[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Glenmore State High School, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

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Sun Jun 5 20:53:39 UTC 2016

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Glenmore State High School, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia on 06 June. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:39 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.



Glenmore High School is a modern, progressive secondary school providing quality education for students from years 7 to 12. Since its establishment in 1975 Glenmore High School has earned a reputation for high quality educational programs and services which develop a passion in students for learning and life.


Glenmore SHS runs an extension Science/Math program named "SCOPE" where student enrol and work through year levels at an accelerated rate, which allows them to finish traditional schooling early and conduct further studies at our local university, to which we are partnered (Central Queensland University), during their final year of schooling. 


Students in the "SCOPE- Science" program are encouraged to participate in our schools astronomy club and robotics club as an extra curricula activity. The schools astronomy club works with local primary schools, teaching about space and running viewing evenings.



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


1.  Does the ISS have any close calls or collisions with space junk or 

    meteorites and can you see meteorites entering the Earth's atmosphere and 

    burning up from above?

2.  What forces do you experience during the launch, when travelling from 

    Earth to the ISS?

3.  What levels of radiation are you exposed to on board the ISS?

4.  Does eating space food have any long term effects on your digestive 


5.  What different scientists are involved with the ISS?

6.  How do you go to the toilet and where does it go when you flush?

7.  What sounds can you hear inside the ISS?

8.  What are your favourite sites to view and photograph from space?

9.  Does the recycled air and water on-board the space station smell and 

    taste different to fresh air and water on Earth?

10.  Do you ever play jokes or pranks on each other and if so what is the 

     best joke or prank anyone has played on the ISS?

11.  What are the dangers of living in space on the ISS?

12.  How difficult is it to maintain contact with family and friends whilst 

     on the space station?

13.  What are the challenges for exercising in space?

14.  If you could travel to any moon or planet in our solar system, where 

     would it be and why?

15.  What are some of the current experiments being conducted on the ISS?

16.  What do you do in your typical day on board the ISS?

17.  What effects does living in zero gravity have on the human body?

18.  What is your education background and what do you need to become an 


19.  Can you feel the cold of space even through your space suit when on 


20.  Where do you think the next man space mission should be to and why?







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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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