Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2013-09-21 17:30 UTC
Quick list of scheduled contacts and events:
Sarnelli De Donato Middle School, Polignano a Mare, Bari, Italy, telebridge via W6SRJ Contact was successful: Sat 2013-09-21 10:03:05 UTC 89 deg (***) Watch for live video stream: http://www.cittadellamediterraneascienza.it/webtv.php
Scuola Media Statale “Salvo D’Acquisto”, Cesano Maderno, Italy, telebridge via VK5ZAI Contact is a go: Tue 2013-09-24 10:18:13 UTC 80 deg Watch for possible last minute cancellation.
Collège de la Combraille, La Mouniaude À Chatelguyon, France, telebridge via VK5ZAI Contact is a go for: Sat 2013-09-28 08:39:06 UTC 70 deg
ARISS is requesting listener reports for the above contacts. Due to issues with the Kenwood radio that are not fully understood at present, the Ericsson radio is going to be used for these contacts. ARISS thanks everyone in advance for their assistance.
**************************************************************************** *** Looking for something new to do? How about receiving DATV from the ISS? If interested, then please review the document provided by Gaston Bertels ON4WF, the ARISS-Europe Chairman.
The webpages listed below were all reviewed for accuracy. Out of date webpages were removed and new ones have been added. If there are additional ARISS websites I need to know about, please let me know.
Note, all times are approximate. It is recommended that you do your own orbital prediction or start listening about 10 minutes before the listed time. All dates and times listed follow International Standard ISO 8061 date and time format YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS
Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school events is 854. (***) Each school counts as 1 event.
Year Direct % Telebridge % Direct/ % Direct/ Total Direct Telebridge Telebridge Telebridge 2000 1 100.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 2001 25 59.52 17 40.48 0 0.00 42 2002 25 60.98 16 39.02 0 0.00 41 2003 29 74.36 10 25.64 0 0.00 39 2004 25 71.43 10 28.57 0 0.00 35 2005 37 67.27 18 32.73 0 0.00 55 2006 31 65.96 16 34.04 0 0.00 47 2007 51 68.00 24 32.00 0 0.00 75 2008 33 53.23 29 46.77 0 0.00 62 2009 57 47.11 62 51.24 2 1.65 121 2010 31 64.58 16 33.33 1 2.08 48 2011 86 69.35 38 30.65 0 0.00 124 2012 51 54.84 42 45.16 0 0.00 93 2013 35 49.30 33 46.48 3 4.23 71
Grand 516 60.54 331 38.76 6 0.70 854 Total
Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school contacts is 836. (***) Each contact may have multiple schools sharing the same time slot.
Year Direct % Telebridge % Direct/ % Direct/ Total Direct Telebridge Telebridge Telebridge 2000 1 100.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 2001 25 59.52 17 40.48 0 0.00 42 2002 24 60.00 16 40.00 0 0.00 40 2003 29 74.36 10 25.64 0 0.00 39 2004 25 71.43 10 28.57 0 0.00 35 2005 36 66.67 18 33.33 0 0.00 54 2006 31 65.96 16 34.04 0 0.00 47 2007 51 68.00 24 32.00 0 0.00 75 2008 33 60.00 22 40.00 0 0.00 55 2009 57 47.11 62 51.24 2 1.65 121 2010 31 64.58 16 33.33 1 2.08 48 2011 78 67.24 38 32.76 0 0.00 116 2012 51 54.84 42 45.16 0 0.00 93 2013 35 50.00 33 47.14 2 2.86 70
Grand 507 60.65 324 38.76 5 0.60 836 Total
Total number of ARISS supported terrestrial contacts is 46.
Please feel free to contact me if more detailed statistics are needed.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++ US Hams, don’t forget that there is a new process for US school proposals. For US schools to have an ARISS contact, they must fill out a proposal, submit it to NASA, and see if they are approved or not. Once a school is approved and put on the list, an ARISS mentor will be assigned to assist the school.
NASA will have two open windows a year for schools to submit a proposal. The window for contacts during the second half of 2012 has already closed. Look for the window for first half 2013 contacts later this year. You must go through NASA to get the proposal material. Contact Teaching From Space, a NASA Education office, at [email protected] or by calling them at (281) 244-2320.
The following US states and entities have never had an ARISS contact: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, and the Virgin Islands.
