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International Space Station School Contacts on Oct 5th, 6th 7th

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  • ian abel
    International Space Station School Contacts on Oct 5th, 6th 7th Ham radio ISS school contacts ARISS Contacts on October 5th, 6th and 7th Listen to the contacts
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 4, 2005
      International Space Station School Contacts on Oct 5th, 6th 7th

      Ham radio ISS school contacts
      ARISS Contacts on October 5th, 6th and 7th
      Listen to the contacts 'live' on Echolink join the Amsat
      conference room number 101377
      The International Space Station's Expedition 11 crew may be
      winding down. However, their ARISS school contacts will
      be very active this week with 3 scheduled sessions.

      Each session will be a telebridge conducted in English.
      Sessions will be held on:

      5 October 16:59 UTC -- Princeton High School, Princeton,
      New Jersey
      6 October 15:07 UTC -- Ft Hamilton High School, Brooklyn,
      7 October 13:33 UTC -- Ridgefield Park High School,
      Ridgefield Park, NJ

      Princeton High School, Princeton, New Jersey

      Station NN1SS in Greenbelt, MD will call NA1SS at
      approximately 16:59 UTC.

      "Princeton High School is a nationally recognized high
      school listed frequently in various publications denoting
      outstanding academic achievement. Princeton High School
      students excel in the humanities, the fine arts, and the
      sciences with students performing in Smetana Hall in
      Prague and competing with the US Physics Olympic Team in
      Seoul, South Korea. The student body is a diverse group
      representing a wide range of interests and backgrounds
      within a school community in which 17% of our students
      claim one of 38 languages other than English as their
      first language."

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

      1. Are the shapes of the continents as defined as they
      appear on maps and globes?
      2. How much less time will pass in the ISS than on Earth,
      due to relativity?
      3. If it weren't for family and friends, would you want to
      return to Earth?
      4. What are the day-to-day jobs of the space station?
      5. How do you sleep?
      6. What is the worst situation you've encountered in
      7. What luxury do you miss the most?
      8. How fast did you travel to exit the earth's atmosphere?
      9. How would you describe space when you look outward? If
      you space walked, what went through your mind the first
      time the airlock opened and you saw space?
      10. What does weather look like from space? For instance,
      could Hurricane Katrina be seen moving?
      11. Can you really see landmarks such as the Great Wall of
      China from space?
      12. How often do people get space sickness in the ISS?
      13. When you come back, what will you miss most?
      14. How much of the day is left to yourself and for
      15. How much bone and muscle mass will you have lost
      through out your trip? How would it be if you went to Mars
      for 3 months?
      16. What is good or the best on the menu?
      17. When were you first interested in space travel?
      18. What about space intrigues you and that you do not
      understand? What have you been able to learn in your
      travels as of yet?
      19. My brother wants to be an astronaut. What advise can
      you give him?
      20. How does your body feel in low gravity? Can you feel
      the effect? Is it like floating?

      Ft Hamilton High School, Brooklyn, NY

      Station VK5ZAI in Kingston SE, South Australia will call
      NA1SS at approximately 15:07 UTC.

      "Fort Hamilton High School is large urban public school of
      5000 students in a suburban setting of Bay Ridge,
      Brooklyn. Our school reflects the ethnic diversity of New
      York City. We have strong academic programs geared towards college
      preparation, with
      advanced placement and honors classes in all disciplines. Our
      communication with will
      benefit our student population, especially the astronomy classes."

