live echolink/irlp iss qso 1750utc mon 16th may 2005
- live echolink/irlp iss qso 1750utc mon 16th may 2005
International Space Station Expedition 11's next ARISS school contact
be with students at Iroquois Middle School, Niskayuna, New York USA
Monday, 16 May 2005. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately
This contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and VK5ZAI
Kingston SE, South Australia, so it should be audible to anyone in
area to people listening in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The
will conduct the conversation in English.
"Niskayuna has enjoyed a rich tradition of middle school education.
Niskayuna School District] middle schools challenge early adolescents
intellectually while offering them the social and emotional support
need to make the transition from the protective environment of the
elementary schools to the more complex world of high school. This is
through team teaching. Teaching teams are usually made up of four
teachers (math, science, English and social studies) who share and
instruct daily the same approximately 110 students."
***Audio should be available for this contact***
Via EchoLink in the following conference rooms:
AMSAT node 101377
EDU_NET node 77992
See EchoLink notes below
Via IRLP Reflector REF9010 starting at 07:40 UTC
See IRLP notes below
Via the internet:
CONFERENCE NUMBER: 7032958
PASSCODE: SPACE STATIO
Students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. Is it hard to transition to no-gravity and other different
2. What is the major goal of floating up in space?
3. Is it sad that you have to be away from your family for a long
4. If you are sleeping, do the beds float?
5. What type of experiments are you collecting in Space?
6. How long do you have to train to go into Space?
7. How does the robotic arm function with zero gravity?
8. How do you get oxygen if there is no oxygen in outer space?
9. What part do you play in the mission?
10. What kind of food do you eat?
11. Is it true that there is a plan to settle on Mars?
12. What is the mission up on the Space Station?
13. I heard the Great Barrier Reef is the only living thing on Earth
can see from space; Is this true?
14. Regarding the space walks and all the training that goes into
professional, what about basic procedures for common mistakes made up
15. What is it like to have everything floating around?
16. Have you ever walked outside the space station; and if you did,
17. If something goes wrong, do you have an escape plan; and what is
18. How long do you have to train to go into space?
19. What type of computer and camera do you use in space?
20. How do you make contact with earth?
21. What part do you play in the mission?
22. What experiments are you working on?
23. Are there planets that we haven't discovered?
Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS will be turned off
the beginning of the contact. It will be returned to service as
ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the
participating space agencies, NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES,
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-
the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities
first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize
youngsters' interest in science, technology, and learning. Further
information on the ARISS programme is available on the website
http://www.rac.ca/ariss (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of
Canada). Information about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be
All future ARISS/IRLP distributed contacts will be hosted by the 9010
"Discovery" Reflector and be fed to its main channel (DTMF entry
addition because of increased bandwidth that is avaliable to 9010
pre-registration is no longer required!
Simply join the reflector with the assigned DTMF input. Please ensure
the connecting Node has its "timeout" timer disabled. This will allow
Node to remain connected to the Reflector for the duration of the
Please contact Wayne Harasimovitch at ve1wph@... regarding any
questions. Thank you for your interest in this ARISS/IRLP
The contact between the ISS and school lasts for about 15 minutes +/-
During this contact, we appreciate everyone's patience and
We must mute everyone except Dieter, KX4Y to avoid inadvertent,
interfering transmissions into the conference room. Thanks for your
understanding and cooperation.
Thank you & 73,
Scott H. Stevens / N3ASA
ARISS Team Member
Send comments or questions to: Scott H. Stevens - N3ASA