An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Kantonsschule Musegg, Luzern, Switzerland on 04 Feb. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:20UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and HB9HSLU. The contact should be audible over Switzerland 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.
Musegg Grammar School Lucerne - Our school is a short-term grammar school in the heart of Lucerne, where students can obtain their "Matura exam" (A-levels) within four years. We accept students on the basis of them having completed two or three years of secondary school.
Momentarily, 480 pupils are attending our school and are being taught by a total of 83 teachers. We have an independent profile which is focused on an artistic and paedagogical teaching culture. Music and arts are of great importance in our school tradition and our daily school life.
Our major subjects are creative arts, biology/chemistry, music, paedagogics/psychology/philosophy, physics/applied mathematics, economics/law. Our school offers eight special weeks per school year which permit an interdisciplinary approach to various topics.
The "Matura exam" (A-levels), the final diploma of our grammar school, enables our students to study at any university in Switzerland.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. We take a lot of photos today. When you first arrived in space, did you
take a picture of the Earth, sunrise, sunset or anything else? 2. If your country has an upcoming election, are you able to vote on the ISS? 3. Suppose you woke up and realized that the Earth isn't there anymore - what
would you do? 4. What's your favorite city to look at from space? 5. Now that you have lived in space, would you colonize Mars? 6. Have you ever been afraid of never getting back to Earth? 7. What do you do when you have an argument with the other astronauts? 8. Do you believe that there are other living creatures in space beyond
Earth? 9. What experiment are you conducting at the moment? 10. How has the experience of seeing our planet from outside and far away
influenced your mindset and outlook on life? 11. What do you think of Elon Musk and his involvement in space travel,
population of Mars and reusable rockets? 12. Is it possible to get sick on the ISS? 13. Do you have any free time, if yes what do you do? 14. How long did it take you to get used to zero-gravity? 15. What do you miss most from the Earth? 16. How does time pass? Slower or faster than on Earth, what does it feel
like? 17. Can you take any personal object to space with you? 18. Why did you choose to become an astronaut? 19. What is your favorite food on the ISS? 20. What did you feel when you reached the orbit and saw our galaxy?
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Next planned event(s):
1. Amur State University, Blagoveshchensk, Russia, direct via UA6HZ The scheduled astronaut is Oleg Konenenko Contact is go for Tue 2019-02-05 08:25 UTC
About ARISS: 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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AO-73/Funcube-1 is now in transponder mode for the weekend. Plan is to switch it back to educational mode on Sun pm or Mon am UTC.
73s Jim G3WGM and the FUNcube team