[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center, Garden City, New York

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Thu May 19 02:22:04 UTC 2016

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center, Garden City, New York on 23 May. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:57 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 state of California 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.


The Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center, located in Garden City, New York, opened in 2002. The mission of the museum is to inspire students with the spirit of discovery through the exploration of air and space technologies, and to encourage them to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The museum is home to the Westbury Magnet Academy at the Cradle of Aviation, the first magnet school to open on Long Island. The Museum and Academy offer two summer STEM enrichment programs for students entering the seventh and ninth grades. The ARISS event will be an invaluable tool to supplement classroom instruction and research.




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


1.  What do you do for entertainment when not working?

2.  What do you plan to do with the knowledge gained from your experiments?

3.  Do you have to go through any tests to be qualified for this job?

4.  What do you do as a group when anyone becomes mentally or physically ill?

5.  What is your daily schedule like when you are in space?

6.  What type of medical testing qualifies an astronaut to be physically and 

    mentally fit for space?

7.  Does the lack of communication or human contact affect you?

8.  Is exploring space what you imagined it would be when you were a child?

9.  If there is any kind of failure who do you first contact?

10.  What is the best college to prepare you for a career in space 


11.  Do you ever think about possible dangers you may face by being in space?

12.  What colleges and majors do you recommend for students who want to do 

     what you do?

13.  How do you handle a fellow astronaut who is in a bad mood?

14.  How do your family and friends cope with missing you?

15.  Does the lack of gravity have any effect on your body?

16.  How do you cope with missing your family and friends?

17.  How big is the chip on the ISS window?

18.  Do you have any feelings of claustrophobia?

19.  Do you bring plants with you for extra oxygen?

20.  What is the worst part of being in space?








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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.  

Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN


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