[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Kiluutaq School, Umiujaq, Nunavik Quebec, Canada

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Fri Nov 13 13:36:37 UTC 2015

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Kiluutaq School, Umiujaq, Nunavik Quebec, Canada

on 17 Nov. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 16:47 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 W6SRJ. The contact should be audible over the west coast of the U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.



We are students from Kiluutaq school. Our school is located in the village of Umiujaq. This is a small village of about 460 people in northern Quebec (Canada). In winter, we use special clothes to go hunting. We hunt seals, belugas, caribou, fish and foxes. In addition, every year we celebrate the blueberry festival and we pick a lot of blueberries. Our village is very special since we are talking 3 different languages: Inuttitut, English and French. In our village there are two stores, a school, an arena, an airport,a health center and a community center.





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


1. What kinds of food do you eat and do you bring favourites with you on 

   Space Station?

2. What is the temperature difference from outside and inside the Space 


3. Do things like toilet use and washing in weightless conditions, demand 

   intense training?

4. How do you wash and clean yourself in weightless conditions? Is there a 

   bathing room?

5. What are the most remarkable things you see on Earth from Space Station?

6. How long are the missions each Astronaut undertakes?

7. How many people can live on the Space Station at one time?

8. Do all Astronauts have their own sleeping quarters and how well do you 

   sleep?  Are dreams different on Space Station?

9. Have you ever seen unusual things outside the Space Station and do the 

   planets and stars look different than from earth?

10. Why did you want to become an astronaut and was it difficult to achieve?

11. What happens if there is a medical emergency? Can you get back to earth 


12. Do you have regular working hours on Space Station?

13. What do you do for entertainment on Space Station?







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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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