[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Essex Heights Primary School, Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia

Andy Kellner hawat1 at yahoo.com
Thu May 19 04:10:46 UTC 2016

Is that contact streamed somewhere ?
Andreas - VK4TH

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 Subject: [amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Essex Heights Primary School, Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia
An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Essex Heights Primary School, Mount Waverley, Victoria,  Australia on 20 May. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:35 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 VK5ZAI. The contact should be audible over 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.



Essex Heights Primary School is situated in Mount Waverley, an eastern suburb of Melbourne. It provides a primary education of the highest quality for children and is recognised as a school of excellence.

Children develop positive attitudes and acquire skills that equip them for their future.

At Essex Heights, all children are valued and differences are accepted within a supportive school environment. The curriculum caters for the needs of all children and encourages each child to reach his/her potential in a stimulating and challenging classroom environment. The various needs of children with disabilities and highly able children are appropriately met. 

At Essex Heights Primary School, the curriculum is designed around the Victorian Essential learning Standards aimed at ensuring all students have the capacity to:-

.    Manage themselves as individuals in relation to others

.    Understand the world in which they live

.    Act effectively in that world

 Whilst literacy and numeracy remain a key focus, students are prepared for their future by being actively involved in learning programs covering a wide range of domains:




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


1.  What different jobs do you do as work (on the space station)?

2.  Do you prefer gravity or zero gravity and why?

3.  How long does it take to get used to gravity again once back on Earth?

4.  Why don't you run out of oxygen on the international space station?

5.  Why is it important to conduct experiments in space?

6.  What does a sunrise or sunset look like when you look through the windows 

    of the space station?

7.  What is the most AMAZING thing you have seen through your window?

8.  Why does food taste different on the space station and do you have 

    regular mealtimes together?

9.  Why are you on your current mission and what do you hope to learn?

10.  What was the thing you looked forward to the most when you were 

    preparing to go into space?

11.  What do you do on a typical day?

12.  Does your body react differently living in space?

13.  Have you seen space junk, and how bad is the problem?

14.  How many spacewalks have you and the crew done and was it scary?

15.  Why can the International Space Station stay in orbit around Earth, 

    without falling?

16.  What happens if you fall seriously ill on the ISS?

17.  What do you like to read and is your book a real paper one?

18.  How much spare time do you have and what do you do for fun?

19.  How long and what sort of training did you do to become an astronaut?

20.  What is the most interesting or surprising thing about being an 


21.  Why did you want to become an astronaut?

22.  What is your favourite food to eat on the International Space Station 

    and what food are you missing the most?







      Visit ARISS on Facebook. We can be found at Amateur Radio on the 

      International Space Station (ARISS).


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Next planned event(s):


  1.  Cradle of Aviation Museum  and Education Center, Garden City, New 

      York, telebridge via W6SRJ

      The ISS  callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

      The scheduled astronaut is Jeff  Williams KD5TVQ

      Contact is a go for: Mon 2016-05-23 12:57:05 UTC




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.a


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN


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