[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Bouze Island Elementary and Junior High School, Homeji, Japan

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Fri Jun 3 21:04:53 UTC 2016

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Bouze Island Elementary and Junior High School, Homeji,  Japan on 04 June. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:31 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8N3B. 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.



Bouze Island is one of the Ieshima small Islands which are located in the Seto Inland sea of Hyogo Prefecture in Japan. There are about 1400 people on the island and are part of the marine products industry. They live with simplicity and are friendly.  But the students of this Island have not had a chance for scientific experience as part of their school education because of their remote location. There are 140 persons in the elementary school and 100 persons in the junior high school.



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


1.   What problems do you experience the most while you are in space?

2.   What about zero gravity do you find convenient, surprising and 


3.   Have you been hurt or sick?  What do you do?

4.   Do you have morning, afternoon and night there?

5.   Do you get your hair cut?  How do you do that?

6.   How do you brush your teeth?

7.   One the ISS, is there free time for you?

8.   In ISS, how many people are there?

9.   In the ISS, what do you check?

10.   Was it not scary to go to space?

11.   In zero gravity, how do you sleep?

12.   I heard that your height grows in the space, is that true?

13.   How long did it take time to become an astronaut?

14.   Why did you think that you wanted to become an astronaut?

15.   Being in outer space, does cause bad eyesight?

16.   Is life easier in space or on earth?

17.   What do you do for the tooth powder when you brushed your teeth?

18.   In the ISS, how much food is stored?

19.   In the zero gravity, how is the bath?

20.   How can you see the earth now?

21.   Comparing the same food, does how to feel about taste change in the   

      earth and space?

22.   How does the restroom work in zero gravity?

23.   How many times have you been to the space?

24.   You are in the ISS, can you contact a family and a friend immediately?

25.   How do you take a drink in zero gravity?

26.   How does oxygen in the ISS form? How is carbon dioxide eliminated?






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Next planned event(s):


      1.  Glenmore State High School,  Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia,  

          telebridge via W6SRJ. The ISS callsign is  presently scheduled to 

          be NA1SS. The scheduled astronaut is Tim Kopra KE5UDN  

          Contact is a go for: Mon 2016-06-06 08:39:31 UTC   



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Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or informal education venues.  With the help of experienced amateur radio volunteers, ISS crews speak directly with large audiences in a variety of public forums.  Before and during these radio contacts, students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio.  For more information, see www.ariss.org, www.amsat.org, and www.arrl.org.


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN



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