An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Indian Trails Middle School, Winter Springs, FL
on 27 Sept. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 17:52 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 VK4KHZ. The contact should be audible over portions of 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.
Indian Trails Middle School is a 6th through 8th grade Seminole County public Middle School located in Winter Springs Florida. The school is a 5 Star rated with exemplary community involvement. As a recipient of the Gold and Silver Awards, the school has demonstrated exemplary involvement in volunteer programs. Indian Trails Middle School has a student body of 1246 students. Students strive for excellence in academics, arts, physical fitness and future ready skills. A staff of 94 teachers, administrators, and support personnel pride themselves on instilling these skills and values in our students. Students are offered over 20 different elective choices to broaden their minds to numerous opportunities while developing a strong academic core. Electives such as robotics and renewable energy are popular among the student population. The mission of the Indian Trails Middle School Community is to provide all students a safe, supportive environment where academic excellence is encouraged, individual strengths and talents are fostered, and respect for the rights of others prevail.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. What complications arise when working on the ISS and how are they
2. How are your energy levels affected by the irregular sleep schedule and
intensive exercise regime?
3. What kinds of experiments aboard the ISS influence the progress of putting
humans on Mars?
4. Is there anything you wish you could have trained more on before you went
5. My grandfather was an astronaut, Stuart Roosa (Apollo 14) and I never had
the chance to ask him: What is the most beautiful thing about space?
6. What type of studies do you conduct and how do they help us here on planet
7. If I want to be an astronaut, what advice would you give me?
8. I know usually in an airplane, in high altitude, my taste buds get thrown
off. Does that happen with you being in space?
9. What is the most challenging obstacle to overcome to grow vegetation in
10. How is working underwater and working in space similar and can you apply
marine studies to anything in space?
11. After being aboard the ISS for such a long period of time, does it start
to feel like a home to you?
12. Can you see the Tesla Roadster? What's the most interesting thing you've
seen from the ISS?
13. If the ISS was ever pushed off trajectory, would you feel it and what
would you do about it?
14. What is one thing that you wish people would ask you about being an
astronaut, but you never get asked?
15. Has your metabolism been affected due to microgravity? If so, how?
16. When creating the ISS, what was the goal in mind? Was that goal
17. Which experiment that you have done aboard the ISS interested you the
18. What is the hardest thing to adapt to in space?
19. What was the hardest thing you did during training to prepare for the
20. What made you decide to be an astronaut?
21. What is your favorite part of your day aboard the ISS?
22. How did you feel the first day in microgravity?
23. How does your previous career affect how you approach things now as an
24. Is space travel everything that you thought it was going to be? What is
something that surprised you?
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Next planned event(s):
1. IMP Aerospace & Defence, Goffs, NS, Canada, telebridge via VK4KHZ
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT
Contact cancelled per IMP request
1. Pell Elementary School, Newport, RI, telebridge via ON4ISS
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Ricky Arnold KE5DAU
Contact is a go for: Tue 2018-10-02 17:45 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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