[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Corpus Christi Catholic School, Chambersburg, PA

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Fri Oct 2 18:18:08 UTC 2015

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Corpus Christi Catholic School, Chambersburg, PA

on 06 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 16:29 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 NA1SS and LU1CGB. The contact should be audible over Argentina 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.



Corpus Christi Catholic School is a K - 8 Roman Catholic Elementary School, located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. With an enrollment of 215 students and 17 full-time and 3 part-time faculty members, Corpus Christi School is committed to the pursuit of excellence in Catholic education.  The school strives to be on the cutting edge of technology with Smartboards in every classroom, two computer labs, iPads, and Chromebooks.  Students in the primary grades participate in weekly swim lessons at the local YMCA.  Intermediate grades place a strong emphasis on STEM related concepts and careers.  Grades four through eight have background knowledge of NASA starting with Gemini and continuing onto Mars.  In 2013, three teachers were selected to be on the Reduced Gravity Flight through NASA Explorer Schools.  This experience increased the entire students' awareness of space flight and experiments being conducted in microgravity on the International Space Station. Middle school students are able to expand their curriculum by traveling to major cities such as Pittsburgh, Washington DC, and Williamsburg, VA.  Scores on standardized tests are above the national average. School pride runs deep with the students, faculty, staff and parents.    



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


1.  Name one way you are affected by being in space.

2.  Name one thing you will miss when you leave space.

3.  What has been your scariest moment in space?

4.  How do you tell the difference between day and night?

5.  What do you do in your free time?

6.  How do you take a shower in space?

7.  Does food taste the same in space as it does on Earth?

8.  What kind of exercise equipment do you use?

9.  What are your thoughts on privately owned space companies transporting 

    people into space?

10.  Name one experiment that you are currently working on that affects 

     humans on earth.

11.  What part of your daily life in space do you like the most?

12.  Do you feel being aboard the ISS has improved your knowledge and 

     character because you have explored farther than most people and you 

     aren't distracted by the world?

13.  What is your favorite spot on Earth to look at from space?

14.  Name one object from earth you wish you had in space.

15.  Have you seen an asteroid or other space object pass by the ISS?

16.  Do they use robots in space?

17.  What made you want to be an astronaut?

18.  What is your favorite food to eat in space?

19.  Can you see pollution from space?

20.  Have you ever experienced something on the ISS that you were not 


21.  What is the first thing you think of when you look out the window and 

     see Earth?

22.  Are there any lifestyles that you had to give up while living on the 


23.  Do you have any fears living on the space station?

24.  Does your sleep and wake time get affected in space?







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Next planned event(s):


  1. Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Tun Dr Ismail (1), Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia, 

     direct via 9M2RPN.The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS

     The scheduled astronaut is Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS 

     Contact is a go  for: Fri 09Oct2015,  08:00:04 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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