ARISS event - Christian Life Elementary School, Rockford, Illinois, USA , Wednesday (April 25) 19:21 UTC
by Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]
An International Space Station Expedition 15 ARISS school contact has
been planned with students at Christian Life Elementary School,
Rockford, Illinois, USA on 25 April. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 19:21 UTC.
The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and N9SH. The
contact should be audible in central and Eastern portions of North
America. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz
downlink. The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in
English. Additional listening options are listed below.
Christian Life Schools is a nationally accredited private school that
serves Pre-K through 12th grade students and its staff and faculty are
certified teachers. The school is located in the northeast side of
Rockford, Illinois which is 90 miles west of Chicago. The student body
is made up of students from the surrounding Rockford area; as well as,
southern Wisconsin families. Students participate in several after
school activities such as: Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball,
Softball, Scholastic Bowl, Chess Club, Math Olympics, Science Olympiad,
Cheerleading, and Student Council. Graduates from Christian Life have
moved on to: community colleges, state universities, and the military.
Students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. I have heard that you are growing plants up there. What kinds are
2. How do you get to see or talk to your friends and/or family?
3. If you had your choice, what would the next space project be and what
part would you do to see it happen?
4. What were some of your thoughts when you first boarded the
International Space Station?
5. What is the hardest thing to change in your lifestyle while in space?
6. Do you ever bring anything back from the Space Station?
7. What type of food do you eat in space?
8. What do you like about outer space?
9. Has your view of life and the universe changed since you've been in
10. Are their any other space crafts around the ISS, do you see them?
11. When did you know that you wanted to become an astronaut?
12. How do you go to sleep or do you even go to sleep?
13. What do you see that we will discover about space in the next 20
14. How do you get to different rooms?
15. For the couple of hours before you went into space, how did you
spend your time, knowing that you wouldn't be on earth for a long time?
16. What changes does your body experience when you enter and leave
17. What things do you do in your spare time when you aren't working?
18. As technology progresses now, how long do you think it will be until
we have bases on the moon?
Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS is not functioning in the
automatic modes properly and may be silent more than usual. Information
about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be found at
Next planned event(s):
Samuel-von-Pufendorf Gymnasium, Floeha, Germany, Sat 2007-04-28 14:19
UTC via DL0GYM
ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the
participating space agencies, NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES,
JAXA, and CSA, with the AMSAT and IARU organizations from participating
ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of
Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on-board the
International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see,
first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize
youngsters' interest in science, technology, and learning. Further
information on the ARISS program is available on the website
http://www.rac.ca/ariss (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of
Thank you & 73,
Kenneth - N5VHO