An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Kugluktuk High School, Kugluktuk Nunavut, Canada
on 03 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:32 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 IR0ISS and IK1SLD. The contact should be audible over Italy 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.
Kugluktuk is situated at the confluence of the Coppermine River and the Coronation Gulf. The hamlet has a population of approximately 1600 people; JHI KHS serve over 400 fabulous students from K to 12.
'Kugluk' is the Innunaqtun word for 'fast moving water', 'tuk' means 'place of'. The Copper Inuit have survived & thrived in this area for generations.
We are located at latitude 67º 50' N and longitude 115º 06' W. Being 142 km north of the Arctic Circle means that the sun does not rise for 34 days in the winter and does not set for more than a month after May 28 in the summer. We are a fascinating people who live in a dynamic environment characterized by extreme variations!
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. How much longer will the space station be in operation?
2. The next space station is planned for a moon orbit, why a moon orbit?
3. What is the longest we can stay in space given the present technology on
4. Are there any plans to build gravity modules for the space station and
will this allow us to stay longer in space?
5. What is the greatest challenge facing you on space station?
6. What is the most important qualification or attribute one can have to seek
out a career involving work in space?
7. What long term impacts occur to those who stay in space for long periods,
8. What is daily life like on space station - do you follow a schedule?
9. Did you change your diet in preparation for space life or can you eat most
of the same foods?
10. What are the impacts of zero gravity on overall digestive function?
11. Besides humans, what other life forms do you have on board?
12. How long can the space station last in orbit without any rocket boost to
maintain its orbit?
13. Do you ever fly over the Arctic and what does that look like from up
14. Does space look different from where you are?
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Thank you & 73,
David - AA4KN
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