jeudi 14 avril 2016

ARISS USA Washington Saturday April 16, 2016

ARISS contact planned for Engineering Festival, Washington, D.C

An International Space Station school radio contact has been planned for Timothy Peake KG5BVI with participants at Engineering Festival, Washington, D.C, Saturday April 16, 2016. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 18:19 UTC. The amateur radio contact will be a telebridge operated by IK1SLD in northern Italy. The contact should be audible over most of Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen in on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.

Presentation:
Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s vision is ambitious: to assure success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate high school prepared for their future. For 155 years, BGCA’s proven track record of changing and saving kids’ lives has been woven into the fabric of what makes our nation great. Today, some 4,200 Clubs serve nearly 4 million kids in nearly every congressional district – from rural communities to urban neighborhoods, from public schools to public housing units, on nearly 500 U.S. military installations, and throughout our country’s Native lands. We are redefining the opportunity equation for kids across our country. We are preparing Globally Competitive Graduates through our Great Futures Campaign STEM strategy.

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

1. Allen: What inspired you to become an astronaut?
2. Hailey: What kind of training did you receive to become an astronaut? What were the hardest parts of it?
3. Angela: What do you do in space when you are not working?
4. Sammy: How is sleeping in space different than sleeping in your bed? I read that you have to be strapped into your bunk during missions.
5. Joseph:  When you get off a boat, sometimes your legs are really wobbly, does this happen when you come home from space? Do you have to readjust to the heaviness of gravity?
6. Zuriel:  On Earth, we get regular check-ups to make sure we are healthy and fit for school or athletics. In space, do you monitor your health, like blood pressure? If so, are the machines that are used altered in any way for space flight?
7. Allen:  We saw online that some of you are conducting research on headaches in space. Are headaches worse in space? Do people get more of them?
8. Hailey:  Do you use 3D printing in space? We have heard that you can print parts to repair things that break.
9. Angela:  Do things go wrong on the Space Station? What do you do to prevent that from happening?
10. Sammy: How does new technology modernize today's space flight in comparison to early explorations? Does it change how data is collected, or allow for better quality photographs?
11. Joseph:  How would you compare communication with your family compared to how Apollo astronauts communicated with their families? How has technology changed it?
12. Zuriel:  What are some of the problems or challenges with space? travel for someone who is not physically fit? How does NASA ensure you are ready to go into space?
13. Allen:  We have teams to work on our robots, solar cars, and other projects. How is being on the ISS like being on a team?
14. Hailey:  Do the astronauts ever get mad at each other?
15. Angela:  We love Space Movies! Which movies are most accurate? What parts are totally unrealistic in most movies?
16. Sammy:  How long does it take to get to Mars and do you think there will be anyone living there, like astronauts or scientists, in our lifetime?
17. Joseph:  What was the scariest thing that has happened to you while on the Space Station or while blasting off?
18. Zuriel:  While flying over Washington DC, can you see any of the monuments?
19. Allen:  When do you think the general public will be able to take a space trip? How soon do you think it might be a normal thing to do?
20. Hailey:  What are some of your concerns for having untrained people fly into space?
21. Angela:  Have you seen anything that makes you think there might be space aliens?
22. Sammy:  How many days of supplies do you always keep in reserve?
23. Joseph:  If there were a one way mission to Mars, would you try to be on that crew?
24. Zuriel:  What did you do as a kid that helped you prepare to be an astronaut? Anything that you now can see was essential?

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.

73,

Gaston Bertels – ON4WF
ARISS mentor
Source directe :  ON4WF ARISS
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