An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at 23rd World Scout Jamboree Nippon Boy Scout Amateur Radio Club, Bunkyo-ku, Japan on 31 July. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:26UTC. It is recommended that you start listening approximately 10 minutes before this time.The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8N23WSJ. 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 theme of the 23rd World Scout Jamboree (23WSJ) is “Wa: a Spirit of Unity”. The Kanji character indicates awide variety of meanings such as unity, harmony, cooperation, friendship, and peace. Moreover, it encapsulates the essence of Japan, a country where tradition and the latest technology coexist in harmony.
There will be various walk-in activities that Scouts can enjoy during their free time. Such activities will include an amateur radio workshop (Callsign is 8N23WSJ).
Age of scouts who will talk with an astronaut is 14 – 17.
The following questions will be asked by the students as time permits:
1. In the journey from earth to the ISS, when was the most stressful time?
2. How do you taking a bath and shampoo your hair?
3. How do you count the time you start to work each day in the space and do
you have a holiday up there?
4. Have you been a scout? If yes, what activity do you like the most?
5. How do you feel when you look back to the earth?
6. Which planet you would like to visit the most?
7. How do you get fresh fruits?
8. Have any astronauts got sick in space? If yes, what was the sickness and
what do they do?
9. After the mission was over, did you want to come back to space again?
10. Why do you want to be an astronaut?
11. Are you doing anything because you do not forget the sense at a day of
the week and the date?
12. What trouble does you to eat the space food with micro gravity?
13. How do you shampoo your hair?
14. Please advice if the scout hams would like to make contact with ISS
15. How do you drink the water?
16. Have any astronauts got sick in space? If yes, what was the sickness and
what do they do?
17. How do you see the earth from space?
18. I think that an upper and lower sense is lost. How do you sense the upper
19. Who decides the menu of the space food?
20. Can you see the ground building from the space? What were you able to
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Thank you & 73,
David – AA4KN
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