ISS Radio Contact Tuesday, October 16, 2012 with Pozohondo, Spain


Tuesday October 16 at 09:26:52 UTC, which is 11.26.52 CEST, an ARISS contact is scheduled for CRA Pozohondo, Nava De Abajo (Pozohondo), Spain.


This school is officially named CRA ( Colegio Rural Agrupado) because it is located in a small village called Nava de Abajo and it only has  30 pupils from kindergarten ( 3 to 5 years old) to the last level of Primay School ( 11- 12 years old pupils). The building is  small and there are only four teachers, so the students are organized in mixed levels: Kindergarten, 6-7 years, 8-9 years and 10-11 years of age.


Regarding this activity, it is remarkable to note the keen interest teachers and students show for the knowledge of the Universe. They have developed astrophotography, astronomy ,´astro-tales´ and radioham studios.


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The radio contact will be a telebridge operated by LU8YY, located in Argentina.


The contact will be broadcast on EchoLink AMSAT (node 101 377) and JK1ZRW (node 277 208) Conference servers, as well as on IRLP Discovery Reflector 9010.


The conversation will be conducted in English by astronaut Sunita Williams. Students will ask as many of following questions as time allows.


1. Argon Said: Is it possible to have a fish in a fishbowl?

2. José: Have you got any robot? What is it used for?

3. Pablo: Do you recycle water?

4. Veronica: Have you ever left the spaceship?

5. José Ángel: What do you usually eat?

6. Maria Esperanza: What time zone do you use as reference?

7. Mari Carmen: How would an invertebrate animal life grow in the space?  And a vertebrate creature?

8. Laura: Do you like the sightseeing from space? Can you tell us about it?

9. Salma: What are your careers?

10. Maria: What are the required studies for being an astronaut?

11. Ana: Is it possible to have animals in the ISS?

12. Pilar: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

13. David: What is the average of your working day?

14. Alex: Have you ever seen an asteroid?

15. Marta: Can you watch television?

16. Argon Said: How is the plants growth affected by gravity?

17. Jose: Do you make experiments with music?

18. Pablo: How long are you staying in space?

19. Veronica: Could a baby be born at the ISS?

20. Jose Ángel: Have you ever seen a bacterium in the space? Does it change in shape?

21. Maria Esperanza: Which are your hobbies?


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