ISS callsigns: DPØISS, NA1SS, OR4ISS, RSØISS
The ARISS (a joint effort of AMSAT, the ARRL, NASA, the ARISS internationa l partners including Canada, Russia, the European Partners, and Japan) operations team wishes to announce the following very tentative schedule for ARISS school contacts. This schedule is very fluid and may change at the last minute. Remember that amateur radio use on the ISS is considered secondary. Please check the various AMSAT and ARISS webpages for the latest announcements. Changes from the last announcement are noted with (***). Also, please check MSNBC.com for possible live retransmissions (http://www.msnbc.com/m/lv/default.asp). Listen for the ISS on the downlink of 145.8Ø MHz.
The crossband repeater has been active at times. The frequencies are uplink of 437.8Ø MHz and downlink of 145.8Ø MHz.
For information about educational materials available from ISS partner space Agencies, please refer to links on the ARISS Frequently Asked Questions page.
If you are interested in supporting an ARISS contact, then you must fill in an application. The ARISS operations mentor team will not accept a direct request to support an ARISS contact; the application must first be sent to the ARISS region coordinator.
You should also note that many schools think that they can request a specific date and time. Once an application has been accepted the ARISS mentors will work with the school to determine a mutually agreeable date.
There are several ARISS web sites:
ARISS Europe: http://www.ariss-eu.org/
ARISS Japan: http://www.jarl.or.jp/ariss/
Your completely filled out application should be returned to the nearest coordinating ARISS region if your specific region is not listed. E-mail is the preferred method of submitting an application.
Here are the email addresses: ARISS-Canada and all other countries not covered: [email protected] (Maurice-André Vigneault VA2MA/VE3VIG) ARISS-Europe: [email protected] (Francesco De Paolis, IK0WGF) ARISS-Japan and all Region 3 countries: [email protected] (Keigo Komuro JA1KAB) ARISS-Russia: [email protected] (Valerie Agabekov N2WW/UA6HZ) ARISS-USA: contact NASA at [email protected]
**************************************************************************** * QSL information may be found at: http://www.arrl.org/frequently-asked-questions http://www.rac.ca/ariss/oindex.htm#QSL%27s **************************************************************************** *
Other web sites that may be of interest include:
ARRL related websites: http://www.arrl.org/amateur-radio-on-the-international-space-station http://www.arrl.org/ariss
AMSAT related websites: http://www.amsat.org
Latest ARISS announcements and news http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/ariss/
Successful school list http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/Successful_ARISS_schools.rtf
NASA related websites:
Main page: http://www.nasa.gov/
For Educators: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html
For Students: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/index.html http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/teachingfromspace/students/ariss.h tml (instructions for US schools wanting to apply for a contact may be found here)
Teaching From Space (TIF): http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/teachingfromspace/contact_tfs/inde...
The ISS Fan Club website is: http://www.issfanclub.com
ON6SAT has a website at: http://on6sat.com/links/ ============================================================================ ===
IRLP website at: http://www.discoveryreflector.ca This new site will have the links for simulcast contacts that have IRLP and Echolink.
Additional information may be found on the amsat.org calendar of events for where to find the audio on EchoLink, IRLP and Shoutcast.
============================================================================ === Check out the Zoho reports of the ARISS contacts
ARISS School Contacts https://reports.zoho.com/ZDBDataSheetView.cc?DBID=412218000000020415
Successful ARISS contacts https://reports.zoho.com/ZDBDataSheetView.cc?OBJID=412218000000023448
ARISS Contacts per country https://reports.zoho.com/ZDBDataSheetView.cc?OBJID=412218000000023042
ARISS direct/telebridge Contacts per Country https://reports.zoho.com/ZDBDataSheetView.cc?OBJID=412218000000024821
ARISS Contacts per direct & telebridge https://reports.zoho.com/ZDBDataSheetView.cc?OBJID=412218000000023301
ARISS Contacts per ISS Station Callsign https://reports.zoho.com/ZDBDataSheetView.cc?OBJID=412218000000024886
ARISS Contacts per ISS Expeditions & Missions https://reports.zoho.com/ZDBDataSheetView.cc?OBJID=412218000000023084
ARISS Contacts per ISS operators https://reports.zoho.com/ZDBDataSheetView.cc?OBJID=412218000000023170
ARISS Contacts per Mentors https://reports.zoho.com/ZDBDataSheetView.cc?OBJID=412218000000023273
ARISS Contacts per Ground Station direct/telebridge https://reports.zoho.com/ZDBDataSheetView.cc?OBJID=412218000000024580 ============================================================================ ===
A listing of ARISS related magazine articles: http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/ARISS_magazine_articles.rtf Currently the list includes articles from CQ, CQ VHF, QST, and The AMSAT Journal. Please contact me directly if you have additional suggestions.
