An International Space Station radio contact has been planned for astronaut Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD with Col·legi Asuncion de Ntra. Sra., Barcelona, Spain . The event is scheduled Thursday 17 November 2016 at approximately 08:25 UTC.
This will be a telebridge radio contact, operated by W6SRJ, located in California, USA.
The event will be webcast on:
The link will also be available at the school website www.asuncion.cat
In 2016, Col·legi Asuncion de Ntra. Sra. is celebrating the 140th anniversary of the 1876 founding of the school.
The school has approximately 600 students of Kindergarden (from 3 to 6 years of age), Primary (6-12 years old) and Secondary (from 12 to 16 years old) and is located in Barcelona, in the Poblenou neighbourhood, belonging to Sant Martí district.
It would be very rewarding for all of us to finish the anniversary contacting the International Space Station as the main activity of a set of Interdisciplinary Didactic Projects and multiple age level participation activities.
Our aim is to engage every student in these activities, which are not only STEM/STEAM related, but also cover geography, languages, history and others.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. Since you are at zero gravity, do you get the feeling of being upright or upside down?
2. How do you cope with the anxiety caused by being in such a small room where you can barely move?
3. What surprised you the most the very first time you reached the space station? Does it have a certain smell (like hospitals do)?
4. What is your current research about?
5. To compensate for bone and muscle loss caused by weightlessness, do you take any dietary supplement to complement the physical exercise?
6. Would you be willing to travel to Mars? When do you think it will be possible?
7. Have you experienced any dangerous situation during the spacewalks, for example a space debris impact?
8. What differences have you come across between 3D printing on Earth and in the station?
9. How do you think schools in the future should be so students can meet the challenges of your research?
10. Do you have control over the station or is it controlled from earth? What about in case of an emergency?
11. How long can you be outside the station during EVAs (extravehicular activities)?
12. What is your opinion on the tourist space voyages? Do you think it will be soon avaible for everyone?
13. What do you do when you are ill?
14. How do you spend your free time in the station?
15. What is the thing on the Earth that you miss the most?
16. Do you feel small compared to the hugeness of space?
17. How do the stars and the Earth look like from the space station?
18. Can you tell us about your daily life in the station?
19. What is the temperature and pressure inside and outside the space station?
20. Where do you get all the power for the station to function properly?
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
Source directe ARISS
From : Alan F6AGV