ARISS News Release No.22-61
Dave Jordan, AA4KN
ARISSContact is Scheduled with Students at
Five Bridges Junior High School, Stillwater Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada
November20, 2022—Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has receivedschedule confirmation for an ARISS radio contact between an astronaut aboardthe International Space Station (ISS) and students at the Five Bridges JuniorHigh School located in Stillwater Lake, NS, CAN. ARISS conducts 60-80 of these special amateurradio contacts each year between students around the globe and crew memberswith ham radio licenses aboard the ISS.
Five Bridge Junior High School is a rural school located in thecommunity of Hubley, just outside Halifax, the Provincial Capital city of NovaScotia, Canada. Leading up to this ARISS contact, students are learning about spaceexploration through activities that includes constructing models of planetswithin our solar system, attending presentations from the Royal AstronomicalSociety of Canada, testing and growing of tomato seeds that have previouslyflown on the ISS, and examining black holes and the origins of the universe.Students are also learning about past lunar landings, the future Artemisprogram as well as the Gateway program. Local amateur radio operators have alsoprovided students with a series of presentations about amateur radio.
This will be a telebridge Contact via Amateur Radio allowing students to ask theirquestions of Astronaut Josh Cassada, amateur radio call sign KI5CRH. LocalCovid-19 protocols are adhered to as applicable for each ARISS contact. Thedownlink frequency for this contact is 145.800 MHZ and may be heard bylisteners that are within the ISS-footprint that also encompasses thetelebridge station.
The ARISS amateur radio ground station(telebridge station) for this contact is in Casale Monferrato, Italy. The amateur radio volunteer team at theground station will use the callsign IK1SLD, to establish and maintain the ISSconnection.
TheARISS radio contact is scheduled for November 23, 2022 at 12:52 pm AST (NovaScotia) (16:52:06 UTC, 11:52 am EST, 10:52 amCST, 9:52 am MST, 8:52 am PST).
Thepublic is invited to watch the live stream at: https://www.ariotti.com/
Astime allows, students will ask these questions:
1.Why did you choose to be an astronaut?
2.What was the best or most interesting part of your training to become anastronaut?
3.What is it like to go through the atmosphere and into space at high speeds forextended periods of time?
4.Does everyone rest at the same time or do you work in shifts?
5.What is a day like for you on the ISS?
6.What do you hope to achieve with your experiments during your mission?
7.How will the use of robotics help Astronauts in the future?
8.What are your hobbies and how do you pursue them on the ISS?
9.What are problems that you have to anticipate/prepare for in space that youwould not have to on Earth?
10.What are some common misconceptions about astronauts?
11.How do you celebrate all the diverse nationalities, beliefs and religions whileon board the ISS?
12.When the ISS is retired from service in 2030 what will replace it in low earthorbit?
13.What kinds of equipment and materials had to come along for your specificmission?
14.If you weren't an astronaut what job would you have pursued and why?
15.If there was one thing you wanted young people to know about Space and/orAerospace Programs, what would it be?
16.How will the effects of increasing radiation from the sun affect life on theISS?
17.For students who are interested in Aerospace, what fields of science or skillsdo you recommend they explore?
18.How noisy is it in the ISS?
Amateur Radio on the InternationalSpace Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radiosocieties and the space agencies that support the International Space Station(ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur SatelliteCorporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the ISS NationalLab-Space Station Explorers, Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) andNASA’s Space communications and Navigation program. The primary goal of ARISSis to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, the arts, andmathematics topics. ARISS does this by organizing scheduled contacts viaamateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students. Before andduring these radio contacts, students, educators, parents, and communities takepart in hands-on learning activities tied to space, space technologies, andamateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org
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