[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Briargreen Public School, Nepean, ON, Canada

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Sat Jun 11 03:39:00 UTC 2016

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Briargreen Public School, Nepean, ON, Canada

on 13 June. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:19 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 VK4KHZ. 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.



Briargreen is an amazing K-6 open-concept school nestled in a suburban community, of west Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. It is a caring community of diverse students, teachers and parents, who love to share both our in-class and out-of-class experiences with each other. Some of our noteworthy special events include our Kindergarten Chinese New Year parade, Terry Fox Run activities and junior community games days. Our learning community has some of the most wonderful students in the world!





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


1.   What types of things do you miss when you've been on the ISS for a long 


2.   The rocket launch stage is one of the most dangerous moments. What did 

     you think about at that period? Are you scared?

3.   What was the hardest part of your training experience that you had to go 

     through before you went to space? 

4.   How do you handle being away from your family and friends for such a 

     long time?

5.   When you were a little kid, did you dream of being an astronaut, or did 

     you decide when you were older?

6.   How does it feel to be without gravity in space? 

7.   Do you feel like your sleep is affected in space?  Are you more tired or 

     awake while in space?

8.   We'd like to know what happens if you are sick or get injured while in 

     space or in a spaceship?

9.   What is it like being in a micro-gravity environment and then coming 

     back to earth?

10.   What do you do in your spare time? 

11.   How much electricity does the space station use?

12.   How do you communicate and how often do you communicate with your 

      family down on earth?

13.   How many hours do you have out of the station in outer space with your 

      suit on? Is there an overall time limit for being out in space?

14.   What was the most dangerous situation you have ever experienced in the 


15.   What made you want to go to the space station and stay in space for 6 

      months at a time instead of a shorter mission?






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Next planned event(s):


   1.  TBD



ABOUT ARISS                                                             

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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