An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Space Laboratory, Herzliya Science Centre, Herzliya, Israel on 28 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:25 UTC.
The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds.
The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and 4X4HSC. The contact should be audible over Israel 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 Space Laboratory of Herzliya Science Center is an initiative of the City of Herzliya,Israel. Our main goal is to lure students to learn Space Science and Satellite Technologies by allowing young school students to take part in space projects. Our pupils come from middle and high schools in Herzliya and in surrounding cities. We currently have 300+ pupils learning astronomy, space and satellites engineering, and 50+ pupils involved in practical projects related to building our first satellite. These projects are acknowledged for the State matriculation exams. The facilities of our Space Lab include an amateur radio station, a satellite tracking and monitoring ground segment, and a clean room specially programmed for designing and building of cubesat satellites.The amateur radio station of HSL is sponsored by IARC - Israel Amateur Radio Club, and is used for training our students as HAM radio operators, as well as training IARC members to advanced radio licenses.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. Which qualifications and skills should one have to become an astronaut?
2. How does micro-gravity in space affect the motion of inner organs and
3. Which daily physical activity is the most difficult to perform in the
4. Do you watch TV broadcasts in the ISS? Can you watch long programs?
5. You were probably prepared to almost everything. In spite of this, was
there anything that really surprised you on your first flight?
6. Does ice cream melt in the ISS? How fast?
7. What kind of training did you go through?
8. What kind of experiments are you conducting in space?
9. What are the means of survival in case of emergency?
10. Are you planning to use artificial gravitation technology in the ISS or
in future space ships?
11. Does micro-gravity influence the menstrual cycle and women's fertility?
12. How does the long stay in the ISS affect the interpersonal relations
between the astronauts?
13. How can you treat many different illnesses, both mental and physical?
14. Is there any difference between the view of the sky and starts from the
ISS during daytime and nighttime in comparison to the view from
15. How does the high frequency of sunrise and sunset cycles affect your
16. How do you cope with the long separation from your families?
17. How do you cope with the unnatural conditions of sleeping?
18. How do you manage with health problems caused by prolonged stay in space
such as bone and eye problems?
19. How do you discover space ship faults and malfunctions and how do you
20. How did you move the space shuttle into the ISS?
Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact.
Next planned event(s):
1. Kantonsschule Zug, Zug, Switzerland, direct via HB9KSZ
Mon 31Oct11 14:56 UTC
2. Sundance Elementary School, San Diego, California, direct via KI6ZUM
Tue 01Oct11 20:00 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