6 May 2007

 

ARISS CONTACT PLANNED WEDNESDAY 9 MAY 2007 WITH SCHOOL IN PORTUGAL

 

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with students at Estarreja Secondary School in Central Portugal. The radio contact is due to begin at 14:58 UTC on Wednesday 9 May 2007. This corresponds to 15.58 in Portugal, Ireland and UK and 16.28 in continental Europe.

 

The contact should be audible in most of Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.800 MHz downlink. All students are licensed radio amateurs.The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.

 

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

 

1. My Name is Teresa, CT2JQI: What do you have to do to become an astronaut? OVER.

 

2. My Name is Jorge, CT2JMR: What do you feel during the lift-off and the trip to the ISS? OVER.

 

3. My Name is Nuno, CT2JQH: What is the sensation of being in orbit? OVER.

 

4. My Name is Marco, CT1EAV: What kind of experiments are you doing right now? OVER.

 

5. My Name is Hugo, CT5JQJ: How is it like to experience a zero-gravity environment? OVER.

 

6. My Name is Joao, CT2JQH: What limitations do you have while you are in Space? OVER.

 

7. My Name is Jose, CT1EEB. Have you done any EVA during this mission? If yes, for what purpose? OVER.

 

8. My Name is Teresa, CT2JQI: How do you spend your spare time? OVER.

 

9. My Name is Jorge, CT2JMR: How many astronauts are on-board right now? OVER.

 

10. My Name is Nuno, CT2JQH: What radio and antenna equipment are you using to communicate with us right now? OVER.

 

11. My Name is Marco, CT1EAV: Have you faced any problem that could endanger your mission? OVER.

 

12. My Name is Hugo, CT5JQJ: How is it like to have visitors on-board with you and how do they react to life on-board the ISS? OVER.

 

13. My Name is Joao, CT2JQH: How do you get protected from solar flares and radiation? What is the temperature inside the ISS? OVER.

 

14. My Name is Jose, CT1EEB: When you come back to Earth, do you feel like you have to relearn how to live here? OVER.

 

15. My Name is Teresa, CT2JQI: Is there something that you really miss from Earth? OVER.

 

16. My Name is Jorge, CT2JMR: What would you say to a little kid who wants to become an astronaut? OVER.

 

17. My Name is Nuno, CT2JQH: What is the sensation when you are looking down to Earth? OVER.

 

18. My Name is Marco, CT1EAV: What are the dangers while you are in Space? OVER.

 

19. My Name is Hugo, CT5JQJ: If travelling throughout the Universe were possible, would you offer yourself to go there? OVER.

 

20. My Name is Joao, CT2JQH: In your opinion, where do humans and the life on Earth come from? Do you believe in life somewhere in the infinity of the Universe? OVER.

 

Good luck to the school and listening in stations.


73

Gaston Bertels ON4WF ARISS Europe chairman