ARISS CONTACT PLANNED WITH SCHOOL IN
An International Space Station Expedition 18 ARISS
school contact has been planned with participants at 1st and 2nd Lyceums of
The contact will be a direct between stations OR4ISS and SX7ISS. The contact should be audible over most of
Alexandroupolis is the capital of Evros (population over 60.000) and has a leading role in the geographical area of
The ARISS school contact will take place in 1st
High School Alexandroupolis,
Members of Thrace Amateur Astronomy Club (founded 2004) will be there. This club will organize the 6th Panhellenic Amateur Astronomy Conference 25-27 September 2009.
The participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. Panagiotis. Do all the members of the crew have equal access to the rooms of ISS or is there any restricted access to some of them?
2. IVasilis. What made you decide to become an astronaut ?
3. Paraskevi. Have you ever faced any kind of technical problems while onboard ISS ?
4. Vagelis. How many individuals does it take and for how long can one stay in the ISS?
5. Fotis. Do you regard a manned mission to the Mars in the next 5 to 10 years feasible?
6. Stavroula. Can you tell us which is the most important task you have to do during your mission?
7. Rafaella. How long does the training of a cosmonaut last?
8. Georgios. Do you believe that your ISS experience will influence your future life in any way?
10. Nikolaos. If you had the possibility would you choose a permanent stay on the ISS?
11. Despoina. We know that your program is full. Nevertheless how do you spend your spare time, if you have any?
12. Vasilios. How long does the flight up to the connection with the ISS take?
13. Dimitra. What do you normally do in the station and what are you working on during these days?
14. Athanasia. We assume that you work all day long. Do you have any spare time for yourselves?
15. Petros. Do you have enough time to communicate with your families?
16. Dimitra. What are the temperature conditions and pressure inside and outside the station?
17. Dimitra. In the past many accidents occurred. Aren't you afraid of the fact that this might happen again every time you are sent up there?
19. Alexandros. Where do you get electricity from into the station?
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