August 31, 2009




An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Vrije Basisschool, De Haan, Belgium. The event is scheduled on Thursday 3 September 2009 at 07:42 UTC, which is 09:42 CEST.


The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and VK4KHZ. The contact is expected to be conducted in Dutch.


The ARISS contact will be distributed on EchoLink *AMSAT* and *JK1ZRW* conference servers, as well as on IRLP Discovery Channel 9010.


The school is located in De Haan, a sea-side resort on the North Sea. The school has 300 students. Sea air offers healthy environment and favours activities for the children. The school pays attention to the child on all facets and develops themes and projects. They appreciate new areas of knowledge and develop active approach.


One of the students - Iman - was among the winners of the ESA T-Shirt drawing competition for the OasISS mission. This ARISS contact is the prize and all class mates participate.


Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:


1. Mijn naam is Iman. Hoe ziet de ruimte eruit vanuit jullie raket?

1. My name is Iman. What does space look like from your rocket?


2. Mijn naam is Thomas. Hoelang duurt de voorbereiding om in de ruimte te mogen?

2. My name is Thomas. How long do the preparations take to be able to go to space ?


3. Mijn naam is Tommy. Hoe voelt het in een raket?

3. My name is Tommy. What does it feel like in a rocket?

4. Mijn naam is Lee. Hoeveel graden is het in de ruimteraket?

4. My name is Lee. How many degrees is it inside the spaceship?

5. Mijn naam is Matteo. Zie je veel van het zonnestelstel vanuit de raket?

5. My name is Matteo. Can you see much of the solar system from your spaceship?

6. Mijn naam is Thibault. Zie je kometen vanuit de raket?

6. My name is Thibault. Can you see comets from your rocket?

7. Mijn naam is Lana. Wat zijn de leuke en minder leuke kanten aan astronaut zijn?

7. My name is Lana. What are the nicer and not so nice things about being an astronaut?

8. Mijn naam is Manouk. Hoe leven jullie daar in een raket?

8. My name is Manouk. What is life like inside a rocket?

9. Mijn naam is Silke. Drinken jullie alleen koude dranken of kunnen jullie daar ook warme dranken drinken?

9. My name is Silke. Can you only drink cold drinks there, or can you drink warm drinks too?

10. Mijn naam is Margot. Gaan er nog dieren mee in de ruimte? Zo ja, hoe communiceer je dan met hen?

10. My name is Margot. Do animals go along in space. If they do, how do you communicate with them?

11. Mijn naam is Bjord Zien jullie soms ruimtewezens?

11. My name is Bjorn. Do you sometimes see aliens?

12. Mijn naam is Ian. Kom je soms in gevaarlijke situaties? Wat doe je dan?

12. My name is Ian. Do you sometimes get into dangerous situations? What do you do then?

13. Mijn naam is Arthur. Wat moet je allemaal doen als je in de buurt komt van het ruimtestation?

13. My name is Arthur. What things do you have to do when you get close to the space station?


14. Mijn naam is Nathan. Hoe ziet het ruimtestation er vanbinnen uit?

14. My name is Nathan. What does the space station look like on the inside?

15. Mijn naam is Karen. Hoe nemen jullie contact met de aarde?

15. My name is Karen. How do you get in contact with earth?

16. Mijn naam is Annelot . Kan je de stralen van de zon door de raket voelen?

16. My name is Annelot. Can you feel the warmth of the sunrays through the rocket?

17. Mijn naam is Enid. Hoe ontstaat een zwart gat?

17. My name is Enid. What leads to the creation of a black hole?

18. Mijn naam is Robby. Bestaan er nog onbekende planeten?

18. My name is Robby. Are there still unknown planets?

19. Mijn naam is Tobe. Bestaat er nog een planeet waar leven is?

19. name is Tobe. Are there other planets with life?

20.Mijn naam is Romanie. Hoeveel planeten heb je al gezien?

20. My name is Romanie. How many planets have you seen?

21. Mijn naam is Elena. Hoeveel planeten heb je al bezocht?

21. My name is Elena. How many planets have you already visited?

22.Mijn naam is Xander. Hoe gaat het eraan toe in een raket?

22. My name is Xander. How are things done in a rocket?



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

ARISS Chairman