An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Bisei Elementary School, Ibara, Japan on 27 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:52 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8N4STAR. 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.
Bisei Elementary School was established at 1970. Bisei town is small town. And we have 162 students.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. What is the temperature of the universe?
2. How is the sun seen from the space station?
3. How are stars seen from there?
4. How is the universe seen from there?
5. How is the earth seen from there?
6. How is Japan seen from there?
7. What kind of experiment is conducted?
8. How did you feel when you came to the space station for the first time?
9. Are space foods delicious?
10. How many kinds of space foods are there?
11. How do you feel without gravity?
12. What is inconvenient in the space station?
13. How long have you stayed in the space station?
14. How many crews are there in the space station?
15. What do you do in your free time in the space station?
16. When you were a child, did you want to become an astronaut?
17. Can you watch some TV program in the space station?
18. How is mountain seen from here?
19. What did you train to go to the space station?
20. Is there any good thing in the space station?
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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.
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Thank you & 73,
David - AA4KN
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