ARISS contact planned for Engineering Festival, Washington, D.C
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
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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?
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.
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?
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
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?
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?
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?
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
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?
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?
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.
Gaston Bertels – ON4WF
Source directe : ON4WF ARISS
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