December 31, 2008
ARISS SCHOOL CONTACT
An International Space
Station Expedition 18 ARISS school contact has been planned with participants
The contact will be a
telebridge between stations NA1SS and VK4KHZ. The contact should be audible
Technopolis is a
permanent platform for science and technology in Mechelen,
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. How long could I live in ISS as a boy of 12 years old, without becoming ill?
2. How is it to make a walk in space?
3. Can you still hear the Big Bang?
4. What do you have to do if you have to do pipi in space?
5. Since when are you an astronaut?
6. Do you recycle your garbage or do you throw it outside?
7. How many days do you stay in the ISS?
8. Are you not afraid to fall to earth when you go outside the ISS?
9. How long do you have to study to become an astronaut?
10. How do you spend your free time in a space station?
11. What do you eat?
12. How do you take a bath?
13. When was your first spaceflight and how did you like it?
14. How does the launch of the Space Shuttle feel like?
15. Can you just go outside to fix something?
16. What are your feelings during launch, when you leave the earth?
is an international educational outreach program partnering the participating
space agencies, NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA, with the
AMSAT and IARU organizations from participating countries.
ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers onboard 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