Exp. 36/37 on orbit Fyodor Yurchikhin RN3FI Karen L. Nyberg Luca Parmitano KF5KDP
To let you in on how tough it is to schedule contacts, here are some of the constraints the ARISS mentors must work under: Each Increment is 26 weeks in length.
For any given expedition, we typically may not schedule: 1. Anything the first 3 weeks. 2. During EVA weeks 3. at least 2 weeks prior to the Increment change. 4. no contacts during meal and exercise periods. 5. no contacts during post-sleep and pre sleep (before Ø8:ØØ UTC and after 19:3Ø UTC) 6. contacts on the day of Progress docking or undocking are circumspect.
Mike Fincke KE5AIT and Gennady Padalka RN3DT produced a video during their stay on Expedition 9. You can get the QuickTime version (209MB) or the Windows Media version (152MB). These files are huge, so only a broadband connection is recommended. Thanks Mike and Gennady!
Doug Wheelock KF5BOC produced a YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h73EYcyszf8
A discussion on Doppler correction and the ISS frequencies may be found at
This file was updated 2005-07-29 04:00 UTC
**************************************************************************** *** ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUDIO STREAMING THAT IS PROVIDED BY Verizon Business. 1. Go to designated homepage URL. 2. Click on Audioconferencing. 3. Click on Audio Streaming. 4. Click on Join. 5. Enter conference meeting number. 6. Enter passcode (case sensitive) and there are 11 letters max. 7. Enter name. 8. Enter email address. 9. Enter company, use ARISS or AMSAT if you want. 10. Enter title (optional). 11. Agree to agreement policy. 12. Click proceed. 13. Wait for contact to start. If you are there too early, then you will probably hear music. Contact streaming should start approximately 6 minutes before AOS.
ADDITIONAL NOTES ON THE USE OF IRLP, ECHOLINK, and Webcast. IRLP website at: http://www.discoveryreflector.ca If using IRLP is more convenient for you than using EchoLink, please connect to the IRLP reflector 9Ø1Ø.
The Discovery 9Ø1Ø Reflector also has streaming audio available. Once on the main page, select “audio library” on the left sidebar. The prompt to join the audio stream is posted at the top of this page.
More directly, you can go to http://www.discoveryreflector.ca:8%C3%98%C3%98%C3%98/listen.pls
The audio stream will be delayed.
Additional information on the IRLP Discovery Reflector requirements: The use of the Discovery Reflector requires that your audio player have ability to play a pls file. Confirm that your player has that file. You should also confirm that port 8Ø8Ø is open to allow the audio stream.
Here is how to check Realplayer: 1. Open up Realplayer 2. Tools>Preferences>Content Media Types> click on Select located under the Manual button. You should see .pls as one of the accepted files
Here is how to check Winamp: 1. Open up Winamp 2. Options>preference>General preference>file types You should see pls as one of the accepted files
Additional information may be found on the amsat.org calendar of events for where to find the audio on EchoLink, IRLP and Shoutcast.
You can connect to the AMSAT Conference Room server at node 1Ø1377. Audio is also available at times on the JK1ZRW server at node 2772Ø8. Please connect to the *JK1ZRW* server to keep the load light on the *AMSAT* server. This will ensure good audio quality for all listeners.
For latest information on ISS - school contact audio feeds into EchoLink, please check the AMSAT calendar of events at:
Simulation contacts are terrestrial contacts that provide training for the astronauts on the use of the ARISS equipment before going on orbit.
