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013 - Gymnasium Räddningsgymnasiet Sando, Sandöverken, Sweden

Scheduled on October 19, 2017 12:49:33 UTC 58 deg (Combined Direct/Telebridge contact with Tallaght Community School, Dublin, Ireland)

Gymnasium Räddningsgymnasiet Sando

Sandö is located about 400 Km to the North of Stockholm. The participating schools are Räddningsgymnasiet Sandö, Minerva school Ånge and the NTI Gymnasium Sundsvall. Together they count 550 students ranging from ages 12 to 19. Sandö Räddningsgymnasium is close to nature and overlooks a beautiful fjord. Besides teaching science programs, the gymnasium offers courses in civil crisis management, firefighting as well as search and rescue. Students are prepared for a career as teachers, nurses, psychologist, firemen, fire engineers and policemen. Together with the Folke Bernadotte academy as well as other governmental organisations, they create an understanding of and a preparedness for international assignments. Part of the education is that the students travel around the world to learn from existing fire and rescue situations. Amateur Radio is also included in the student’s graduate projects.
The NTI Gymnasium Sundsvall or the Northern Technical institute, established 1968 offers courses in digital techniques, internet technology and other forms of digital communication. The institute has about 250 students. Minerva school Ånge teaches younger students from age 12 to 15 and has of about 200 students enrolled.

Students First Names & Questions:

Odd numbered questions are from Tallaght, Ireland
Even numbered questions are from Sando, Sweden

1. Amy (14): What is your favourite view from the ISS?

2. Medina (16): Do you ever think children will be allowed to travel into space with astronauts?

3. Dean (14): If you had the chance would you change or add anything to the design of the ISS?

4. Anton (18): Is this job the most challenging job you have ever done?

5. Eimintas (16): What is the longest time you have spent on a spacewalk and what did you do?

6. Linna (15): Does the ISS have a black box like an aircraft?

7. Emma (12): Who inspired you to become an astronaut?

8. Valentina (17): Have space experiments resulted in something useful which is used on earth?

9. James (17): What training did you do to prepare for space walks?

10. Emil (14) Have you ever encountered an anomaly that has baffled you?

11. Trudy(15): This is your third trip to space, did it take your body more time to adjust to earth’s gravity the second time you landed?

12. Erik (18): What education in physics and engineering is required to become an astronaut?

13. Abbie (15): When your mission is over what will you miss the most and least about life on the ISS?

14. Sofia:(17: )Does your view of life change after seeing earth from another perspective?

15. Jack (12): Can you tell us about some of the interesting experiments you are conducting on the ISS?

16. Sanna (17): Are you allowed to bring along private things like photos?

17. Levente (15): Is the ISS ever affected by Solar radiation surges from the sun?

18. Felicia (19): Do you use “private” communication channels when talking with your family?

19. Lee (12): Have you had any fun or exhilarating experiences so far on your mission?

20. Jenna (16): How does it feel to see earth from such a distance for the first time?


Gymnasium Räddningsgymnasiet Sando