[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Frontiers of Flight Museum/ Moon Day, Dallas, TX

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Fri Aug 4 14:36:36 UTC 2017

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Frontiers of Flight Museum/ Moon Day, Dallas, TX

on 05 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 18:02 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 OR4ISS and ON4ISS. The contact should be audible over portions of Europe 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.



For the third year in a row, the Frontiers of Flight Museum is honored to be selected for a live contact with the International Space Station through the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program.  We greatly appreciate the support and assistance of the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in making this phenomenal opportunity for our students possible.  


The Frontiers of Flight Museum is committed to educating, motivating, and inspiring all ages in science, technology, engineering, and math, and this remarkable opportunity offers us a unique venue toward that goal.  Our previous ARISS contacts have been viewed by overflow audiences in our 200-seat auditorium, and we once again welcome this chance to inspire young people while also educating the public about the importance of the International Space Station.


This TALK LIVE! To the ISS event will be held on 5 August, only two weeks after our ninth annual "Moon Day" event, the largest annual space exposition in Texas.  This year, Moon Day featured exhibits and demonstrations by the Dallas Amateur Radio Club, AMSAT, the Johnson Space Center, several universities, and numerous space-related corporations and organizations.  Programs and classes for all ages included model rocket building and launching for younger visitors as well as serious academic presentations for mature audiences such as The Future of Human Spaceflight:  The Moon, Asteroids, and Mars, The August Solar Eclipse, and a special appearance by Dr. Janet Kavandi, Director of the NASA Glenn Research Center and a three-time Space Shuttle astronaut (STS-91, STS-99, and STS-104). Several young visitors to Moon Day submitted questions for consideration for this upcoming ARISS contact.


The live conversation via Amateur Radio with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station in the Museum's auditorium will be open to the public.  




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


1. How long did it take for the Space Station to be built?

2. Does the change in gravity affect a person's heart rate and length of   


3. How do the experiments on the Space Station help us overcome the 

   challenges humans will face on the journey to Mars?

4. Does electricity work differently in space than on Earth?

5. Are there any plans to reduce, recycle, and even reuse the space debris 

   orbiting Earth?

6. How do you fly the Space Station?

7. Will you be able to see the solar eclipse on August 21st in space?

8. What is it like to live in micro-gravity?

9. Do you have dreams and how do you feel after waking up?

10. What was the most surprising experiment you have done on the Space 


11. What language do you speak on the Space Station?

12. Have you ever been sick in space?

13. What has been your best experience as an astronaut?

14. What did you study in school to help you become an astronaut?

15. Are your favorite foods in space the same as your favorite foods on 


16. Why does your spacecraft heat up coming back down to Earth but not while 

    launching into 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), 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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