An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at SK Putrajaya Presint 9, Putrajaya, Malaysia on 01 Nov. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:14 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and 9M2RPN. The contact should be audible over Malaysia 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.
Our first ARISS contact was made in 2007 when, Malaysia's first Astronaut Shiekh Muzapher went on board ISS. Since then it has become a yearly affair and would be our 8th year of making direct contact with ISS. Since schools do not have ground stations they make use of the Satellite Ground Station at the National Planetarium under the call sign of 9M2RPN. ARISS program does produce a tremendous interest and is really a seeding operation for tomorrow's space scientists and future astronauts.
1. How does earth look like from space?
2. Can you see the Great Wall of China from space?
3. Do you have a telescope on ISS to look at the earth?
4. What is like to bleed in Space?
5. What is microgravity?
6. How is one get treated in case of sudden sickness in space?
7. Can you weigh yourself in weightlessness?
8. Does ISS orbit continually trace the same path across the earth?
9. Do you sweat in space?
10. Can you grow seeds in space?
11. Do any Newton's laws don't work on ISS?
12. What time zone do you observe in space?
13. How many sun rises and sun sets you see in space?
14. How often you get to speak to your families in space?
15. Since there are astronauts from different countries what language is
16. How do you get continual supply of oxygen aboard ISS?
17. How would a candle burn in space?
18. How long does it take to regain your normal physical ability when you
return to earth?
19. If you sneeze in space do you propel backwards?
20. Can you see stars in daytime when you are in space?
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Next planned event(s):
1. Gulf English School, Kuwait City, Kuwait and Language High School
"Geo Milev", Dobrich, Bulgaria, telebridge via K6DUE
Contact is a go for: Tue 04Nov2014, 12:56 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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