ARISS contact planned with school in
This will be a direct radio contact operated by DN1PU.
Downlink signals from the International Space Station
will be audible over
The Megina-Gymnasium Mayen has made arrangements to
contact the ISS in cooperation with three other schools (Albert-Schweitzer
Realschule, Kurfürst-Balduin-Gymnasium Münstermaifeld, Max-von-Laue
The event will be broadcast live video in all three schools and all students will thus participate. At Megina-Gymnasium, the broadcast will be part of a school project day about space exploration and science.
Students will ask as many of following questions as time allows.
1. Tobias: What is the best part of being an astronaut?
2. Sophie: How does your typical day look like, do you have any rituals?
3. Celina: Do you have free time and how do you spend it?
4. Evita: Do you feel time, when there isn't night and day?
5. Kira: What kind of food do you miss most?
6. Anna Lena: Can you imagine that a person without "NASA-training" can live on the space station?
7. Sebastian: What is the most difficult thing to get used to in microgravity and for what reason?
8. Paul: Which experiments are currently being conducted by the crew?
9. Martina: Is there a special sleeping-room?
10. Lisa: How long can you stay outside the ISS doing repair works?
11. Nele: What does it feel like to be in outer space?
12: Susanna: Is there any difference between observing comets or falling stars from the ISS or from the earth's surface?
13. Tobias: Is it possible to observe really strong thunderstorms from the ISS?
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 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.
73, Gaston Bertels, ON4WF