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Upcoming ARISS contact with Nishibori Eizaburo MemorialExplorer Musium Radio Club, Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Nishibori Eizaburo Memorial Explorer Musium Radio Club, Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan on 22 Feb. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:12 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8N3NR. The contact should be audible over Japan. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.


Nishibori Eizaburo memorial museum Radio Club is at the Higashiomi city Shiga pref. Nishibori Eizaburo was the captain of the first South Pole area wintering observation team. We hold many activities for local children to have interests in science, every year.

In order to give the interest over the universe of the children of an area this time, the children who want to communicate with ISS were looked for.  


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


1.  Where and when do you sleep?

2.  Can you see Rigil Kentaurus at the space station? What color is it?

3.  How does zero G feel?

4.  How do you brush your teeth?

5.  Why is space dark and black?

6.  How do you know when night is coming?

7.  What time is it in space now? How do you know what time it is?

8.  Please tell me how garbage disposal is at the space station?

9.  What happens if you discharge large quantities of water in space?

10. If you don't get exercise at the space station, what happen to your body?

11. How long does it take to be an astronaut?

12. Why can you breathe fresh air anytime in the space station? Even if you  

    breathe, why does the air never run out?

13. What is the hardest thing in the curriculum of becoming an astronaut?

14. What is your favorite space food?

15. What kinds of machines do you use for wireless communication?



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


Next planned event(s):



1.   Istituzione Scolalstica "Saint-Roch", Aosta, I-11100, Italy, 

     telebridge via LU8YY

     Contact is a go for STS-133 slip plan only: 

     Fri, 25 Feb 2011 09:36 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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