An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants Troop 2nd & 3rd Iruma Group, Saitama Scout Council Scout Association Of Japan, Iruma, Japan on 14 Apr. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:15 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds.
The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8N1BSI. 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.
The Boy Scouts Iruma has a ham radio club (Callsign is JQ1YWJ). Many Scouts got the hams license until now.
Also, this year we have the license class. Some Scouts will get the license soon.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. What do you do on a holiday in the ISS?
2. If friendly aliens tried contact to the ISS, have you some action them?
3. Are there several rooms in the ISS?
4. What do you do first at time when you returned to the earth?
5. What is it to have thought that it was good that you come to the space?
6. What is the motive that you were going to become an astronaut?
7. When you sleep in ISS, what would you do?
8. Can you take a bath in the ISS?
9. How many friends did of you increase since you became an astronaut?
10. The outer space is weightless, but is there the magnetic force?
11. Don't you get tired only with space foods for months?
12. I heard that you cultivated a morning glory before in space, but raise
any plant now?
13. You are in the space, and what is it to be fun?
14. Does it rain in the outer space?
15. How does it show the thunder from the space? Please let me know.
16. The earth has heard that it is a model like a pumpkin not a complete
globe, but can confirm it from the space?
17. What is your mission at the space station?
18. Which do you like, solar eclipse or moon eclipse?
19. How long do you sleep every day?
20. What is the surprise thing did you surprise in space?
21. What is a figure of the most impressive earth which you watched in space?
22. Can you see the ground building from the space? What were you able to
Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact.
Next planned event(s):
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