[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Albert Park College, Albert Park, Victoria, Australia

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Sat Jul 18 17:49:33 UTC 2015

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Albert Park College, Albert Park, Victoria, Australia

on 20 July. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:40 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 a telebridge between RSØISS/OR4ISS and W6SRJ. The contact should be audible over the west coast of the U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.



Albert Park College is located in one of Melbourne's most prestigious locations. Nestled in the heart of Albert Park the school offers state of the art facilities designed and developed by award winning architects Woods Bagot.

Cutting edge architecture, combined with highly motivated staff ensure that we deliver high quality educational outcomes to the families of the City of Port Phillip.

Families of the new Albert Park College have high expectations and we are driven by our commitment to deliver the best possible outcomes for the students in our community.



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


1.  In terms of becoming an astronaut what degrees do you have that qualify 

    you to become astronauts and what is the training process involved?

2.  Do you lose perception of time, witnessing multiple sunrises a day?

3.  What happens when a person gets sick and you run out of supplies to get 

    that person feeling better?

4.  What is a typical day's schedule for you?

5.  Have you seen space junk? How bad is the problem?

6.  What is the ambient internal temperature at the ISS considering the 

    astronauts come from different parts of the world?

7.  What research are you doing up there that can't be done down here?

8.  What happens when you get re-exposed to gravity?

9.  Will you apply to be a part of the Mars 1 mission?

10. What is your opinion on future space travel for the rest of humanity, and 

    how does your work correlate with this possibility?

11.  Do you get to know the other astronauts really well in the extreme of 


12.  What is the most fascinating part of the earth from space?

13.  What type of network connection is used in the space station and how 

     reliable is the connection? 

14.  How do you stay fit and in good physical condition in places with low 


15.  What man-made things can you see from space?

16.  What type of contact do you have with the family and friends back home?

17.  What do you miss most about gravity?

18.  What are the dangers involved in returning to Earth?

19.  If you could do your life all over again, would you choose to be an 

     astronaut? Why/why not?

20.  What kind of technologies do you use to aid with your research which are 

     not commercially available? 




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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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