NOTE: There has been a reschedule for the Moriah Central School - Pt. Henry, NY ARISS contact. This is a corrected reissue of the original press release for the school. The contact is now scheduled for June 6:
An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Moriah Central School, Port Henry, NY on 06 Jun. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 16:54 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 VK6MJ. The contact should be audible over Australia 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.
Moriah Central School is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. It is a K-12 public school with nearly 800 students and 50 teachers. Located near the beautiful Lake Champlain, Moriah Central School is home of the Vikings! With many successful academic and athletic programs such as football, basketball, cheerleading, drama club, band, chorus and many student clubs, many opportunities are available for all students. In addition to a new educational technology center, the district is proud of our distance learning lab, amateur radio station, computer programming classes, and other programs designed specifically in helping the surrounding communities in Essex County. Moriah Central School District proclaims its mission to be the provision of a safe, supportive, and academically challenging environment for all students in our community. We are dedicated to the goals of educational excellence, preparation for college and careers, and the development of a high level of citizenship.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. What is the purpose of the International Space Station and why is it a
value to all of humanity?
2. What is the most amazing thing you have seen from the space station?
3. What do you get to do in your free time when you are not working?
4. What types of computer programming languages were used to write the
software on board the International Space Station?
5. What is your favorite piece of hardware to use on the space station and
what does it do?
6. What types of computers are you using on board, and what operating systems
do they run?
7. Do you get to listen to music in space, and if so what do you all like to
8. What is the most difficult and dangerous thing about living in space?
9. How many people can fit on board the space station safely?
10. What is your favorite science experiment on board?
11. What do you think the importance of future space stations will be?
12. What is the importance of Amateur Radio on the Space Station?
13. What is the status of CIMON (Simon) the Artificially Intelligent robot
that was sent to the ISS?
14. How did you become an Astronaut? Does your training for space start
right away or do you have to move up in ranking?
15. What is your favorite food in space?
16. Are there any manmade objects on earth you can see from the space
17. Do you keep a journal of everything you do on board to remember in the
18. What can scientists do on Earth to help you on the Space Station?
19. What is the best part of working with people from different countries
20. What have you learned the most from living and working in Space?
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Next planned event(s):
1. Amur State University, Blagoveshchensk, Russia, direct via TBD
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS
The scheduled astronaut is Aleksey Ovchinin
Contact is a go for Wed 2019-06-05 07:50 UTC
2. Dum detí a mládeze Olomouc (House of Children and Youth Olomouc),
Olomouc, Czech Republic, direct via OK2KWX
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS
The scheduled astronaut is Nick Hague KG5TMV
Contact is go for: Sat 2019-06-08 13:05:59 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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