ARISS event - Ashland Greenwood High School, Ashland, Nebraska USA, Wednesday (Aug 29) 16:03 UTC
by Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]
An International Space Station Expedition 15 ARISS school contact has
been planned with students at Ashland Greenwood High School, Ashland,
Nebraska USA on 29 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately
The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and K0ASH. The
contact should be audible in most of the central United States.
Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink.
In addition, the audio should be available via IRLP and EchoLink. The
participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.
Ashland-Greenwood Public School has 879 students and is actively engaged
in providing a well rounded education. The excitement has grown in the
curriculum areas of science and space because Astronaut Clay Anderson is
a 1977 graduate of the school. Ashland, Nebraska, population 2,262, is
located in southeastern Nebraska between Lincoln, the state capitol, and
Omaha. Principal products are agriculture and light manufacturing.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. What happens if someone becomes very ill during your mission?
2. Did being in space make you nauseous at first?
3. What was your shuttle ride like and how hard was it on your body?
4. What research projects are you working on in space? Which ones will
affect the people in Nebraska?
5. Was scuba diving part of your astronaut training?
6. What do you do with your spare time in space?
7. Were you required to learn a foreign language in order to
communicate with your crew members?
8. How is physical activity affected while in space? Do you burn more
calories? Do you have better stamina? How is your heart rate and blood
pressure affected? Would you rather do two a days for football in space
rather than on earth?
9. How do you get your exercise?
10. What do you do for entertainment?
11. What is the hardest thing to adjust to being in space?
12. What is your favorite thing to eat in space?
13. I heard many Boy Scouts became astronauts. Were you a boy scout?
14. What exercising do you do in space? What is the importance of
exercising often in space?
15. Were you required to learn mechanical skills in order to work on
the space station? If so what are some you had to do?
16. How has your goal of going to space, which to some may seem like a
lofty and near impossible goal that has become reality, affected how you
go about attaining and setting other goals in life? Do you work towards
these goals any differently than your dream of being in space?
17. Do you see a sunrise or a sunset everyday and if you do what are
the colors that you see when you look out your window?
18. How well do you get along with the people you work with?
19. What is the first thing you want to do when you get back to earth?
20. Is it hard to sleep?
21. Do you get dehydrated in space?
22. If you were working with tools on the space station and lost hold
of one, what would happen to it?
23. When you are on Earth and working with NASA is it hard to maintain
your personal life? Or is it like the military where you have no
24. What areas of your high school career helped you achieve your goal
of being an astronaut? Now that you are in space and when you come back
what will be next in your career?
25. You have been promoted to run the space station for the next year.
What would be your three highest priorities for its mission?
Information about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be found at
Next planned event(s):
Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin, Illinois, direct via N9CHA Wed
2007-09-05 18:38 UTC
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