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Upcoming ARISS contact with Hopewell Ave Public School,Ottawa, ON, Canada

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Hopewell Ave Public School, Ottawa, ON, Canada on 13 April. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 16:10 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and WH6PN. The contact should be audible over Hawaii 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.


Nestled in Old Ottawa South and the Glebe Community. We have a student population of approximately 950 students, and a staff of more than 70. Our students strive for excellence in their academics and extra curricular activities. Our highly dedicated staff works in partnership with school council, parent volunteers, and the administrative team to provide enriching opportunities for all.




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



1.  Did you feel nervous when lifting off on the Shuttle and what did it feel 


2.  How well do you sleep in Space and does time feel different?

3.  How do you move around the Space Station in weightless conditions?

4.  How long does it take to travel to the Space Station from Earth?

5.  What kind of food do you eat and do you have Breakfast, lunch and dinner 

    like on Earth?

6.  How do you drink?

7.  What do you do with the garbage?

8.  What type of exercise do you do in space to keep in shape?

9.  Do you like zero gravity or do you feel sick?

10. How do you stay in the same spot when you sleep?

11. What happens when you sneeze?

12. What do you see from your window right now?

13. What is the best part of being on the Space Station?

14. How did you feel when you first saw Earth from space?

15. Can you explain what it looks like inside the Space Station?

16. How do you stay still when working on the Space Station?

17. Do you think you will have problems with your muscles when you return to 


18. Are there weather conditions in Space that effect the Space Station?

19. Does your sense of smell change in Space?

20. Is it difficult to dock the Shuttle to the Space Station?



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


1.  Istituto Sociale, Torino, Italy, telebridge via  K6DUE

    Thu 14 Apr 2011, 08:49 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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