PLEASE NOTE: There has been a correction to question #14 from our previous press release posting.
An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at PSU. Wittayanusorn School, Kho Hong District, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand on 30 Jan. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:06 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and E29AJ. The contact should be audible over Thailand and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.
PSU. Wittayanusorn School, established in 2005, is a Prince of Songkla University affiliated private high school in Hatyai, Songkhla Province, Thailand. The school serves approximately 1,200 students in 7th to 12th grade. The school's identity colors are blue and grey. The blue represents sustainability and grey stands for wisdom. The school motto is "wisdom brings lasting success and happiness". The guiding principle is "our soul is for the benefit of mankind". The desired characteristics of our students are "SMART+" which are referred to scientific mind, good manner, aesthetic appreciation, responsibility and reliability, teamwork, and +global citizenship. Green education is our school's uniqueness which focuses on education for sustainable development.
PSU. Wittayanusorn School is dedicated to create an exceptional teaching and learning environment in which morality is emphasized, science and mathematics concepts are embedded. The school curriculum is designed to maximize each student's potential for critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, community involvement, and responsible leadership. Additionally, the school has been selected by the Ministry of Science and Technology to be one of the first four regional schools of the country to host a special three-year science classroom program for high school level, grades 10 to 12, according to the proactive human resources development project to upgrade the science and technology capability of the country. The selection of students with high ability in mathematics and science for the science classroom program is carried out by the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology and closely collaborated with Prince of Songkla University. Each student who passes the selection will be entitled to a scholarship from grade 10 onwards, and subjected to certain additional criteria, he/she will be eligible for a scholarship until he/she can complete his/her education up to a doctoral degree level.
PSU Wittayanusorn School was accredited with the score 97.02% by the Office of National Education Standards and Quality Assessment on May 26, 2015.
1. Is there any microorganism in outer space and what kind are they?
2. How do you clean up yourself, and how often?
3.: How can you contact your family who live on Earth?
4. What is the most important qualification that astronaut should have?
5. What is your mission at ISS?
6. How do you save water?
7. For you, what is the hardest problem in the space?
8. How do you wash your clothes during you stay in space?
9. What were your preparations before going to space?
10. If the Earth ceases to be habitable for human beings, which planet could
be humanity's next home?
11. How do you deal with human waste in the space?
12. What do we have to study if we want to be an astronaut?
13. If you get a knife cut, what would the wound be like and how to heal the
14. What happens if you cut yourself?
15. Have you ever seen any strange stuff or phenomena in outer space such as
UFO and how does it look?
16. How does the new 7 Wonders of the World look from the ISS?
17. Is it possible to celebrate your birthday in the ISS, and what happens
when you blow the candles? What does the candle flame look like and why?
18. What are the differences between seeing the stars from the Earth and
seeing them from the space station?
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Next planned event(s):
1. Christ The King School, Rutland, Vermont, telebridge via VK4KHZ
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Tim Kopra KE5UDN
Contact is a go for: Thu 2016-02-04 18:28:16 UTC 88 deg
2 . "Gesmundo Moro Fiore" Secondary School, Terlizzi, Italy, telebridge via
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Timothy Peake KG5BVI
Contact is a go for: Sat 2016-02-06 09:09:01 UTC 40 deg
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Thank you & 73,
David - AA4KN
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