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Upcoming ARISS contact with Kobe Science Museum, Kobe-city,Japan

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Kobe Science Museum, Kobe-city, Japan on 05 Sept. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:48 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds.

The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8J3KSM. The contact should be audible over Japan and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in Japanese.



Kobe science museum opens the interesting science pavilion club every year (from May to next March). This year they organize the Ham Kids. They teach how to get the license of Ham. Members of this club are from 4th grade to 6th grade of elementary school. Also, those kids will ask some questions to Furukawa.



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


1.  Before you prepared all thing, but is there something that it only had to 

    bring in space?

2.  What feeling was the flash phenomenon?

3.  What is the hardship in space?

4.  What different do you see the stars from ISS instead of the earth?

5.  Does the plant grow up in space?

6.  What the change did your body in space?

7.  What is the most enjoyment when going to space?

8.  What do you want to do when you will come back from space?

9.  What is the most delicious space food?

10. What do you experience in ISS?

11. How is the sun seen from space large compared with the sun seen from the 


12. What are necessaries thing during EVA?

13. Did you see the dream seen at sleep in space?

14. If what kind of study is done, can it become an astronaut?

15. Is there an upper and lower right and left in space?

16. Is there sports that can be done in space?

17. Has space lived easily more actually than the ground?



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


Next planned event(s):


  1.  Pine Tree Middle School, Longview, Texas, direct via WE5PT

      Fri, 9 Sept 2011, 14:48 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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