An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Lehman High School, Kyle, Texas on 29 March. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 17:40 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and NN5RR. The contact should be audible over Texas and portions of the U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.
Lehman High School is located in Kyle, Texas, about 40 miles south of Austin. The school, which opened its doors in 2004, has an enrollment of 1,800 students. It is a full four year comprehensive high school with the usual full complement of courses needed to prepare students for a successful future. Lehman High School has its own satellite tracking station on campus. Students participating in the ISS contact researched and studied the topic of space travel before submitting their questions.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. How will robots be used to make space travel safer for astronauts?
2. Do you feel intimidated by being the only woman on your crew?
3. What kind of electrical storage do you use?
4. Do you think that Robonaut will be worth the investment made in it?
5. What is everyday life like in space?
6. How does it feel to be one of the few to serve on the ISS?
7. What can Robonaut do that a human cannot?
8. What inspired you to join the space program?
9. How often do you communicate with family members?
10. Have you ever seen asteroids from the Space Station?
11. Have you ever interacted with Robonaut?
12. What is the most amazing thing you have seen in space?
13. What kind of language barriers are there on the ISS?
14: Is it ever scary on the ISS?
15. When will the average person be able to travel in space?
16. What is the most fascinating thing you have learned as an astronaut?
17: How are birthdays celebrated on the ISS?
18. What prompted you to bring and play your flute to space?
19: How are ISS acoustics for flute playing?
20. Do you think that robots will replace astronauts?
21: What is the transition from space to Earth like?
Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact.
Next planned event(s):
1. Canterbury High School, Ottawa, ON, Canada, direct via VE3TBD
Wed. 30 Mar. 2011, 14:56 UTC
2. Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale "Leonardo da Vinci", Pratola
Peligna, I-67035, Italy, and Istituto Comprensivo Scolastico "G.
Tedeschi", Pratola Peligna, I-67035, Italy direct via I6IBE
Sat. 2 Apr 2011, 08:34 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