ARISS CONTACT PLANNED
WITH MAHOPAC PUBLIC LIBRARY,
An Expedition 19 ARISS school contact has been planned with participants
at Mahopac Public Library,
The contact will be a telebridge between OR4ISS and ON4ISS. The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.
Downlink signals will be audible all over
ARISS VOIP coordinator Graham Lawton G7EVY will distribute the radiocontact over *AMSAT* and *JK1ZRW* Conference nodes.
For more than 50 years, the Mahopac
Library has been dedicated to quality library service to the community. It
began in a classroom at
Over the years, changing demographics
(new families with young children, immigrants, retirees),
an expanding population, and a fluctuating economy placed pressure on the
library’s building. Beginning in 1994, the Library’s Board of Trustees began
exploring the possibility of a new facility, undertook a feasibility study, and
finally asked the
Ground was broken for the new building
The students participating in the ISS
Contact project represent
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. Kristin (5th grade): How fast are you going when you blast off and what does it feel like?
2. Katherine (5th grade): Is it fun to float in the aircraft?
3. Gabrielle (7th grade): Do you have ipods on the space station and if so, what are your favorite songs?
4. Samantha (5th grade): Do the stars in space look different than they do from earth?
5. Catherine (5th grade): Is it fun in space without gravity or do you like gravity better?
6. Domenic (5th grade): Do other planets have an atmosphere like the earth and can you see them better from the ISS?
7. Nicholas (5th grade): What is it like living in space for such a long time?
8. Isabel (5th grade): What’s the one mystery of space that you would like to discover?
10. Kate (5th grade): I heard about Suni Williams running a marathon on the treadmill in space. Due to the weightlessness, is there a difference in the energy needed to run a mile?
11. Kristin (5th grade): What is the best thing that you have seen through the Hubble telescope?
12. Katherine (5th grade): Did anything weird ever happen to you on a space mission?
13. Gabrielle (7th grade): Are you able to watch TV?
14. Samantha (5th grade): Are you on a mission to find a new planet or are you just flying around?
15. Catherine (5th grade): Is it exciting when you’re in space or do you get bored?
16. Domenic (5th grade): If a meteor hit the International Space Station, what would happen?
17. Nicholas (5th grade): Is it sad to always be away from you family and friends? (maybe what do you miss most)
18. Isabel (5th grade):: What is the coolest space tool that you use?
20. Kate (5th grade): What kind of training do you do in the pool at the Natural Buoyancy Laboratory that helped you prepare for space walks?
ARISS is an
international educational outreach program partnering the participating space
agencies, NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA, with the AMSAT
and IARU organizations from participating countries.
ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers onboard 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.
Gaston Bertels, ON4WF