An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Focus Camps - Sterrenlab, Italy and European Space Center, Transinne, Belgium on June 20. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 18:36 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 questions will be asked alternatingly by participants of the Focus Camp in Italy and by participants of the Mission X Closing Event at the Euro Space Center in Belgium.
Focus Camp, Candriai, Italy
The radio contact with the ISS will take place during the Focus Campus, a science summer camp addressed to children aged 8 to 13 organised by Focus Junior - the most popular science magazine for children in Italy - and Sterrenlab, the camp organiser. During the week children will participate to science laboratories, learn about science topics and challenge themselves to design and build experiments and machines. The Focus Campus in Candriai (Trento) focuses on tinkering and DIY activities ("Una scienza da creare" - "A science to create"). Children will also have the opportunity to do sport in the morning, play with their friends and visit the alpine nature surrounding the camp premises.
Euro Space Center, Redu, Belgium
About 150 youngsters from all over Europe celebrate the International Closing Event for Mission X 2014 at the Euro Space Center in Belgium. "Mission X train like an astronaut" is an international education project that encourages children to take part in a challenge, adopting a life style reflecting astronaut training. The Closing Event offers participants the opportunity to meet astronauts and trainers, to experience the training simulators for astronauts, to simulate a Shuttle mission and to build a rocket.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. What kind of physical exercises do you do during the astronaut training?
2. Do you have a fridge on the ISS?
3. Did you participate to survival camps during your astronaut training?
4. Is it difficult to move on the ISS?
5. Did you ever argue with your crew mates?
6. Do you have animals on board the International Space Station?
7. Did you bring a food which is special to you on the ISS?
8. Do you have children?
9. How long was your training as an astronaut?
10. Were you happy when you got selected as an astronaut?
11. How many hours do you exercise every day?
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. Do you like more 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. Gymnasium Markt Indersdorf, Markt Indersdorf, Bavaria, Germany
direct with DN4OD
Contact is scheduled for Thu, 26Jun2014, 12:08 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
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