An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Soumuta Elementary School, Kagoshima, Japan on 11 Feb. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:33 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8J6SMT. The contact should be audible in 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.
Somuta Elementary School is located near the Sakurajima volcano (31.5943N 130.6580E). Recently Sakurajima is erupting and smoking. Therefore, we make some questions about Sakurajima.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. In Kagoshima we have a volcano called Sakurajima, can you see its
eruption from ISS?
2. What is the most beautiful thing that you have seen so far?
3. What kind of space foods do you have?
4. What do you do when you get a fever or feel sick?
5. What do you do, if a machine isn't working?
6. What are you investigating now in ISS?
7. What is an inconvenient and a convenient thing when you live in the
8. Is there the change in temperature from season to season in space?
9. Have you ever seen an Alien or UFO?
10. What do you do if you run out of food?
11. Do you get dizzy when you spin around in ISS?
12. What was the hardest part of the training for the crew?
13. Do you feel the weight when you wear the space suit in ISS?
14. What position are you in when you eat a meal in space?
15. What happens when you drink carbonated water in space?
16. Do you have a thing such as motion sickness when you go to space?
17. Do tears flow in space?
18. What are you the most careful about in space?
19. How do you brush your teeth in ISS?
20. How do you carry space food into ISS?
21. What change will happen to my body if I go to space?
22. What kind of equipments are there in ISS?
23. How does space food taste?
24. How many hours do your work in a day in ISS?
25. I think that there is gravity when the rocket is launching off. Are there
26. What is the most difficult thing when you are going into space?
27. Are you glad that you went to space?
28. Who pays the expense to go to space?
Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact.
Next planned event(s):
1. Kochi Gakuen Kochi Junior High School, Kochi, Japan, direct via
Mon, 13 Feb 2012, 10:17 UTC
2. The Academy@Shawnee, Louisville, KY, telebridge via ON4ISS
Tue, 14 Feb 2012, 20:15 UTC
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