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

      1. What motivated you to go into space?
      2. Did your journey so far fulfill your expectations? Why
      or why not?
      3. How long did you have to train to prepare for your
      space flight? What was the most difficult part of your
      4. How is the training you received actually different
      than traveling into space?
      5. How long will you stay at ISS? What type of work will
      you be involved with?
      6. If you could change one thing about your space mission,
      what would it be?
      7. Besides your family and home, what do you miss the most
      about Earth?
      8. How do you spend your free time at the ISS?
      9. Do astronauts have to do daily exercises and what type?
      10. How long does it take to reach the ISS? How fast is
      the shuttle moving after you leave the atmosphere?
      11. How are basic life functions like sleeping and
      digestion affected by the zero-gravity environment at ISS?
      12. How are medical problems such as illness or breaking a
      bone dealt with in space?
      13. How would you fight a fire in a zero gravity
      14. Are there any plants or animals on the ISS being
      experimented on? What type of experiments?
      15. Is the supply of oxygen on the ISS constantly being
      supplied or is there a machine that produces it?
      16. How do you prepare for a space walk? and what special
      precautions have to be taken?
      17. Does cosmic radiation affect you during your time in
      18. Do you believe in the existence of other intelligent
      life forms in the universe?
      19. What do you eat at the ISS? and How?
      20. How many astronauts fit in the ISS?

      Ridgefield Park High School, Ridgefield Park, NJ

      Station ZS6BTD in Parklands, South Africa will call NA1SS
      at approximately 13:33 UTC.

      "Ridgefield Park Junior-Senior High School is a 7-12
      school of approximately 1,100 students located in
      Southeast of Bergen County. The school is a receiving
      district for 9-12 grade students from Little Ferry, a
      community that borders south west of Ridgefield Park, just
      across the Hackensack River."

      "The school has a proud history that includes some rather
      famous graduates. Among them Ozzie Nelson of Ozzie &
      Harriet fame and Bud Lewis, the copilot of the Anola Gay
      which dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which
      signaled the end of World War II. It is also the proud alma
      mater of Greg Olsen."

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

      1. I have read that you plan to use your company's
      miniaturized infrared imager to observe Earth's atmosphere
      and agricultural crops on this trip. What do you plan to
      do with this information and how do you foresee it will
      help us in the future?
      2. Why are you turning the infrared camera toward space,
      and what do you hope to accomplish?
      3. What new products do you foresee as the result of the
      experiments conducted on this mission?
      4. Sapna and I won a national chemistry competition based
      on our ideas for the development of a transdermal nutrient
      patch. Is anything like this currently being used in the
      space program or do you foresee its use in the future?
      5. I understand that there are three biological
      experiments for the European Space Agency. Could you
      please briefly describe them?
      6. Can you explain the scientific significance of the
      experiment on crystal growth in space?
      7. Could you explain the significance of the experiments
      that will test small free-flying satellites, as part of a
      project called SPHERES?
      8. Why is space such a good place to conduct experiments
      in cell research?
      9. Which of the jobs that you performed on board did you
      like the most and why?
      10. Please describe any geographical or man-made features
      on the Earth that you can see from space.
      11. Have you seen any storms like hurricanes or tornadoes
      from space? What do they look like?
      12. What type of problems have you encountered in the
      space station and how have you solved them?
      13. What is the role of Expedition 12?
      14. Dr. Olsen, why would a very successful business man
      and entrepreneur like you want to travel into space?
      15. How will this opportunity to experiment in space
      benefit others (adults, children)?
      16. How different do such celestial bodies as the sun, the
      moon, and any of the planets look from space as compared
      to how they look from Earth?
      17. What would have happened if anyone had gotten
      seriously sick during the trip?
      18. Was all your training in English or did you have to
      learn Russian to be involved in the program?
      19. Do you see yourself as being involved in the U.S.A.
      space program someday?
      20.What are your plans when you return from this Russian

      As always, the ISS will be audible to anyone listening in
      on the 145.80 MHz downlink. Please note, since these are
      telebridges the ground stations will NOT be near the
      school that is contacting the ISS.

      Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS will be
      turned off prior to the beginning of the contact. It will
      be returned to service as quickly as possible.

      Upcoming ARISS events can be found at
      The next scheduled event is with students at Princeton High
      School, Princeton, New Jersey on Wednesday, 5 October 2005 at 16:58

      ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the
      space agencies, NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, 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-board the International Space

      Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio
      and crewmembers on
      ISS can energize youngsters' interest in science, technology, and

      Further information on the ARISS programme is available on the
      http://www.rac.ca/ariss (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of
      Canada). Information
      about the next
      scheduled ARISS contact can be found at

      73 Ian G3ZHI

      http://www.qsl.net/g3zhi - many ham radio links


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