An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at the Scout Space Jamboree, Octave Chanute Air Museum, Rantoul, Illinois on Sun July 19, 09 at 15:51:03 UTC.The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:51:03 UTC.The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and LU8YY. The contact should be audible over portions of South America. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.
The Chanute Air Museum collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets aviation and aerospace artifacts that relate to the life and accomplishments of Octave Chanute, Chanute Field/Chanute Air Force Base and its technical training programs, the history of military aviation and Illinois aviation.
The museum reaches out to youth with Aviation Camp and this year will host the first "Space Jam Enterprise 2009" for Boy and Girl Scouts.
The Space Jam team believes in the greatest adventure! And that the climb has only just begun! Space Jam is all about exposing pre-college youth to technology, excitement, and the people embarked on the adventure. With luck they will chose to set sail to careers, hobbies and providing support to bring the world closer to the next step in the climb!
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. I know you have a lot to do but do you get time to just enjoy the ride?
2. Did you always know you would be an astronaut or were you just lucky?
3. Our troop recycles a lot of aluminum cans; do you recycle on the ISS?
4. What was your favorite planet when you were a kid and what is your
5. Do you think people will be living on Mars some day and when can I go
6. What is an ion pulse engine and how fast will it go on the way to Mars?
7. If we send you some of our patches can you send us some of yours?
8. What can I do to become an astronaut?
9. Do you think we will find life on other planets?
10. Have you gone on a space walk and what was the coolest part?
11. What is the lowest orbit that a satellite can maintain around the Earth?
12. Are you having fun being an astronaut?
13. Is it difficult to sleep in Space?
14. Since everything around you floats, how do you know which way is up?
15. Do you ever get to eat real food, like on Earth?
16. When do you think we will put a man on Mars and would you like to go?
17. Will you dream about floating in space when you come back to Earth?
18. Has anyone brought any hobbies with them to the Space Station?
19. How many languages do you speak?
20. Were you a Boy Scout and which Merit Badge was the most fun for you?
21. How do you take out the garbage?
22. What made you want to become an astronaut?
23. What video games do you play?
24. Has the International Space Station ever been hit by a meteor?
Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact.
Next planned event(s):
1. EU Special Event, Eichenlaubschule Weiskirchen, Weiskirchen, Germany, Sun 19 July 09 17:54:43 UTC
2. Escola E.B.2/3 de S. Romão do Coronado, Trofa, Portugal, Tue 21 July 09 17:07 UTC
3. Ugo Guidi, Forte dei Marmi, Lucca, Italy Thu 23 July 09 19:35 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 countries.
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/ (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of Canada).
Thank you & 73,
David - AA4KN