terça-feira, 28 de abril de 2020

ARISS school contact on YouTube from Virginia, USA

ARISS school contact on YouTube from Virginia, USA

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Northern Virginia Schools Group, Woodbridge VA on 30 April. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 13:35 UTC, which is 15.35 CEST.  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 Multi-Point Telebridge between NA1SS and AB1OC. A multi-point telebridge contact means that each student will be on the telebridge from their own home. The contact should be audible over the state of New Hampshire and adjacent areas. U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink.

The contact is expected to be conducted in English. Watch for live stream at: https://youtu.be/Cu8I9ose4Vo

We are students from Northern Virginia. We are ages 5-10 years old and we are in K-5th grade, in Woodbridge VA, just outside of DC. Our school year was ended on March 13th and we have been home learning many things using distance learning methods. We have been learning how to get along in small spaces with little contact with the rest of our community. We are learning quickly how it must feel to be on the ISS!

Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. What does the sun look like from outer space?
2. How comfortable is it to sleep in space?
3. What is one thing you want to eat when you get back to earth?
4. I've heard that stars are red, yellow and blue. Can you see those colors in space when you look at the stars?
5. Besides your family, what do you miss most while being in space?
6. What are your thoughts on our Covid-19 situation right now? Does the Earth look differently over the last 3
months now that many people are inside and not creating pollution?
7. How often do you get to go out of the ISS? Have you been on any space walks?
8. Who makes the rocket that takes you to the ISS?
9. What does it feel like to float all the time?
10. Do you use flashlights on space walks?
11. How do you exercise in space?
12. How do you get out for space walks safely without the air from the ISS coming out into space? How does it
feel to walk in space?
13. What do you wear in the space station?
14. How did it feel when you first got to space?
15. How is space different from Earth?
16. What do you study in school to become an astronaut?
17. What do you like the most about being in space?
18. Were you nervous when you launched into space?
19. How do you communicate with loved ones while you are in space?

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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 ISS National Lab 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 public forums. Before and during these radio contacts, students, educators, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org.

Thank you & 73,
David Jordan AA4KN

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