Wednesday April 17, ARISS contact with
International Space Station school contact is scheduled with participants at
will be a telebridge operated by IK1SLD, located in
students consistently rank among the best academic performers in the province,
gaining post secondary acceptance across
Participants will ask as many of the following multilingual questions as time allows:
1. Do you ever get claustrophobic and/or have you ever been ill while in Space?
2. Would you be interested in undertaking a long term mission to another planet ?
3. Do other celestial bodies appear different from space station than from earth?
4. Do physical properties like heat radiation, conduction etc, change in Space?
5. When inside a Space Suit, how do you deal with an itch, sickness or possible vomiting?
6. Have you ever seen odd or unexplained sites going past Space Station?
7. What kinds of technology do you have for contacting family or for entertainment?
8. Are most foods and drink available or are you restricted on what you consume?
9. What are the struggles, personal, professional and political on Space Station?
10. What inspired you and what was the most challenging issue in becoming an astronaut?
11. What expansion/ improvements would you like to see on the ISS?
12. What are the day to day activities of the commanding officer on Space Station?
13. Do Physiological functions like sneezing, coughing change in zero gravity?
14. How do you orient yourself, do you use instruments for showing/finding direction?
15. How is personal hygiene managed and how is human waste dealt with?
16. As a Canadian Commanding Space Station, who do you answer too?
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