Monday August 12, ARISS contact scheduled with Scouts Moot in Canada – Downlink audible in Europe
An International Space Station educational contact is
The event is to begin at approximately , which is CEST.
will be a telebridge contact operated by IK1SLD,
Interested parties are invited to listen to the downlink signal on 145.800MHz FM.
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.
World Scout Moot will take place at Awacamenj Mino Camp,
organization, l'Association des Scouts du Canada, is eagerly preparing to welcome up to 5,000
young adults from around the world to
Additional info at http://www.scout.org/en/information_events/events/world_scout_events/moot/14
The conversation with astronaut Luca Parmitano KF5KDP will be conducted in English. Participants will ask as many of following questions as time allows:
1. How many of you that are aboard the ISS are scouts?
2. Have any of you been at a Jamboree or a Scout Moot?
3. How's the serenity at the ISS?
4. What are the major issues of prolonged weightlessness, how to deal with them in space, do they have any continuing effects upon your return?
5. Do Micro meteorites or space debris pose any problem to the station and do you solve the issue if the problem arises?
6. Outside friends and family, what do you miss the most when you’re up there?
7. Did you undertake survival training in preparation for the mission on the ISS?
8. Does language or cultural differences present challenges on the ISS?
9. What is the future of the ISS and will we build another?
10. Do you for see a Space Station orbiting the moon or mars at some point?
11. What are the challenges of all nations working together to conquer Space Travel?
12. Would you do this again knowing the sacrifices and difficulties you overcame to succeed?
13. What is your favourite activity on the ISS?
14. Are there limits to age for Space Travel?
15. What medical impacts are you experiencing on 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.
Gaston Bertels – ON4WF