[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Col.legi Asuncion de Ntra. Sra., Barcelona, Spain

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sun Nov 13 04:46:42 UTC 2016

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Col·legi Asuncion de Ntra. Sra., Barcelona, Spain on 17 Nov. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:25 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.



In 2016, Col.legi Asuncion de Ntra. Sra. is celebrating the 140th anniversary of the 1876 founding of the school.


The school has approximately 600 students of Kindergarden (from 3 to 6 years of age), Primary (6-12 years old) and Secondary (from 12 to 16 years old) and is located in Barcelona, in the Poblenou neighbourhood, belonging to Sant Martí district.


It would be very rewarding for all of us to finish the anniversary contacting the International Space Station as the main activity of a set of Interdisciplinary Didactic Projects and multiple age level participation activities.


Our aim is to engage every student in these activities, which are not only STEM/STEAM related, but also cover geography, languages, history and others.




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


1. Since you are at zero gravity, do you get the feeling of being upright or 

   upside down?

2. How do you cope with the anxiety caused by being in such a small room 

   where you can barely move?

3. What surprised you the most the very first time you reached the space 

   station? Does it have a certain smell (like hospitals do)?

4. What is your current research about?

5. To compensate for bone and muscle loss caused by weightlessness, do you 

   take any dietary supplement to complement the physical exercise?

6. Would you be willing to travel to Mars? When do you think it will be 


7. Have you experienced any dangerous situation during the spacewalks, for 

   example a space debris impact?

8. What differences have you come across between 3D printing on Earth and in 

   the station?

9. How do you think schools in the future should be so students can meet the 

   challenges of your research?

10. Do you have control over the station or is it controlled from earth? What 

    about in case of an emergency?

11. How long can you be outside the station during EVAs (extravehicular 


12. What is your opinion on the tourist space voyages? Do you think it will 

    be soon available for everyone?

13. What do you do when you are ill?

14. How do you spend your free time in the station?

15. What is the thing on the Earth that you miss the most?

16. Do you feel small compared to the hugeness of space?

17. How do the stars and the Earth look like from the space station?

18. Can you tell us about your daily life in the station?

19. What is the temperature and pressure inside and outside the space 


20. Where do you get all the power for the station to function properly?







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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), the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and  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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