An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Airdrie Space Science Club, Airdrie, Alberta, Canada on 08 Nov. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 19:14 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and VE6JBJ. The contact should be audible over Alberta, Canada 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.
The Airdrie Space Science Club (ASSC) is a community-based program in its fifth year. In conjunction with the Calgary Rocketry Association and the Calgary chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, its primary goal is to provide space-related activities for 10-14 year old youth. These activities fall under a number of categories:
Rocket building- depending upon the experience and abilities of the member, they will build model rockets at each monthly meeting. With the assistance of members of the Calgary Rocketry Association, club members will develop their construction skills on a variety of projects of varying skill levels. Members can work through projects at their own speed and may even wish to work on them at home if they are comfortable. They may also purchase their own kits and get help from our CRA mentors at our meetings.
Launches- Once members have completed their kits, they may launch them at the monthly launches held at a local soccer park in the parking lot. Even if they are not done a kit, they may come and watch other club members or those from the CRA who join us for launches.
Star Parties- In the spring and in the fall, we host a Star Party. The evening begins with a presentation in the school followed by an opportunity to look through the telescopes that have been set up in the Monklands Soccer Park inside the Airdrie City limits.
Balloon- In May, we will release a High Altitude Helium Balloon and follow it until it returns to earth. The balloon carries a tracker and cameras that will show what can be seen of the earth from approximately 33 km (more than 100 000 feet). This takes place on a Saturday morning and lasts for a few hours for those who chase the balloon.
1. What does it smell like inside the ISS and Soyuz?
2. Would a metal item, like the ISS structure, corrode in space?
3. With all of the debris floating in space, are you ever worried about the
station or an astronaut on a spacewalk being hit?
4. Is there something unexpected that has happened to you in space?
5. What's the temperature inside the station? Do you have a furnace?
6. What time zone do you use on the ISS?
7. Are space suits adjustable so when you grow in microgravity, it doesn't
get too small?
8. How often do you contact your family and friends and how do you make
9. How many personal belongings do you get to bring into space with you?
10. How many people can stay on the ISS at one time?
11. What is the trickiest thing you have to do up there that is easy to do
12. Do you get enough sleep and rest? Is it hard to sleep in space?
13. What are the latest techniques astronauts are using to keep their
strength and muscle mass while in space?
14. What is the best thing about being up there that you wish your riends
and family could experience too?
15. If you get a cut in space, does your blood clot the same way?
16. Are you doing any experiments on the ISS to aid in our journey to the
Moon and Mars?
17. What happens if you get a cavity or the flu while in space?
18. Do you miss seeing changes in weather like a sunny day or a snow storm?
19. What advice do you have for future astronauts?
20. Were you involved in model rocketry when you were young?
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Thank you & 73,
David - AA4KN
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