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Upcoming ARISS contact with Nankan 4th Elementary School,Nankanmachi, Tamanagun, Kumamoto, Japan

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Nankan 4th Elementary School, Nankanmachi, Tamanagun,  Kumamoto, Japan on 21 June. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:00 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8N6N4E. 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.



The Nakan 4th Elementary School is a small elementary school. There are 98 students now. This time, all students of the sixth grade (18 students) will ask to Furukawa. Each student prepared two questions. They are looking forward to the communication with Furukawa. 



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


1.  As seen from space, what is the most beautiful thing?

2.  It was heard that the color of the earth had changed because of global 

    warming. What color does the earth look now?

3.  As you know, we had a big earthquake in Japan in March. Can you see the 

    situation of damage from there?

4.  Cannot the earthquake and the tsunami be foreseen by observing the earth 

    from space?

5.  We hear Furukawa is Medical Doctor. What work and research in space?

6.  How do you get the oxygen in the ISS? How do you do if oxygen is lost?

7.  Can you see a shooting star in space?

8.  Are the sound and the voice transmitted in space?

9.  How do you see the sun seen there?

10. What kind of room are the ISS? Is there your room?

11. What kind of living thing are the ISS except the person?

12. Can butterflies fly in ISS?

13. What is the most delicious space food?

14. On what occasion, do you think it was good to became an astronaut?

15. Have you ever seen a UFO? Dr. Furukawa,do you believe in UFOs?

16. What does space smell like?

17. How do you change your clothes?

18. Does the star (constellation) change as seen in the earth at each season?

19. What you cannot able to do in the earth and can it do in space? (vice 


20. What is the most inconvenience in the ISS?

21. Do you want to return to Japan? When is it?

22. What is having thought the difference from the expectation because of 

    going to space?

23. When going to space, what is the thing that should never be taken?

24. Is the news of Japan spread to ISS?

25. We heard the infinity extension of space. Is it true?

26. How do you spend the free time?

27. What color does space today see?

28. What feeling is micro gravity?

29. How do it do and do it sleep when sleeping?

30. What do you do when you catch a cold?

31. Does the meteorite hit the ISS? How do it become it if hitting?

32. Can clothes taken off be folded?

33. You might likely to go out, and work besides the ISS? What work is it?

34. What should do when we may go to space?

35. What do you do when you get the sickness or injury which need operation?

36. How do you polish your tooth in ISS?



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


Next planned event(s):




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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