An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Winfree Bryant Middle School, Lebanon, TN on 26 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 16:12 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and WC4AR. The contact should be audible over portions of the eastern and middle U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.
As one of two middle schools in Lebanon Special School District, Winfree Bryant Middle School is in its fourth year of serving students in grades 6 - 8. Located in Wilson County in the heart of middle Tennessee twenty-eight miles east of Nashville, the city of Lebanon has approximately 27,000 residents. Winfree Bryant serves approximately 600 students with 66.5% Caucasian, 16.6% African American, 14.4% Hispanic, 2% Asian, and less than 1% Native American/Mixed Race. Forty-eight percent of the school population is female and fifty-two percent of the population is male. Approximately 65% of students fall within the demographics of economically disadvantaged.
Winfree Bryant's mission statement is "Different and Making a Difference." As a school family, that is what teachers and staff set out to do on a daily basis. Although our number one responsibility is to teach Tennessee State Standards and grow students academically, we first love our children and provide for their daily needs. Without relationship, there can be no learning, and our teachers and administrators take very seriously the mission of making a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve.
The faculty and staff embodies this mission by never giving up on a child - academically, emotionally, and socially. Expectations for academics are high and behavioral expectations are rigorous in order to best support a positive learning environment. In return, we look forward to a harvest of hardworking responsible citizens who then make a difference in a positive way to our community.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. How and where do you eat, sleep, and exercise in zero gravity?
2. What specific jobs does each astronaut perform?
3. 30 years from now what advancements do you expect to occur in regards to
4. How do you communicate with your family while in space?
5. What types of specialities are needed: doctors, engineers, etc.?
6. What are the space-related health risks for astronauts?
7. What is your most/least favorite thing about your job?
8. What type of training does an astronaut need to be on the ISS space
station and how long does it take to prepare for a mission?
9. We have been to the moon and placed beams and robots on Mars. What is
next for N.A.S.A ?
10. If you get in a predicament in space (spacecraft breaks down), what is
the plan B?
11. How do astronauts from different countries communicate?
12. What kind of side effects does space have on your body?
13. In videos it seems complicated to move and handle objects, so are
regular tasks performed in zero gravity harder or easier?
14. Everyone has fears. How do astronauts deal with their fears or
uncertainties in space?
15. Have you ever brought bugs in space?
16. Can they (bugs) fly without gravity?
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Next planned event(s):
1. Dorothy Grant Elementary, Fontana, CA, direct via K6DGE
Wed, 27Aug2014, 18:31 UTC
ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the volunteer support and leadership from AMSAT and IARU societies around the world with the ISS space agencies partners: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA.
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/
Thank you & 73,
David - AA4KN
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