[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Dragonskolan, Umeå, Sweden

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Tue Nov 3 18:25:51 UTC 2015

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Dragonskolan, Umeå, Sweden on 05 Nov. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:35 UTC. It is recommended that you start listening approximately 10 minutes before this time.The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and VK6MJ. The contact should be audible over portions of Australia 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.



Dragonskolan is one of the biggest upper secondary schools in Sweden and is located in central Umeå. Currently hosting 1820 students aged 16-19 and 300 staff; it has recently been renovated to meet modern needs in a stimulating learning environment.


At Dragonskolan, we have an ethos where we believe we can offer our students three meaningful and enjoyable years. Our core values are "open and bright", referring not only to the physical surroundings but also to the social climate. 


Dragonskolan is the biggest meeting place for young people in Umeå, 

A wide range of 3 year programs, college preparatory and vocational, are offered here, ranging from natural science to humanities and technological science. 


At the core of the school is the Dragonskolan Technology Center where everything is taught from industrial welding technology to electronics, automation, computer science, CAD and much more.




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


1.  How would you describe the smell in space?

2.  Is going to space what you expected it to be?

3.  How dark is it dark in space?

4.  Have you ever fantasized about seeing an alien life form?

5.  Do you have access to internet and social media on the space station?

6.  What is the first thing you want to do when you get back home?

7.  What is the annual salary as an astronaut?

8.  When are humans expected to go to Mars?

9.  How does one feel in size aboard the space station?

10.  If a person is in the middle of a room in aboard the space station 

     without reaching the walls. How would that person move from that 

     position without throwing something in the opposite direction?

11.  Where does the oxygen come from?

12.  How has your vision of life changed from being in space?

13.  Which time is correct in space?

14.  How do you take a shower in low gravity?

15.  Do you ever get tired of each other on the space station?

16.  Don't you miss your family and friends?

17.  Do you think people get another view on our problems on earth after a 

     trip to space?

18.  What does it feel like to sleep in space?

19.  Was it worth all the training to go to space?

20.  What is the best experience you have had so far going to space?







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Next planned event(s):



1. BORG Monsbergergasse, Graz, Austria, direct via  OEØARISS
   The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS
   The scheduled astronaut is Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS 
   Contact is a go for: Mon  2015-11-09 09:42:15 UTC  

2. Ste. Genevieve du Bois  Catholic Elementary School, Warson Woods,    

   Missouri, direct via NØBKA 
   The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS 
   The scheduled astronaut is Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS 
   The contact is a go for:  Thu 2015-11-12 16:25:16 UTC



ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the volunteer support and leadership from AMSAT and IARU societies around the world with the ISS space agencies partners: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA.


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 at ariss.org. 


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN


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