[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with BORG Monsbergergasse, Graz, Austria

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Mon Nov 9 01:45:08 UTC 2015

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at BORG Monsbergergasse, Graz, Austria on 09 Nov. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:42 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 direct between OR4ISS and OE0ARISS. The contact should be audible Austria 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.



The BORG Monsbergergasse is a grammar school in Graz, Monsbergergasse 16. Graz is the second largest city in Austria, located in the southeast of the country. The school can easily be reached from everywhere in Graz using public transport.


About 800 students attend the school and there are about 100 teachers.  Our students can choose between 5 different areas of interest: sports, science, music, art and informatics. After four to five years the students graduate from school after taking their A-levels.


The school offers a fantastic infrastructure for the students. Apart from the classrooms there is a lab, a library and a cafeteria. There are special computer rooms, four gyms and outside there are several courts for doing sports.  Besides there is a garden to relax in the breaks.




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


1.  If the astronauts did not train on the ISS which consequences would they 

    have to face back on earth?

2.  What measures are taken when an astronaut gets sick?

3.  What kind of food are the astronauts allowed to eat?

4.  What is your favourite food in space?

5.  What is your daily routine on the ISS?

6.  Do you wear special clothes on the ISS?

7.  What do you do in your spare time?

8.  People on water might suffer from seasickness. Is there a similar 

    sickness in space?

9.  Can you describe your feelings and emotions when you see the earth from 


10.  Do you think it will be possible for civilians to visit the space in the 

     near future?

11.  Do you miss your family and friends?

12.  Can you think of any moments when you wanted to leave the ISS and return 


13.  What kind of research are you doing these days?

14.  Which experiments do you consider the most interesting ones?

15.  Do you also have fun on the ISS?

16.  Have you ever noticed anything weird outside the ISS?

17.  What are the risks of working in space? Does the ISS have an emergency 

     escape system?

18.  What would happen if there was a fire on ISS?

19.  Does it sometimes happen that you forget something on earth which you 

     would need in space?

20.  Why do the times of overflight-forecasts sometimes change?










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Next planned event(s):


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


         The ISS  callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

         The scheduled astronaut is Kjell  Lindgren KO5MOS

         The contact is a go for: Thu , 12Nov2015 16:25 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 visit the ARISS website at ariss.org. 


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN



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