An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at ESA Space Camp, Külsheim, Germany on 03 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:47 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 W6SRJ. The contact should be audible over the west coast of the U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.
The European Space Agency (ESA )Space Camp 2015 will be held in the Germany at a sport and activity centre Aktiv-Welt in Külsheim, which is situated on the beautiful landscape of Baden-Württemberg. The camp will run from Sunday 26 July to Saturday 8 August 2015.
165 children aged 8 to 17 years old will be participating in this annual space camp from every ESA establishment in Europe where their parents are working. The children will learn in the spirit of international cooperation and team work where the camp theme of " My planet, beyond Earth", will be take these young explorers on a continuing journey around our planet and beyond. The children will be participating in a range of physical and cultural activities as well as a full space education program.
Apart from the science element, the children will learn how to work as part of a team, to be respectful of different cultures and embrace and appreciate the various talents each child brings to a group. Good training for any 'first contacts' that the future may bring! Learning through active participation will be paramount as with every camp - as well as having FUN!
Beyond Earth - as last year, the children will continue to 'reach for the stars' with new and innovative activities involving rocket design and launches as well as making observations of the night sky using telescopes. With such an environment as in Külsheim, we hope to explore more of the sky in relatively low light pollution.
The children will be expected to communicate activities in a range of ways from designing and drawing to building models. It is hoped that the spirit of fun and collaboration with such an international group of young children will enable them to learn new things as well as share information which will help each other be better acquainted with the space environment their families work in.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. What was the most difficult thing to learn during the training?
2. What do you like to do most in your spare time when you are not doing
3. What every day object are you missing on the space station?
4. Can you talk with your family in the space?
5. How is the new espresso machine at the ISS?
6. Can you tell us if there is a difference with growing things like
vegetables compared to on Earth?
7. Does the weightless situation impact your body in terms of 'size',
circumference and length?
8. What inspiration do you get from the view of planet Earth from space?
9. What smell does your shower gel have and does it work?
10. What is the most important difference between life on ISS and life on
11. Is there a difference between night and day like on earth?
12. How do astronauts sleep in space?
13. What do you do in your free time?
14. Do astronauts play football in Space?
15. What are the differences between your expectations of space travel and
the reality of space travel?
16. Do you use robotic tools at the space station?
17. What happens if someone gets sick on the ISS?
18. Do you miss any food from your home country?
19. Do you have internet and Wi-Fi access on the ISS?
20. Can you get fresh bread on the ISS?
21. Have there ever been animals aboard the ISS?
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Next planned event(s):
1. Maroochydore State School, Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia,
telebridge via LU1CGB
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS
Contact is a go for: Thu 06Aug2015, 10:10 UTC
2. Space Jam 9, Rantoul, IL, telebridge via IK1SLD
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS
The scheduled astronaut is Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS
Contact is a go for: Sat 08Aug2015, 16:57 UTC
ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the volunteer support and leadership from AMSAT and IARU societies around the world with the ISS space agencies partners: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA.
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.ariss.org/
Thank you & 73,
David - AA4KN
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