November 11 2010




An ARISS School Contact has been scheduled with the Euro Space Center, Belgium, Tuesday, 16 November 2010 at 19.42 UTC, which is 20.42 CEWT.


US astronaut Doug Wheelock KF5BOC will answer questions from students of the International School of Zurich, Switzerland, who are on Space Camp at the Euro Space Center.  


The contact will be a telebridge operated by Tony Hutchison VK5ZAI, located in southern Australia.


The radio contact will be distributed on EchoLink and on IRLP by John Spasojevitch AG9D. Interested parties can listen in on EchoLink AMSAT Conference server (node 101 377) or JK1ZRW ( node 277 208) or on IRLP Discovery Reflector 9010.


Students will ask as many of following questions as time allows.

1. Aastha. What’s the view from Space like?

2. Maham. How does it feel living in a spaceship for so many weeks?

3. Monika. How long have you been in space? Where were you in space?

4. Christine. How was it being in Space? Did you like it?

5. Golan. How did you feel when the countdown started and there was no way back?

6. Tim. At which age did you want to be an astronaut?

7. Lisa. What things do you measure or sample in space?

8. Anna. How did you need to train mentally?

9. Jimmy. How do you recycle food and water in space?

10. Atilla. Does it make you sick when you first take off?

11. Celina . Are you relieved when you come back from space safely?

12. Andreina. What do you do so you don’t get bored in the spaceship?

13. Raza. Why did you choose to be an astronaut? How long have you been an astronaut?

14. Allen. How long did you have to exercise physically to go into space?

15. Sonja. Why does the sky look blue from Earth but black in space?

16. Alina. Were there any problems when you were in space?

17. Cecilie. During take off do you ever think that you may never return to Earth?

18. Santiago. Do you feel weaker when you’re in space?

19. Marisa. What did you need to study at university level to become an astronaut?

20. Cyril. What’s the best and worst thing about being an astronaut?

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