An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Maconaquah School Corporation, Bunker Hill, IN. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:52 UTC. 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 KD9BAQ. 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.
Maconaquah School Corporation has about 2,200 students in grades Pre-K through 12. We are a rural school located by Grissom Air Reserve Base in Bunker Hill, Indiana. (named for Gus Grissom) Our school is a model school for technology, academics, and STEM. (science, technology, engineering, and math) Each student has either an iPad or a laptop. Some of the classes we offer include water robotics, 3D printing, biomedical science, and we take our 4th and 5th graders to Huntsville, AL each year to experience space camp. Our teachers are very dedicated to helping our students achieve their best to become a productive citizen.
1. Have you proven any scientific theories wrong while on the space
2. What's the hardest thing to do in space?
3. When you are getting ready to go back to Earth, do you feel like your
adventure is over?
4. When you are in space, do you have some kind of communication so you can
talk to your family or friends?
5. What would you do if the whole space station shut down?
6. Are any of you trying to make a device that would allow for some type of
gravity on the space station?
7. What is the first thing you want to do when you get home?
8. Out of all the time you have spent in the ISS, what is the worst thing
that has happened?
9. What would you do if somebody accidentally pushed a button with his foot
and you have no idea what button was pushed?
10. Have you ever had a meteor hit the station?
11. Do you ever get bored?
12. Why does being an astronaut require such a high education?
13. If part of the ISS gets destroyed, are there emergency doors to keep
everything from getting sucked out?
14. What is the most amazing thing you have ever seen at your job for the
15. Can you see the Hubble telescope from the space station?
16. If the connection from the space station to mission control would break,
what would happen?
17. How long does it take you to regain all your physical ability when you
come back to Earth?
18. In the ISS, is the oxygen recycled continually or do the spacecraft
delivering new supplies or crew bring up new oxygen canisters
19. Do any of Newton's Laws of Motion not hold on the ISS?
20. Are you allowed to drink alcoholic beverages at any time in space, if so
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Next planned event(s):
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The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS
The scheduled cosmonaut is Mikhail Kornienko RN3BF
Contact is a go for 2015-08-29 11:15 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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