samedi 29 octobre 2016

ARISS le 4 novembre 2016

ARISS contact planned for school in Mel, Italy

An International Space Station radio contact has been planned for astronaut Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD with Istituto Comprensivo “Marco da Melo”, Mel, Italy. The event is scheduled Friday November 4 2016 at  approximately 08:47 UTC.
This will be a direct radio contact, operated by IQ3FL.
The downlink signal will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM.


Our school is a state school and is meant for students aged 6 to 14 years old. It has about 250 students. Its name "Marco da Melo" comes from a historic character (a painter) of the 16th century. The school is situated in a wide valley, Val Belluna (the valley of Belluno). All the subjects included in the national regulations for this age bracket are taught: Italian, History, Geography, Science, Math, foreign languages, Art, Music and IT. Some technological workshops have been started up for three years and only for the students of the last school year with the help of the radio amateurs of the local section of Feltre. Themes related to telecommunication are dealt with and experiments of electrophysics are carried out as well as CW tests. Footage and slides related to the world of the radio are shown.

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

1. What do you like most about living in space?

2. When did you decide to become an astronaut?

3. How do you keep fit in space?

4. How did you feel when you watched planet Earth for the first time?

5. What did you feel when you first entered the Station?

6. Is it difficult to get used to living in space?

7. What planet would you prefer to visit, if you could, and why?

8. Which kind of food do you eat in space?

9. Do you believe there is life on other planets?

10. How did you reach the Station and how long does it take?

11. What was your ambition when you were young?

12. How do you think this experience will change you?

13. How were you selected for the space program?

14. What sacrifices did you have to make to become an astronaut?

15. What does planet earth look like from there?

16. Have you ever encountered any problems during this expedition?

17. How long will you be staying in space?

18. What do you see from there?

19. Would you like to land on the moon and why?

20. How big is the ISS?

21. What is the most interesting experience you have had in your job?

22. Is the Space Station comfortable?

23. Who was your inspiration when you decided to become an astronaut?

24. If I wanted to become an astronaut, what would you suggest I should do?

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.

Gaston Bertels – ON4WF
ARISS past chairman
Source directe :   ARISS  ON4WF
From Alan F6AGV

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