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002 - Frontiers of Flight Museum/Moon Day-Dallas, TX, USA

Scheduled on 2017-08-05 18:02 UTC 87 deg

For the third year in a row, the Frontiers of Flight Museum is honored to be selected for a live contact with the International Space Station through the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program.  We greatly appreciate the support and assistance of the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in making this phenomenal opportunity for our students possible.  

The Frontiers of Flight Museum is committed to educating, motivating, and inspiring all ages in science, technology, engineering, and math, and this remarkable opportunity offers us a unique venue toward that goal.  Our previous ARISS contacts have been viewed by overflow audiences in our 200-seat auditorium, and we once again welcome this chance to inspire young people while also educating the public about the importance of the International Space Station.

This TALK LIVE! To the ISS event will be held on 5 August, only two weeks after our ninth annual “Moon Day” event, the largest annual space exposition in Texas.  This year, Moon Day featured exhibits and demonstrations by the Dallas Amateur Radio Club, AMSAT, the Johnson Space Center, several universities, and numerous space-related corporations and organizations.  Programs and classes for all ages included model rocket building and launching for younger visitors as well as serious academic presentations for mature audiences such as The Future of Human Spaceflight:  The Moon, Asteroids, and Mars, The August Solar Eclipse, and a special appearance by Dr. Janet Kavandi,

Director of the NASA Glenn Research Center and a three-time Space Shuttle astronaut (STS-91, STS-99, and STS-104). Several young visitors to Moon Day submitted questions for consideration for this upcoming ARISS contact.

The live conversation via Amateur Radio with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station in the Museum’s auditorium will be open to the public.

Students First Names & Questions:

1. Abby, age 9: How long did it take for the Space Station to be built?

2. Kimber, age 12: Does the change in gravity affect a person’s heart rate and length of sleep?

3. Reese, age 13: How do the experiments on the Space Station help us overcome the challenges humans will face on the journey to Mars?

4. Nathaniel, age 11: Does electricity work differently in space than on Earth?

5. Adam, age 10: Are there any plans to reduce, recycle, and even reuse the space debris orbiting Earth?

6. Seher, age 7: How do you fly the Space Station?

7. Lucia, age 13: Will you be able to see the solar eclipse on August 21st in space?

8. Max, age 12: What is it like to live in micro-gravity?

9. Mateo, age 11: Do you have dreams and how do you feel after waking up?

10. Lilly, age 7: What was the most surprising experiment you have done on the Space Station?

11. Leo, age 9: What language do you speak on the Space Station?

12. Alyssa, age 9: Have you ever been sick in space?

13. Johan, age 6: What has been your best experience as an astronaut?

14. Lauren, age 11: What did you study in school to help you become an astronaut?

15. Eunice, age 9: Are your favorite foods in space the same as your favorite foods on Earth?

16. Ariel, age 6: Why does your spacecraft heat up coming back down to Earth but not while launching into space?

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