1 February 2005



The next ARISS contact by Expedition 10 aboard the International Space Station will be with the 1132 Air Training Corps Squadron from Stalham High School in Norfolk, England, UK  on Wednesday, 2 February 2005. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:53 UTC.


This contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and GB2ATC. It should be audible to anyone in the UK, Ireland, and parts of western Europe area listening in on the 145.800 MHz downlink. The participants will conduct the conversation in English.


The 13 to 18 years old cadets of the Air Training Corps 1132 Squadron attend Stalham High School, Norfolk England (20km NE of the city of Norwich). Besides the normal school agenda they study Aircraft principles of flight, Space flight, Radar, Radio communications VHF/UHF and HF both Military and Amateur Radio.


The cadets prepared these questions:


1. Owen. How did you celebrate new years eve?

2. Stuart: How do you sleep and when?

3. Ben: Where you able to see the Tsunami disaster?

4. Peter: Who inspired you to become an astronaut? 

5. David: Who were your roll models from space exploration?

6. Kerryleeanne: Which are the largest man made objects you can see?

7. Lewis: What is your favourite experience in space to date?

8. Josh: Did you ever want to do anything other than be an astronaut?

9.  Ryan: What do you eat in space and what does it taste like?

10. Sam: What is the biggest object you can see over Britain?

11. Nathaniel: What type of drinks do you have aboard?

12. Owen: What is your favourite view from space?

13. Stuart: What do you do in your spare time?

14. Ben: What tests are you doing at present?

15. Peter: What TV can you watch in space?

16. David: When are you due to arrive back on earth?

17. Kerryleeanne: Would you like to visit another planet?

18. Lewis: What time zone do you observe in space?

19. Ryan: What is your height at the moment?

20. Sam: What speed are you travelling?


Good luck to the Squadron !



Gaston Bertels, ON4WF

ARISS-Europe chairman