Sarnelli De Donato Middle School, Polignano a Mare, Bari, Italy, telebridge via W6SRJ Contact was successful: Sat 2013-09-21 10:03:05 UTC 89 deg (***) Watch for live video stream: http://www.cittadellamediterraneascienza.it/webtv.php Congratulations to the Sarnelli De Donato Middle School students and Luca! (***)
Proposed questions generated by the Sarnelli De Donato Middle School students:
1. Che sensazione provi stando lì nel vuoto pensando che tutto intorno è infinito? 2. Come appaiono dalla stazione spaziale i corpi celesti: sole, pianeti, luna, stelle? 3. Gli astronauti sulla Stazione Spaziale come fanno a capire se è notte o dì sulla Terra? 4. Una goccia d’acqua che si perde nell’aria è pericolosa per le attrezzature elettroniche a bordo? 5. Quali sono gli immediati benefici per l’umanità derivanti dagli esiti degli esperimenti delle vostre missioni spaziali? 6. Il Fattore di rischio a bordo della Stazione Spaziale può cambiare in virtù delle attività che voi svolgete? 7. In maniera semplice come può essere spiegata la forza che tiene in orbita la ISS? 8. L’infinità dello spazio che ti avvolge ti avvicina all’immagine di un “ Dio Creatore”? 9. La figura straordinaria dell’astrofisica Margherita Hack ha influito sul tuo percorso di formazione di astronauta? 10. Come vivete il pericolo che un meteorite possa scontrarsi con la Stazione Spaziale? 11. Ipotizzando un futuro lontano dell’uomo nello spazio, l’assenza di gravità come farà evolvere la fisionomia dell’uomo? 12. Quali fattori determinano il tempo di permanenza di 6 mesi sulla Stazione Spaziale? 13. Nell’ipotesi che la traiettoria di un meteorite incroci l’orbita terrestre, quale contributo può dare la Stazione Spaziale per la sicurezza sulla Terra? 14. Dallo spazio riuscite ad osservare i fenomeni atmosferici e a prevedere quelli catastrofici come tornado o tsunami? 15. Se l’uomo in un futuro lontano “abiterà” lo spazio come cambierà la sua percezione delle distanze spaziali e temporali ? 16. Questa missione in che modo è per te esempio di espressione di fratellanza e cooperazione tra uomini di diverse nazioni ? 17. E’ possibile per voi un contatto diretto con i familiari tramite internet? 18. Quanto vi esercitate a Star City prima di partire? 19. A quali eventi astronomici particolari hai assistito durante la tua permanenza sulla Stazione Spaziale? 20. Sarà possibile in futuro per una persona che non sia astronauta fare un viaggio per visitare e permanere sulla ISS?
1. What sensation do you standing there in the void thinking that everything around is infinite? 2. How do they appear from the space station celestial bodies: sun, planets, moon, stars? 3. The astronauts on the Space Station as they do not understand if it is night or day on Earth? 4. A drop of water that is lost in the air is dangerous for the electronic equipment on board? 5. What are the immediate benefits for humanity arising from the results of the experiments of your space missions? 6. The Risk factor aboard the Space Station can change by virtue of the activities that you carry? 7. In a simple way how can be explained the force that keeps the ISS in orbit? 8. The infinity of space that surrounds you bring you closer to the image of a "Creator God"? 9. The extraordinary figure of astrophysics Margherita Hack has influenced your training program as an astronaut? 10. How do you live the danger that a meteorite will collide with the International Space Station? 11. Assuming the distant future of man in space, the absence of gravity will evolve as the appearance of man? 12. What factors determine the residence time of 6 months on the Space Station? 13. Assuming that the trajectory of a meteor crosses the Earth's orbit, what contribution can the Space Station for safety on Earth? 14. From space failed to observe atmospheric phenomena and to provide those disasters such as tornadoes or tsunamis? 15. If the man in the distant future "inhabit" the space as it will change your perception of spatial and temporal distances? 16. This mission how is for you example of an expression of brotherhood and cooperation among people of different countries? 17. An 'possible for you direct contact with the family over the internet? 18. How much you exercise in Star City before you leave? 19. What specific astronomical events you witnessed during your stay on the ISS? 20. Will it be possible in the future for a person who is not an astronaut traveling to visit and remain on the ISS?
============================================================================ === Scuola Media Statale “Salvo D’Acquisto”, Cesano Maderno, Italy, telebridge via VK5ZAI Contact is a go: Tue 2013-09-24 10:18:13 UTC 80 deg Watch for possible last minute cancellation.
