International Space Station school contact has been planned for Nick Hague KG5TMV with participants at The Children's Inn at NIH (National Institutes of Health), Bethesda, MD USAThe events is planned Monday September 23, 2019. It is scheduled to begin at approximately 20:08 UTC, which is 22:08 CEST.
The contact will be a telebridge operated by ON4ISS. The downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz
The Children's Inn at NIH is partnering with the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) to host Ask an Astronaut: Biomedical Science Edition. The event will give children receiving care at NIH a unique science and technology experience. They will learn about the importance of biomedical research in space, including NCATS' Tissue Chips in Space program, which recently sent five projects to the International Space Station and which some current crew members worked on (thank you!).
About The Children's Inn at NIH
The Children's Inn is an independent nonprofit that provides "a place like home" to families of children with rare or critical illnesses whose best hope is a clinical research trial at the NIH Clinical Center, the world's largest hospital dedicated to biomedical research. The Inn strives to fully and consistently meet the needs of our families during their children's treatments by providing housing and support services—all at no cost to them—and reducing the burdens of illness through therapeutic, educational and recreational programming.
The Ask an Astronaut event at The Inn will be different from ARISS's typical events with students in a classroom setting. The children at The Inn are seriously ill, so the goal will be on having a fun and stimulating experience. Kids can enjoy the wonder of talking with astronauts on the space station, learning what it's like to live in space and work on cool science experiments like Tissue Chips in Space. They also can learn about ham radio and how the astronauts can use it to communicate with other children all around the world.
Thank you for taking time to speak with these children.
1. Stella, 5: What's it like to go up in a rocket ship?
2. Wyatt (8), Graham (5), and Ryan (2 1/2): How are experiments conducted in space?
3. Cole, 7: Are there aliens in space? Do you see foreign creatures?
4. Max, 8: What's the coolest thing you've seen in space?
5. Jowanna, 9: If you get sick in space how do you get medical treatment?
6. Maxwell, 9: What do you do for fun in space?
7. Johanna: How many times have you been in space?
8. Emily, 12: How are body tissues affected by being in space?
9. Heidi, 13: Could being space be helpful to different medical conditions?
10. Madison, 14: What medicine do you have to take before you go into space?
11. Meg, 14: What advice do you have for someone who wants to become an astronaut?
12. Mooni, 16: What changes have you seen in your trips to space?
13. Afnan, 17: How do you prepare food in space?
14. Danielle, 21: Are your energy levels affected from being in space?
15. Connie, 21+: What is the weight of the space station?
16. Stella, 5: Would you rather live with gravity or without gravity?
17. Max, 8: Does your hair grow faster in space?
18. Wyatt (8), Graham (5), and Ryan (2 1/2): What books or classes influenced you to be an astronaut?
19. Madison, 14: What effects do space have on your sleep?
20. Mooni, 16: Do you get to FaceTime in space to talk to your family? How often?
21. Afnan, 17: What time zone is it in space?
22. Max, 8: Does your body change in space?
23. Madison, 14: What are some things that you like about being in space?
24. Mooni, 16: How do you become an astronaut and travel into space?
25. Madison, 14: What do you do to prepare for your travel into space?
The event will be webcast by the school on:
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: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, JAXA, and CSA. The US Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provide ARISS special support.
ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on board the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters' interest in science, technology, and learning.
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.ariss-eu.org and https://www.amsat-on.be/hamtv-summary/.
Gaston Bertels – ON4WF