ARISS school contact planned
An International Space Station school
contact has been planned
The contact will be operated by IK1SLD,
located in Casale Monferato, northern
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.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. Mattie: Were you already a HAM operator before going into space or did you learn so you could become part of the ARISS program?
3. Isaac: Are you permitted to move about the space station at will or do some areas require clearance?
4. Evan: Is there a math concept that when you were learning it you said “What will I ever use this for” that you now find yourself using regularly aboard the space station?
5. Samara: What specialized training do you receive to prepare for EVAs?
7. Rishi: Are any aircraft within the earth’s atmosphere visible and if so, is this of any value?
8. Elias: As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the last lunar landing mission, Apollo 17, what achievements do you anticipate us celebrating 40 years from now?
9. Aviv: When you work on projects with astronauts from other countries do the language differences cause any problems?
10. Sergei: In your free time, have you ever made an important “accidental” discovery?
11. Mary Grace: What is the emergency medical plan for a serious illness or injury?
12. Alan: Is it difficult to readjust to walking in 1-G on earth after months in micro-gravity?
13. Mattie: Are you able to see shooting stars?
15. Isaac: If you could write your own space mission, what would it be?
16. Evan: Are there any experiments that started with the Apollo program that you are still carrying out today?
17. Samara: When performing Crew Earth Observation experiments, do you see any weather phenomena that are undetectable from earth?
19. Rishi: Do you access the Internet the same way we do on earth?
20. Elias: If there is a solar flare event, do you take special precautions?
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.
Gaston Bertels, ON4WF