CORRECTED RELEASE: Please note that the original ARISS press release for North Point School for Boys, Calgary, Alberta, Canada sent on 3/17/2019 at 11:43 UTC, stated that the contact should be audible over Alberta, Canada. This was incorrect.
The contact will instead be audible over Italy and adjacent areas. We sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Below is a corrected copy.
An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at North Point School for Boys, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
on 20 Mar. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 20:16 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 OR4ISS and IK1SLD. The contact should be audible over Italy 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.
North Point School for Boys, a private school in Calgary, provides a setting for boys from Kindergarten to Grade 9 in which they are challenged and motivated, developing into young men of integrity with a genuine love of learning. Through strong mentors, experiential learning and blended learning, students discover who they are and how they learn. Students will be learning about the International Space Station through social discussion, science class and engineering academy. Students will be building a scale model of the International Space Station and learning Canada's commitment to the space program.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. How did you train to become an astronaut?
2. What do you do all day?
3. Is time different on the space station?
4. What is it like being weightless in space?
5. Is it hard to move around?
6. What is your favourite space food?
7. What is the coolest thing you have seen while on the space station?
8. How long does it take to get used to zero gravity?
9. What did you bring with you to the International Space Station?
10. Was it scary launching on the Space Shuttle?
11. Will you get to do a spacewalk?
12. Do you operate the Canadarm?
13. What does the sunrise look like?
14. How long was the Soyuz ride?
15. What is your rank with the Canadian Space Agency?
16. Do you get to see all the parts of the International Space Station?
17. Can you see Canada from space?
18. How do astronauts breathe with their EVA suits on?
19. Do astronauts eat together?
20. What is it like being in space?
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Thank you & 73,
David - AA4KN
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