RICHARD GARRIOTT TO
October 17, 2008 Richard Garriott, W5KWQ presently onboard the International
Space Station, is planning to contact participants at Budbrooke school in
Warwick, UK. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately ,
which is UK Time and Central European Time
(CET). The signals from space should be audible all over
Radio contact coordinator will be Ciaran Morgan M0XTD who provided this presentation.
According to tradition, Warwick was founded on the banks of the River Avon in the year 914 AD, when Ethelfleda, sister of the Mercian king Edward the Elder built defences against Danish (Viking) invaders; these were to be the basis of Warwick Castle, a famous landmark that still exists to this day and was mentioned in the Doomsday Book that was compiled by William the Conqueror shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066AD.
Budbrooke Primary School is situated 2 miles to the west of Warwick in the centre of England in a village called Hampton Magna which itself is associated with history. Hampton Magna is sited on the land that used to belong to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, the regiment the Field Marshall Montgomery commanded during World War II.
this popular state school educates approximately 270 pupils between the ages of
4 and 11 and is split into an infant school (ages 4-7) and a
School’s history dates back to 1863 but, in 2008, it is celebrating being on
its current site for 40 years. It is
also 40 years since the first manned Apollo spacecraft circled the moon.
incredible opportunity will be realised on
2. Is it hot in space?
3. What do you do with all your rubbish in space - do you recycle and if so how?
4. What is your favourite thing to do on the space station?
5. How can you do exercise in space to keep fit?
6. Why is there zero gravity in space?
7. Can plants grow on the space station - if so what is growing at the moment?
8. Is it harder to concentrate in space than on Earth?
9. What is the most dangerous job on the space station and why?
10. Do you ever feel dizzy in space?
11. How did it feel when the rocket lifted off the ground?
12. What do the stars look like when you're in space?
13. What do you do for entertainment on the space station?
14. From the space station, can you see the moon rise and set just like we see it on earth?
15. What do you miss the most about home whilst you are in space?
16. Who would treat you if you were ill in space?
17. What is the largest number of people allowed on one trip to the Space Station?
18. I have always wanted to be an astronaut. What do I need to do to become one?
19. Our school is 40 years old this year. Do you think there will still be a space station in another 40 years?
20. Can you take a picture of
The whole contact is being videoed by the British Amateur Television Club (BATC) and will be streamed live onto the BATC internet site at http://www.batc.tv under the "Live Events".
Gaston Bertels, ON4WF