Proposed questions generated by the Scuola Media Statale “Salvo D’Acquisto ” students:
1. Sognavi fin da bambino di fare l'astronauta? 2. La tua famiglia e' contenta del tuo lavoro? 3. Sei come un "supereroe" che tutto il mondo ammira. Che emozioni provi per tutto cio'? 4. Comunichi regolarmente con la tua famiglia? 5. La tua missione durera' 6 mesi, e ti manchera' la famiglia di sicuro, ti sei portato qualche oggetto caro? 6. Nel tempo libero, come vi svagate? 7. Visto che sei stato assegnato alla missione nel 2011, aspettavi con ansia questo momento oppure eri tranquillo? 8. Cosa vedi se guardi fuori dalla Stazione Spaziale in questo momento? 9. Cosa mangi a bordo della Stazione Spaziale? 10. Come ti senti ad essere il primo astronauta italiano impegnato in attivita' extraveicolari? 11. Le stelle si vedono 24 ore su 24 nello spazio? 12. Per mezzo di che cosa si muove la Stazione Spaziale? 13. Ad oggi hai mai visto niente di strano volare nello spazio? 14. E' bello osservare la Terra dallo spazio? 15. Hai gia' notato qualche cambiamento nel suo corpo, da quando sei a bordo della ISS? 16. Quale e' il fine scientifico della missione Volare? 17. Quanto tempo passerai a bordo della ISS? 18. Nello spazio le ore di sonno e quelle di attivita' restano invariate rispetto a quelle terrestri o cambiano? 19. Avrai intenzione, successivamente, di ritornare nello spazio? 20. Hai dei piani di emergenza in caso di problemi nello spazio, nella partenza e nel ritorno?
1. Did you dream to be an astronaut since you were a child? 2. Is your family happy of your job? 3. You are like a "superhero" that everybody admires. What kind of emotions do you feel? 4. Do you communicate regularly with your family? 5. Since your mission is going to last six months and of course you will miss your family, have you brought anything dear with you? 6. In your free time, how do you chill out? 7. Since you were assigned for this mission in 2011, did you wait for this moment with apprehension or were you quiet? 8. What can you see now, looking out of the ISS? 9. What do you usually eat on board the ISS? 10. How do you feel to be the first Italian astronaut engaged in extravehicular activities? 11. Can you see the stars 24 hours a day in space? 12. How does the ISS move? 13. Have you ever seen anything strange flying in space so far? 14. Is it amazing to see the Earth from the space? 15. Have you noticed any changes in your body since you are on board of the ISS? 16. What is the scientific aim of the mission "Volare"? 17. How long are you staying on board of the ISS? 18. Are the sleeping hours and the ones for activities the same as on the earth or do they change? 19. Are you going to be back in space in the future? 20. Do you have any emergency programs if there are troubles in space, at the departure or at the return?
============================================================================ === Collège de la Combraille, La Mouniaude À Chatelguyon, France, telebridge via VK5ZAI Contact is a go for: Sat 2013-09-28 08:39:06 UTC 70 deg
Proposed questions generated by the Collège de la Combraille:
1. Comment vous douchez-vous? 2. A quoi sert la station spatiale? 3. En quelle matière est faite la station? 4. La temperature change-t-elle dans la station? 5. Combien de personnes le vaisseau peut-il contenir? 6. Comment peut-on boire et manger dans la station spatiale? 7. Comment ça fait d'être en apesanteur? 8. A quelle vitesse la station se déplace-t-elle? 9. Est-ce que la combinaison est lourde? 10. Avez-vous des animaux avec vous? 11. Y-a-t'il un changement d'horaire? 12. Comment faites-vous quand vous êtes malade? 13. Quelles expériences faites-vous? 14. Combien de temps restez-vous dans la station spatiale? 15. Où trouve-t-on les combinaisons? 16. Est-ce que vous vous entendez bien entre astronautes? 17. Dans quel but avez-vous construit la station spatiale? 18. Combien de temps dure le voyage jusqu'à la station spatiale? 19. Combien de temps pouvez-vous rester dans l'espace en dehors de la station?
