[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Takaishi City Central Public Hall, Takaishi City, Japan

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Mon Aug 14 04:06:01 UTC 2017

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Takaishi City Central Public Hall, Takaishi City, Japan on 14 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:37 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8N3NA. The contact should be audible over Japan 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.



Takaishi city central public hall is located in the center of Takaishi city. We are ready to open the door of public hall to every school child. Almost all the boy and girls in Takaishi city are interested in nature, science and space.



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


1. Why did you want to be an astronaut?

2. To be an astronaut how I spend my school days?

3. What experiment are you doing?

4. Are there any difficulties in space walking?

5. How do you feel in zero gravity?

6. Are the stars beautiful like we watch them from the earth?

7. Are the stars shining clearly?

8. What time do you usually get up and go to bed in space?

9. What color is the earth now?

10. How do you enjoy your life in zero gravity?

11. What kind of space food do you like? Taste good?

12. Can you take a break?  What do you do for fun?

13. What exercise are you doing to avoid weak bones?

14. What do you do on ISS?

15. How heavy is the space suit?

16. You are an astronaut now, you've changed a lot you used to be?

17. How do you sleep?

18. How does the earth look like?

19. Would you tell me your dreams?

20. Is the earth beautiful?

21. How do the butterflies and dragonflies fly in zero gravity?

22. Which do you eat a lot, in space or on the earth?




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Next planned event(s):


      1. Fleet Science Center, BE WISE  Program, San Diego, CA, direct via KJ6KDZ 

                   The ISS callsign is presently  scheduled to be NA1SS

                   The scheduled astronaut is Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA  

                   Contact is a go for: Sat 2017-08-19 16:44 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), 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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