[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] - [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

ARISS Event -- Primary School of Montaud, France



The next contact between school students and the crew 
aboard the International Space Station will take place 
Thursday, 30 September 2004.  Students at the Primary 
School of Montaud, Montaud, France, will speak directly to 
the space station crew via amateur radio beginning about 
1158 UTC.


Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS will be 
turned off prior to the beginning of the contact.  It will 
be returned to service as quickly as possible. 


"MONTAUD is located 16 kilometers in the Northwest of 
GRENOBLE, in the French Alps.  It is a village in the 
mountains with 450 inhabitants and consists of a dozen 
hamlets.   The village is situated in the North of the 
massif of the VERCORS, the big place of the French 
Resistance during the Second World War.  The 65 students 
from 3 to 12 years old are distributed in 3 classes of the 
school."

The contact will be in English.  The ISS crew will use the 
NA1SS call sign.  This contact is direct to station F5GJJ 
in Montaud.  The downlink will be on 145.80 MHz, and the 
ARISS team welcomes everyone in the area to listen in on 
the contact.


NOTE:  SINCE THE UNITED STATES AND FRANCE DO NOT HAVE A 
3RD PARTY AGREEMENT FOR AMATEUR RADIO OPERATIONS, IT IS 
REQUIRED THAT THE STUDENT'S QUESTIONS BE ASKED BY THE 
AMATEUR RADIO LICENSED OPERATOR.


Students will ask the ISS crew the following questions:

1. Since how long are you in space now? 

2. What is the main reason for which you've become an 
Astronaut?

3. What is your job all day long?

4. Are you making experiments with animals?  If yes, what 
kind of experiments?

5. Are you conducting some research on ET's?

6. Have you already faced some technical problems or real 
dangers in space?

7. What are the main special rules of safety or life 
onboard?

8. How do you go to toilets in space?

9. Have you already seen meteorites from the space 
station?

10. What is the cruising speed of the space station?

11. How are you able to breathe in the space station?

12. How are you able to eat in the space station?

13. Do you often knock your head in the space station?

14. Does it happen that you get a bit angry with one of 
your colleagues in the space station?

15. Do you wear special clothes in the space station?

16. What is the temperature outside the space station?

17. Is the life hard in the space station?


ARISS is an international educational outreach program 
with US participation from NASA, AMSAT (The Amateur 
Satellite Radio Corp.), and the American Radio Relay 
League.  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 experience, 
first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can 
energize youngsters' interest in science, technology, and 
learning.  Further information on the ARISS programme is 
available on the website http://www.rac.ca/ariss


Thank you & 73,
Scott H. Stevens / N3ASA
ARISS Team Member
----
Via the sarex mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy of AMSAT-NA.
To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe sarex" to Majordomo@amsat.org



AMSAT Top AMSAT Home