1. How do you have a shower? 2. What is the space station use? 3. What is the space station made of? 4. Does the temperature change in the space station? 5. How many people can the space station contain? 6. How do you eat and drink in the space station? 7. How does it feel to be in space? 8. How fast does the space station goes? 9. Is the space suit heavy? 10. Do you have animals with you? 11. Is there a time change? 12. What do you do when you're ill? 13. What experiments do you do? 14. How long do you stay in the space station? 15. Where do you get the spacesuits? 16. Do you get along with the other astronauts? 17. Why was the space station built? 18. How long is the trip to the space station? 19. How long can you stay in space outside the space station?
============================================================================ === Polska Akademia Dzieci (Polish Academy of Kids), Gdańsk, Poland, telebridge via TBD TBD UTC
Proposed questions generated by the Polska Akademia Dzieci (Polish Academy of Kids) students:
1. Can you describe preparations to space flight? 2. What do you have to do to become an astronaut? 3. Which trainings do you need to become an astronaut? 4. How old was the youngest astronaut and can a child go to space? 5. What do you eat and how do you eat in space? 6. When will be the next expedition to Mars? 7. How does personal hygiene look like in space? 8. What's the research you're doing in space and what are your accomplishments in it? 9. What is dark matter made of? 10. Do black holes and white holes exist? 11. Can you see the Eiffel Tower from space? When are you coming back to Earth? 12. Can a balloon full of helium go up in space? 13. Why is there no gravity in space? 14. What do astronauts dream of in space and what do they miss most? 15. When will be the next expedition to the Moon?
============================================================================ === S. K. Seri Suria, Bangsar, Selangor, Malaysia, direct via 9M2RPN TBD UTC
Proposed questions generated by the S. K. Seri Suria students: 1. How far you have to go to escape gravity? 2. What is the escape velocity to reach ISS? 3. When you have achieved orbit what is the first thing that you do? 4. Is it hard to eat in space? 5. How does it feel to float in space? 6. How does one get treated in case of sudden sickness in space? 7. If there is air leak in ISS what emergency action would be taken? 8. Can you weigh yourself in weightlessness? 9. Do you sweat in space? 10. Can you grow seeds in space? 11. Can you see other satellites from the 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. How is garbage disposed in space? 16. How do astronauts train for launch, orbit and reentry? 17. How would a candle burn in space? 18. Can you blow your nose in space? 19. If you sneeze in space do you float backwards? 20. Can you see stars in daytime when you are in space?
============================================================================ === Takatsuki Dai 1 Junior High School, Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan, direct via TBD TBD UTC
============================================================================ === Ecole Francaise Jacques Prevert, Saly, Senegal, direct via 6V7SPACE TBD UTC
Proposed questions generated by the Ecole Francaise Jacques Prevert students:
1. How do you control your body movements in weightlessness? 2. How are you able to keep your sense of time without the rhythm of daylight and night-time? 3. What made you decide to become an astronaut? 4. Has your body grown longer since you arrived on board the ISS? 5. Can solar wind expose astronauts to any specific dangers when they operate outside the station? 6. In case of illness or injury, can the astronauts receive medical treatment or be evacuated? 7. Can weightlessness become tiresome in the long run? 8. Do you have time to relax with any leisure activities? 9. Has your outlook on the world changed since you have been in space? 10. How long will it take you to be able to walk properly again once back on the earth? 11. What would you do if a comet or a meteorite was heading directly towards the ISS? 12. What influence does your state of mind have upon social behavior on board the ISS? 13. What are the most common and most worrying problems that can occur on board the ISS? 14. When you get back to earth, do you think your view towards life will have changed? 15. Can you transmit warning messages if your instruments predict the formation of a natural disaster somewhere on the Earth? 16. What are the requirements to become an astronaut? 17. Is your diet appetizing or difficult to follow? What food on earth do you miss the most? 18. How are you able to venture out of the station while it is orbiting the earth at a speed of 17000 miles an hour? 19. Do you miss your family? 20. How long is the training to become an astronaut?
