ARISS CONTACT PLANNED WITH CERAM, ANTIPOLIS, FRANCE
An International Space Station ARISS school contact
has been planned with participants at CERAM EAI, Sophia Antipolis, France on 29 January. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 14.59 UTC; which is 15.59 CEWT.
The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and VK4KHZ. The contact should be audible over most of eastern
Like a North American University, the CERAM Bachelors EAI is organized around colleges and departments. There are two colleges: The Technology College which comprises 5 departments (Aviation, Engineering, Computer Science, Life Science and Mathematics) and the
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. Can you describe the sensation of being in space?
2. What are the consequences of micro gravity over time?
3. How long does it take to adapt to microgravity?
4. How is the difference between the training and the reality?
5. How does your body orient itself when in microgravity, knowing that your internal ear does not work properly?
6. Did you have surprises during your mission, for instance things you had not been trained for?
7. What are your missions on board?
8. How does it feel to be in space and look at Earth?
9. Does the fact of having been in Space will or have changed your life and your vision of the world?
10. Can you explain the space shuttle motion and trajectory to reach the space station, for example its rotation during the climbing?
11. According to you what does the space station represent for the scientific community and the world in general?
12. Do you consider the astronaut job to be risky? Which risks are there?
13. What are the main difficulties to face to go into space?
14. How many persons are selected to become astronaut and for how long?
15. What is the physical training to become an astronaut?
16. What was your most impressive mission in the space station or into space?
17. What is the required training to do before a mission in the space station?
18. How long does a classical mission in space or in the space station last?
19. What are the steps to pass through to become an astronaut?
20. Is there a limiting age to become an astronaut?
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