[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Pima County 4H/Vail Vaquero's 4H Club Tucson, AZ

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Tue Jul 14 00:07:04 UTC 2015

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Pima County 4H/Vail Vaquero's 4H Club Tucson, AZ on 15 July. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 18:01 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 RSØISS/OR4ISS and W7LB. The contact should be audible over portions of the western 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.



The Vail Vaquero's 4H Club is a local 4H Club in Pima County, Arizona. Pima County 4-H is just one out of over 3,000 county 4H Clubs nationwide that work with youth, aged 5 to 18, preparing them to make a positive impact in their communities and their world. The STEM based programs offered provide leadership that engages the youth to impact their communities.


4-H reaches every corner of our nation - from urban neighborhoods to suburban school yards even to rural farming communities. 4-H has a network of more than 6 million youth, 540,000 volunteers, 3,500 professionals and more than 60 million alumni! 4-H has helped to shape our youth to move this great country forward in ways that no other youth program can with programs designed to shape future leaders and innovators. 4-H'ers engage in hands on learning activities in areas of science, citizenship and healthy living. 


The Vail Vaquero's 4H Club is the first 4H Ham Radio Project in the State of Arizona. There are currently six members registered in the Ham Radio Project - half of which serve in leadership roles. All six will be asking questions.


Vail Vaquero's also offers Robotics and Rocketry Projects. One of the Robotics and Rocketry members will be participating in the questioning portion of the event. 



1.  What would you do if you damaged your space suit while you are out in the 


2.  How do you dispose of human waste?

3.  What subjects did you have to study to become an astronaut?

4.  Is the makeup of the air in the ISS similar in proportions to that on 

    Earth? If different how does it affect you?

5.  How does a fire start in a spacecraft?

6.  Is it hard to work without gravity?

7.  What is your biggest challenge relating to zero gravity? 

8.  What was the hardest part of space training for you?

9.  How do you get air on the ISS?

10.  Did you ever dream of being an astronaut?

11.  Since there are people from different countries on the ISS, what is the 

     language spoken on the Station and what kind of food do you eat?

12.  Why is the ISS called a space station, when it is actually in low-earth 


13.  What is the effect of zero gravity on the human body, if the muscles 

     weaken, does it affect the internal muscles, like the heart and lungs?

14.  How often do you go outside of the space station and what precautions do 

     you take?

15.  What do you do if space junk damages part of your station?

16.  I've tried "astronaut" ice cream and I didn't really like it. Do you get 

     used to the food?

17.  What is the hardest thing to adjust to in space?

18.  What is your favorite non-essential "comfort" item in the space station?








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Next planned event(s):


      1.  Moon Day/Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas, TX, telebridge via 

          W6SRJ. The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS/OR4ISS 

                  The scheduled astronaut is Mikhail Korniyenko RN3BF 

                  Contact is a go for: Sat, 18July2015, 16:55 UTC  


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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