ARISS CONTACT PLANNED WITH COLLEGE JEAN XXIII,
An International Space Station school contact has
been planned with participants at Ecole & College Jean XXIII,
The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and F0CUQ. The contact should be audible over most of
Participating students are 10 - 12 years old. The High school is called Jean XXIII, which is the name of the famous Pope from 1960. The school is located in Pamiers, in the Ariege department, at the foot of the
Some students worked on space and planets last year and a radio contact had been planned with French astronaut Leopold EYHARTS, which unfortunately didn't happen. Students are very happy and pleased to have the opportunity to talk with an astronaut about his job and they thank him very much for answering their questions.
The control operator will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. Is it the first time you have been in space?
2. How was your trip from the Earth to the space station? How long did it take?
3. How many astronauts are there in the shuttle?
4. How long have you been an astronaut?
5. When you were a child, did you want to be an astronaut?
6. How long do you have to stay in space?
7. How do you communicate with your family?
8. What clothes do you wear? Are your spacesuits comfortable?
9. Do you have pets?
10. Do you do any sport?
11. What happens if you are sick? Do you have medicine to treat yourself?
12. Is there a time difference in space?
13. What is the temperature outside? And in the space station?
14. How do you generate and store electricity?
15. How much time does it take you to go around the Earth?
16. What do you do with your rubbish?
17. How does your day at the station go?
18. What is life like in zero gravity?
19. Do you ever get out of the spaceship? How do you manage to do so?
20. Does the Earth look beautiful from space?
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