An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Kingston Community School, Kingston SE, South Australia, Australia
on Sept. 3. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:06 UTC. It is recommended that you start listening approximately 10 minutes before this time. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and K6DUE. The contact should be audible over the east coast of the U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.
Watch for live simulcast at Echolink node *HAM* 69556 / IRLP 9556 / AllStar 48820
Staff, students and caregivers at Kingston Community School are committed to continuously improving their actions to ensure personalised education for all. The school is committed to fostering partnerships between families, as they are key to supporting student learning. We recognize student voice is vital in this partnership along with disciplinary knowledge and challenging tasks.
We believe that all students are capable of success across the Early Years Learning Framework, Australian Curriculum and South Australian Certificate of Education, and that our learning programs will equip all students to engage in future employment and civic life both locally and globally.
All Educators at Kingston Community School have a responsibility to ensure that all young people have the level of literacy and numeracy that enables them to engage with, and succeed in, the world beyond the school gate.
At Kingston Community School we foster a STEM approach, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity & curiosity, communication, teamwork, innovation & entrepreneurship and adaptability.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. What is the most challenging thing about living on the ISS?
2. How did you prepare and train for your mission and does that include
preparing for no gravity?
3. What is the effect on your body of no gravity?
4. What experiments are you currently doing at the moment and why do
you do them in space?
5. Are you able to grow any fresh foods in the Space Station and if so,
can you eat them?
6. What sorts of meals do you eat and how do you prepare them?
7. What happens to all your rubbish and waste up in the space station?
8. Is solar power the only energy source used to power the space
9. Are the astronauts onboard in control of the ISS like a pilot, or
does it fly itself? What keeps it in orbit?
10. How fast is the ISS moving and how far above Earth are you?
11. Has the Space Station ever been damaged or hit my asteroids or an
object in space?
12. What happens if an astronaut gets sick while up in the space
13. How do you get air when you're in space?
14. What is the hardest thing about doing a spacewalk?
15. What impact does the lack of gravity have on your body?
16. When we do science experiments to make sure things are fair, we
sometimes have to measure liquids or weigh things. With no gravity
how do you do this in space?
17. What is it like when you re: enter the earth's atmosphere and
18. How many parachutes do the capsules have?
19. What sort of rehabilitation do you need to have after you arrive
back on Earth?
20. Has NASA explored if artificial gravity could be created in space?
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Next planned event(s):
1. Galileo STEM Academy, Eagle, ID, direct via W7GSA
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Nick Hague KG5TMV
Contact is go for: Tue 2019-09-03 16:05 UTC
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the ISS National Lab and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or public forms. Before and during these radio contacts, students, educators, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org.
Thank you & 73,
David - AA4KN
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