An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Windsor Central School District, Windsor, NY on 22 Sept. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 14:21 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and K2ZRO. The contact should be audible over portions of the eastern US. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.
The Windsor Central School District covers 110 square miles, includes the towns of Kirkwood, Windsor, Colesville and Sanford, and has over 11,000 residents. Windsor is nestled in the rolling hills of Broome County in the Southern Tier of New York. Part suburban and part rural, the district is adjacent to the City of Binghamton. Over 2,120 students are enrolled in Windsor's five schools. The district employs 170 instructional staff. An average of 20 students are in each classroom, fewer than state and local averages.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. How well are plants growing on the space station?
2. What was your most dangerous EVA spacewalk? Why?
3. Have you ever had to deal with runners in the bathroom?
4. What is the most significant discovery or experiment you have made
or done since arriving at the ISS?
5. How do Solar Flares affect people on board the ISS?
6. What adjustments have you had to make both mentally and physically
while living on the ISS?
7. What is it like to be able to look down on the earth from the space
8. How much schooling do you have to go through to get where you are
9. While living on the Space Station, what do you find more unusual
than you had imagined?
10. What do you astronauts do for six months to keep busy?
11. How do you determine the time of day on the ISS?
12. How long does it take to go from Earth to outer space?
13. Do the stars look the same from the space station as they do from
Earth, and is there a day and night?
14. What are you currently working on aboard the Space Station? What
are the different jobs on the ISS?
15. Was there anyone who inspired you and helped you believe you could
achieve your dreams? If so, Who?
16. What did it feel like physically and emotionally when you were
taking off into space?
17. You have been in space a few months now, what kind of things have
you been working on and how does this trip differ from your last
Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact.
Next planned event(s):
1. English Estates Elementary School, Fern Park, FL
Thurs 30 Sept.2010 18:00 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