An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Mildred Hall School, Yellowknife, NT, Canada
on 03 May. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 18:32 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.
Mildred Hall, a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 School, is located in the heart of downtown Yellowknife with Frame Lake and its beautiful trail almost sitting in its backyard. It houses 271 students from the ages of 4 to 14 with very diverse backgrounds and cultures. Almost 80% of the students are Indigenous, so it boasts programming that is relevant to hands-on learning, science inquiry, outdoor experiential opportunities and the instruction of English, French and Dogrib. Our basic beliefs revolve around the acronym SOAR- Share what you have (S), Ownership (O), Achieve your very best (A) and Respect everyone and everything around you. (R).
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. Why is space travel so important to astronauts and other humans?
2. I saw a picture you took of the northern lights and we have a lot of them
over here in Yellowknife. Are you able to fly through the northern
3. How do you see the sun from where you are? Is there a sunrise or sunset?
Is it different to how we see it on earth?
4. How long are you there and how long can a person stay in space? Does it
affect your body in anyway, causing irreversible consequences?
5. Do you constantly work up there? Do you do anything for fun? If
6. What is your favorite thing about being in space?
7. What is the most challenging thing about being in space?
8. Does your hair and nails grow at the same rate in space? Is there
anything different about the way they grow?
9. If there is an emergency on the space station and you have to escape, is
there an emergency pod? If not what happens?
10. What is gravitational time dilation?
11. How do you keep time in space? Are you in a time zone?
12. Do you think humans will ever live on another planet?
13. What were you thinking when you blasted off?
14. What is the strangest thing you have ever seen or experienced in space?
15. Is it as silent as movies show? Why?
16. What do you miss the most while you are there?
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Next planned event(s):
1. Walter Murray Collegiate Institute, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada via
LU8YY. The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is David St-Jacques KG5FYI
Contact is go for: Mon 2019-05-06 17:35:50 UTC
2. Moriah Central School, Port Henry, NY, telebridge via K6DUE
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Nick Hague KG5TMV
Contact is go for: Tue 2019-05-07 13:15:35 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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