An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Team Sky and Rocket (NPO Sora-To-Rocket-Dan), Kariya, Aichi, Japan on 09 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:00 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8J2YSM. The contact should be audible over Japan 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.
Team Sky and Rocket was founded in 2010. Activities include the production of a model rocket and launch it by children.
Held a lecture by Professor of Aerospace Engineering. We held "The Cosmic College"in collaboration with JAXA in 2012 in the city of Kariya.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. What do you do to hold leadership focusing on international cooperation?
2. If you touch water droplets in a zero gravity environment, would they
stay droplets or would you get wet?
3. Were you ever scared in space life?
4. How do you see stars from ISS? Do you see many more or brighter stars
than those seen from the Earth?
5. In space, are the stars shining (twinkling)?
6. What did you think when you first saw the earth from space ?
7. What's your most successful experiment in this mission so far?
8. When have you been glad you became an astronaut?
9. What personal items have you taken to the space station?
10. Does zero gravity ruin your hairstyle ?
11. When you exercise and sweat, do you have trouble with the sweat kept on
12. Can you grow plants well in space?
13. What happens if you have gas in space?
14. Has Kirobo ever been broken?
15. How did you feel when the hatch of ISS opened?
16. Do you do any special things on crews' birthdays and Christmas or New
17. Which is comfortable, American space shuttle or Russian Soyuz?
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Thank you & 73,
David - AA4KN
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