[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Tulsa Community College, NE Campus, Tulsa, OK

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Tue Jun 30 04:44:58 UTC 2015

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Tulsa Community College, NE Campus, Tulsa, OK on 01 July. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:46 UTC. It is recommended that you start listening approximately 10 minutes before this time.The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS/RSØISS or RSØISS/OR4ISS and WD5AGO. The contact should be audible over the middle U.S 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.


TCC is Oklahoma's largest community college with more students and more degree earners than any other community college in the state. We offer students a choice of 235 associate degrees and certificate of completion programs of study. TCC students come from every walk of life, and our graduates work in all sectors of business and industry to help build a stronger, more diverse economy.  Four campuses (Metro, NE, SE, and W) serve the Tulsa, Oklahoma area.


If you're passionate about electronics, criminal justice, horticulture, engineering, computer networking, human services, fire emergency services, interpreter education or aviation science, "Northeast" is the campus for you. Located near Tulsa's industrial and aerospace hub, the campus is perfect if you're seeking a career in high-tech business or service-focused careers.  Along with a strong educational curriculum, the campus is home to the Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, offering access to higher education for all segments of the population.


The TCC Electronics club started in the early 1980's on the NE Campus which is where the Electronics and Engineering Technology classes are offered.  Amateur Radio activities were added in 2000 (the year an instructor came on board as the only HAM operator), and we became an "ARRL" affiliated club in 2005.  Now the TCC-ARC station consists of two towers for HF and VHF, along with two EME and Radio Astronomy arrays.  


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



1. Who is the Ship's Commanding Officer and what is his/her primary responsibility on 

    the station? 

2. What is your daily work schedule like, and how many hours of sleep do you get?

3. What is the most exciting project you have worked on from space?

4. What education level did you complete before becoming a crew member on the ISS?

5. What are some things that you go through to be trained to become an astronaut?

6. What is the maximum amount of time recommended to be on the ISS due to lack of 


7. Is it hard to integrate with other crew members that live on board the space station?

8. How do you keep a look out for space debris and how do you respond to avoid a 

    possible collision? 

9. Does each crew member work on the same experiments?

10. Of the current experiments, how many do you expect to complete while you are 

      onboard the International Space Station?

11. What hobby or pass time items are you allowed to take on board the ISS from 


12. What is the most interesting looking country from space? 

13. What is the largest space object that has hit the ISS?

14. What is the future for the International Space Station?

15. Is the station run by military protocol as far as rank and procedure?

16. How do you train to live without gravity?

17. What is running through your mind when you take off?  

18. What would you do if the ISS lost oxygen?

19. How much time is spent socializing with other crew members?

20. Are you allowed to use cell phones from space?







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ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the volunteer support and leadership from AMSAT and IARU societies around the world with the ISS space agencies partners: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA.


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/ 


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN

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