UPDATE: The ARISS schoolcontact with 1°
Circolo Didattico Nicola Fornelli,
ARISS contact planned with students at
An International Space Station school
contact has been planned
Students from three international
schools will ask questions to André Kuipers, Dutch astronaut onboard the
International Space Station. The schools are the American
The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12.45 UTC , which is 13.45 CEWT.
The contact will be operated by the
ARISS telebridge station IK1SLD located at
The contact will be broadcast on EchoLink AMSAT (node 101 377) and JK1ZRW (node 277 208) Conference servers, as well as on IRLP Discovery Reflector 9010.
The International School of Amsterdam is
a school of around 950 students of ages 3 to 19 located in
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. Eoin (14): Can you light a candle or magnesium in zero gravity?
2. Rachel (11): Do you get homesick?
3. Phoebe (14): After all the time and money invested into space travel what will be the main benefit to mankind?
4. Isaac (14): How long does it take to get to the ISS?
5. Lauren (11): Do you believe in aliens or life out there?
6. Ross (14): Do astronauts feel a temperature increase when re entering the Earth's atmosphere due to the heat increase on the outside of the aircraft?
7. Wout (14): Can you see houses and man-made things from the space station?
8. Joep (11): How does it feel to be launched into space? Is it painful?
9. Saul-Patrick (14): On Earth we use north, south, east and west. How do you determine directions in space?
10. Ellie (11): When you push against the wall of the space station to move around does it change the orbit of the space station?
11. Sarah (11): Do you get to wear your own clothes or are you given special clothes?
12. Jonathan (14): Are there any similarities between space technology at the space station and Star Trek movies?
13. Michelle (14): What is the longest time you have been in space? And how do you communicate with your family?
14. Liam (11): Have you been out of the station and floated around in space?
15. Shaunnak (14): What are your views on commercial space travel?
16. Aidan (11): When did you become interested in space?
17. Igor (13): How does being in space affect your health and thinking processes?
18 Jella (12): After being in space so long and seeing earth from so far away, do you still see mankind in the same way?
20. Miyu (13): Is there jet lag in space?
21. Natalia (12): How does day and night look like in space?
ARISS 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 on-board 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