An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Ulluriaq School, Kangiqsualujjuaq, QC, Canada
on 28 Mar. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 16:14 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 LU8YY. The contact should be audible over Argentina 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.
Kangiqsualujjuaq is an Inuit village located on the east coast of Ungava Bay located 950 miles northeast of Montreal. Kangiqsualujjuaq is pronounced "kan-JIK-soo-an-oo-joo-ak" and means "very large Bay". Industries in Kangiqsualujjuaq include hunting of caribou, seal and beluga whale, Arctic char fishing, and the production of Inuit art.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. Where do you sleep?
2. What happens when you sneeze in zero gravity?
3. How do you use the bathroom in space?
4. Is the internet the same as on earth? Is there WIFI on the space station?
5. How do you communicate with your families?
6. How long does it take to get to the space station and is it the same on
the way back to earth?
7. What do you do if you have an emergency and need to go to the doctor?
8. How long can humans stay in space and what is the longest stay so far?
9. What kind of food do you eat in space?
10. Other than Earth, which planet do you think humans could live on and why?
11. Have you ever floated outside the space station? What is it like?
12. How do you control the space station when you're sleeping?
13. Do astronauts get paid like everyone else?
14. How do you wash yourself each day on the space station?
15. What types of research are you personally involved with?
16. Did you want to be an astronaut when you were young?
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Next planned event(s):
1. 58th Hamilton Scout Group, Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, direct via
VE3DC. The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is David St-Jacques KG5FYI
Contact is go for: Sat 2019-04-06 18:31 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 Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) 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 informal education venues. With the help of experienced amateur radio volunteers, ISS crews speak directly with large audiences in a variety of public forums. Before and during these radio contacts, students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org, www.amsat.org, and www.arrl.org.
Thank you & 73,
David - AA4KN
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