============================================================================ === Istituto Comprensivo, Marzocchino Di Seravezza, Italy and Comprensivo Camaiore 3, Camaiore, Italy, direct via IQ5VR TBD UTC
============================================================================ === Convitto Nazionale “Vittorio Emanuele II” di Roma, Rome, Italy, telebridge via TBD TBD UTC
============================================================================ === Warren County Technical School, Washington, NJ, direct via TBD TBD UTC
============================================================================ === IPSSEOA, Castellana Grotte and Liceo Classico e Linguistico C. Sylos, Bitonto, Italy, direct via IZ7RTN TBD UTC
============================================================================ === Wallingford STEM Academy/Town of Wallingford, Wallingford, CT, direct via TBD TBD UTC
============================================================================ === Kopernik Observatory & Science Center (KOSC), Vestal, NY, direct via TBD TBD UTC
============================================================================ === Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY, direct via W2VL TBD UTC
Proposed questions generated by the Cradle of Aviation Museum students:
1. Have you faced many challenges as a woman pursuing a career as an astronaut? If so, what strategies did you have to overcome these challenges? 2. How has your career in the U.S. Navy prepared you to become a NASA astronaut? What sort of testing do you have to go through for a mission? 3. I’ve read that you enjoy swimming. Does living in microgravity feel like you’re in a giant swimming pool? 4. Can you describe your view of the stars and other objects in space while on board the ISS? Are the stars brighter? 5. Is it difficult to adjust to micro gravity? What are the effects on your body when you return to Earth after being in space for so long? 6. Do you have any concerns about being an astronaut? How does your family feel about you being on the ISS? 7. What is your mission on board the ISS? What is it like working with astronauts from other nations? 8. Can you describe working on an EVA in outer space? Is it made more difficult because you have to wear an EMU? 9. How do you compare your experience living underwater in Aquarius with living on the ISS? How do you spend your extra time on the ISS? 10. Did you always want to become an astronaut? Do you have any regrets about your career choice?
============================================================================ === Rancho Romero Elementary School, Alamo, CA, direct via TBD TBD UTC
============================================================================ === Primary and Junior High Schools Complex in Stobierna, Poland, telebridge via TBD TBD UTC
============================================================================ === Primary and Junior High Schools Complex in Brzeznica, Poland telebridge via TBD TBD UTC
============================================================================ === Istituto Tecnico Industriale "Galileo Ferraris", San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy, direct via IQ5GX TBD UTC
============================================================================ === Ritsumeikan Moriyama Junior High School, Moriyama, Japan, direct via TBD TBD UTC
Proposed questions generated by the Ritsumeikan Moriyama Junior High School students:
1. When were you impressed most in space? 2. What will you do if you have a mission to contact an alien? 3. What are the attractive points of being an astronaut? 4. In the space shuttle, a top spins very well. There is no air resistance in space. So is it possible to spin semi permanently? 5. What kind of measures do you take for an emergency at the International Space Station? 6. Have you ever seen a UFO in the space? 7. I heard that astronauts can’t walk easily when they come back to earth. Is it true? 8. What are the most convenient things to have in the International Space Station? 9. How much water do you bring to the International Space Station? 10. Do you miss your home food? 11. What was the hardest thing to become an astronaut? 12. Do you wash clothes in the International Space Station? 13. Which is more delicious, when you eat space food in space or on the Earth? 14. Which standard Earth time do you use in space? 15. How does your body feel when you leave the Earth’s atmosphere? 16. What accidents happen with water in the space? 17. What trouble in your life do you have at the International Space Station? 18. What did you worry about when you departed for space? 19. Why did you become an astronaut? 20. What space food do you like? 21. Have you ever had a dangerous experience in space? 22. What’s the temperature in space with a space suit? Is it cold or hot? 23. What’s the most beautiful scene that you have ever seen in space?
============================================================================ === Berkeley Middle School, Williamsburg, VA, direct via TBD TBD UTC
============================================================================ === Zespół Szkół Technicznych, Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland, direct via SP3POW TBD UTC
============================================================================ === Collège Les Gondoliers, La Roche sur Yon, France, direct via F6KUF/p (***) TBD UTC
============================================================================ === Australian Air League - South Australia Wing, Elizabeth, South Australia, Australia, telebridge via TBD TBD UTC
============================================================================ === Airdrie Space Science Club, Airdrie, Alberta, Canada, direct via VE6JBJ TBD UTC
Currently the ARISS operations team has a list of 60 schools that we hope will be able to have a contact during 2013. As the schedule becomes more solidified, we will be letting everyone know. Current plans call for an average of one scheduled school contact per week.
73, Charlie Sufana AJ9N One of the ARISS operation team mentors