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Upcoming ARISS contact with Buehl-Realschule Dornstadt,Dornstadt, Germany

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Buehl-Realschule  Dornstadt, Dornstadt, Germany on 2 Feb. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 07:32 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and DN1WOL/DL1WOL. The contact should be audible over portions of Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.


The Realschule Bühl is a secondary school grade 5 to 10 with 420 students in 18 classes. Student - teacher ratio is approximately 13 to 1. Our students finish school after 6 years with GCSEs in English, mathematics and German. In grade 7 they can choose between the following subjects: French, Home Economics, Design and Technology. Following, most students take an apprenticeship or go to a school of further education where they finish with the A-level. Bühl-Realschule is located in the south of Germany, in the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, within the perimeter of the city of Ulm. Our host town Dornstadt has a growing population of about 9,500. Our school facilities include 18 classrooms as well as 3 science labs, a music room, an art center, 2 computer labs, a gym, a swimming pool and a cafeteria. A school exchange with our French partner city Coutras takes place every year.


Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows: 


1.  What qualifications and skills do you need to become an astronaut?

2.  Do you miss your family and can you talk to them?

3.  What will you do if you get ill?

4.  Do you sometimes argue with your colleagues?

5.  Do you think there are other living beings in our universe?

6.  What was your best experience as an astronaut?

7.  How do you train for a flight?

8.  Do you think living in universe is better than on Earth?

9.  Is it exciting to see the Earth from the ISS?

10. Isn't it boring so far away from the Earth?

11. What do you have to do on board the ISS all day long?

12. Do you have a shower onboard the ISS?

13. How long does it take to fly from the Earth to the ISS?

14. Could you see the fireworks on New Year's Eve?

15. How much does it cost to fly from the Earth to the ISS?

16. Have you ever worked outside the ISS and what's the temperature outside 

    the ISS?

17. Have you ever experienced a dangerous situation in space?

18. Can you see different planets?

19. How long do you have to stay on board?

20. How high above the Earth are you at the moment?



Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact. 


Next planned event(s):



1. Adobe Bluffs Elementary School, San Diego, CA, direct via KJ6KDZ

   Thu, 3 Feb 2011, 17:12  



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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