An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at SPACE KAMP - Sterrenlab, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
on 26 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:36 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between OR4ISS and IK1SLD. The contact should be audible over Italy 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 Amicale Space Camp is addressed to 25 children aged 8-13 years old of different European nationalities. It is addressed to children of the European Patent Office staff and takes place in Noordwijk (Stay Okay hostel) from the 25th to the 29th of August 2014. All camp activities are designed to entertain children, stimulate their creative and manual skills, and teach them about science and space. The contact with the International Space Station will be a key activity in the programme as it gives the children the opportunity to talk with an astronaut and understand that space is an international endeavour.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. Do you think we are alone in the universe?
2. Do you have a fridge on the ISS?
3. Would you prefer to go to Mars or land on a comet?
4. Is it difficult to move on the ISS?
5. Do you always get along with your crew mates?
6. Do you have animals on board the International Space Station?
7. Do you like building things?
8. Do you like working with people from all over the world?
9. How long was your training as an astronaut?
10. Were you happy when you got selected as an astronaut?
11. What kind of physical exercises do you do during the astronaut
12. How do you distinguish day and night on ISS?
13. Is astronaut food as good as at home?
14. Are you homesick?
15. What happens if you get sick on the ISS?
16. Do you like science?
17. Do you work as a team on the ISS?
18. Do you think aliens exist?
19. What do you prefer, rugby, football or martial arts?
20. Did you have many friends when you were a child?
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Next planned event(s):
1. Winfree Bryant Middle School, Lebanon, TN, direct via WC4AR
Tue, 26Aug2014, 16:12 UTC
2. 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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