[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with AstroNuts Kids Space Club Academy, Richmond Hill, Ontario, CA

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Thu May 12 03:18:09 UTC 2016

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at ASTRONUTS Kids Space Club Academy, David Dunlap Observatory, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada on 14 May. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 17:37 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.



The "Whats up in Space" camp & STEM contest was created by a 13 year-old, Brett Bielecki and father Ray, 5 years ago in order to ignite the curiosities of hundreds of elementary school children to learn about "all things space". Our volunteer-based space camp is held at the world famous David Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill Ontario where the children are engaged and inspired by 20 volunteer space educators, multiple Skype guests and educational activities in a fun and educational setting. The children's STEM contest brings together dozens of innovative future astronauts, scientists educators and engineers in the spirit of competition. Our space camp was launched because of the high interest for space education by elementary school students, their parents and teachers when they recognized the value of the "AstroNuts kids space club."



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


1.  Astronaut Tim, when you look out the windows of the cupola, on the ISS,     

    at our beautiful earth, it so peaceful but there are so many wars and 

    disagreements going on here.how does that affect the workings of 

    your peaceful multinational space station?

2.  How did your time as an aquanaut prepare you for space flight and could 

    any aspects of the training have been improved on?

3.  Who was your biggest inspiration and why?

4.  How did you feel when NASA told you that you might go blind or have 

    difficulty seeing for the next couple of years or even permanently?.

5.  I know that space missions have brought us many great inventions in the 

    past (such as wireless blow dryers) but are there any new inventions your 

    mission hopes to bring us over the next few months?

6.  How did it feel to be the first astronaut to wear the British flag on a 


7.  What do you prefer: Earth or Space and why?

8.  What is the hardest difference from living on earth and living in space 

    that you've had to adjust to while living on the ISS?

9.  With the satellites, in space do you get any cable service and watch t.v. 

    in space?

10.  What did you do to train to land on an asteroid?

11.  What was the turning point in your life where you decided, that this 

     career was the one and only destiny for you?

12.  We know what it's like to get sick on earth, (cold and flu). what 

     happens when you get sick in the ISS?







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Next planned event(s):


   1. Essex Heights Primary School, Mount Waverley, Victoria,  Australia, 

      telebridge via VK5ZAI

      The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS 

      The scheduled astronaut is Jeff Williams KD5TVQ 

      Contact is a go for: Fri 2016-05-20 08:35:16 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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