An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Amino Kita Elementary School, Kyotango, Japan on 06 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:25 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8J3AK. 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.
Amino Kita Elementary School was opened on April 1, 1983. Our school is located at the northernmost tip of Kyoto Prefecture in Japan.
We have 244 students now, who all study hard and pursue sports actively. Our school is surrounded by a rich, natural environment.
The location of our school is recognized as a part of Quasi-National Park and the National Geo Park. It is also only 100 meters away from the beach. Students in the 6th grade swim one kilometer in the sea every year. During the current season, summer, a lot of lights from squid fishing boats can be seen in the sea at night. Maybe you can see them from the ISS?
Our school has beautiful grounds covered with green grass. At recess, our students play in the grounds full of energy. There are straight hallways more than 100 meters long in our school. They are sometimes used in our arithmetic classes to learn how to measure distance.
The members of our space club will ask you some questions today. These questions were thought of by all of the students. It is a new club that began this year. They are studying the stars and moon, and practicing English hard so that they can make contact with you. All of the people in our school are really looking forward to getting in touch with the astronauts in the ISS.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. Does the earth look beautiful from the ISS?
2. Do you have any difficulties while you are living in zero gravity?
3. Why did you decide to be an astronaut?
4. How can you distinguish between morning and night in space?
5. How do you go to the toilet?
6. Do you have any special experiences in space?
7. When did you start to think about going to space?
8. How do you have meals in the ISS?
9. What kind of things can you see from the ISS?
10. How is the air supplied in the ISS?
11. How does the earth look from space?
12. Can we go to space someday?
13. Do we need any license to go to space?
14. How do you get back to the earth?
15. How many people can stay in the ISS?
16. Do you feel hot or cold in space?
17. What will you do if some parts of the ISS go wrong?
18. Are there any seasons in space?
19. What are the hard things while you are working in space?
20. What is a lovely thing in space for you?
21. How do thunder or the northern lights look from space?
22. What was the toughest thing in your training to be an astronaut?
23. What is space for you?
24. How do you sleep in the ISS?
25. What kind of jobs are you doing in the ISS?
26. What will you do if you get sick in the ISS?
27. What kind of space food do you like?
28. How much does the space suit weigh?
29. Have you ever seen an alien?
30. What do you want to do when you get back to the earth?
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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
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