An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at The Children's Inn at NIH (National Institutes of Health), Bethesda, MD on Sept. 23. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 20:08 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 ON4ISS. The contact should be audible over Belgium 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.
Watch for live coverage at: https://childrensinn.org/in-the-news/iss-astronaut-to-talk-to-ill-children-a...
The Children's Inn at NIH is partnering with the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) to host Ask an Astronaut: Biomedical Science Edition. The event will give children receiving care at NIH a unique science and technology experience. They will learn about the importance of biomedical research in space, including NCATS' Tissue Chips in Space program, which recently sent five projects to the International Space Station and which some current crew members worked on (thank you!).
About The Children's Inn at NIH
The Children's Inn is an independent nonprofit that provides "a place like home" to families of children with rare or critical illnesses whose best hope is a clinical research trial at the NIH Clinical Center, the world's largest hospital dedicated to biomedical research. The Inn strives to fully and consistently meet the needs of our families during their children's treatments by providing housing and support services-all at no cost to them-and reducing the burdens of illness through therapeutic, educational and recreational programming.
The Ask an Astronaut event at The Inn will be different from ARISS's typical events with students in a classroom setting. The children at The Inn are seriously ill, so the goal will be on having a fun and stimulating experience. Kids can enjoy the wonder of talking with astronauts on the space station, learning what it's like to live in space and work on cool science experiments like Tissue Chips in Space. They also can learn about ham radio and how the astronauts can use it to communicate with other children all around the world.
Thank you for taking time to speak with these children.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. What's it like to go up in a rocket ship?
2. How are experiments conducted in space?
3. Are there aliens in space? Do you see foreign creatures?
4. What's the coolest thing you've seen in space?
5. If you get sick in space how do you get medical treatment?
6. What do you do for fun in space?
7. How many times have you been in space?
8. How are body tissues affected by being in space?
9. Heidi, 13: Could being space be helpful to different medical
10. What medicine do you have to take before you go into space?
11. What advice do you have for someone who wants to become an
12. What changes have you seen in your trips to space?
13. How do you prepare food in space?
14. Are your energy levels affected from being in space?
15. What is the weight of the space station?
16. Would you rather live with gravity or without gravity?
17. Does your hair grow faster in space?
18. What books or classes influenced you to be an astronaut?
19. What effects do space have on your sleep?
20. Do you get to FaceTime in space to talk to your family? How often?
21. What time zone is it in space?
22. Does your body change in space?
23. What are some things that you like about being in space?
24. How do you become an astronaut and travel into space?
25. What do you do to prepare for your travel into space?
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Next planned event(s):
1. University of Colorado Amateur Radio Club, Boulder, CO, telebridge
via IK1SLD. The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS
The scheduled astronaut is Nick Hague KG5TMV
Contact is go for: Tue 2019-09-24 17:43 UTC
Watch for livestream starting about 15 minutes before AOS at
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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