAM) located in Garden City; New York was
opened in 2002 and is one of the premier aerospace museums in the nation.
The mission of the museum is to inspire future generations with the spirit
of discovery through the exploration of air and space technologies, to
encourage students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering,
and math (STEM) while heightening the public’s awareness, understanding,
and appreciation and preservation of Long Island’s role in the history and
development of aviation and space technology.

Our museum is home to the first magnet academy to open on Long Island.
Opened in 2008, The Magnet Academy at the Cradle of Aviation has provided
selected underserved high school students from several local districts who
are interested in mathematics and science the unique opportunity to develop
academic success through exposure to an accelerated curriculum that
includes a "physics-first" science model (freshman students), mathematics,
robotics, aeronautics, astronomy, and history.

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

 1.  Can you describe what it was like the first time you encountered

     microgravity in space? How difficult was it to adapt to the

     environment on the ISS?

 2.  Was there anything that your training did not prepare you for on your

     mission? Were there any unexpected surprises once you arrived on the


 3.  What was your training like for this mission? How different was it

     the reality on the ISS?

 4.  What sort of exercises do you do in order to stay healthy?

 5.  Do you expect your stay in space to affect your health once you return

     to Earth?

 6.  Have you noticed any physical changes as you spend more time on the

 7.  What is the most difficult part of your job on board the ISS? What is

     the most fun?

 8.  Have you been out of the ISS for an EVA? How difficult is working

     outside in a space suit?

 9.  How do you spend your time when you are not working on your mission?


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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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