November 17 2010




The ARISS School Contact scheduled with the Euro Space Center, Belgium, Tuesday, 16 November 2010 at 19.42 UTC, was a success.


US astronaut Doug Wheelock KF5BOC answered 15 questions from students of the International School of Zurich, Switzerland, who are on Space Camp at the Euro Space Center.  His answers were very detailed on every topic.


The contact was a telebridge operated by Tony Hutchison VK5ZAI, located in southern Australia. Doug answered Tony’s call immediately and the downlink signals were loud and clear during the whole pass, till the ISS went over the horizon.


The radio contact was distributed on EchoLink and on IRLP by John Spasojevitch AG9D. John noted connections from Australia, Canada, Belgium, Poland, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and the USA.


An audio recording of this space talk will be appended to this Bulletin, archived at


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

Audio recording