ARISS contact for Scouts Jam in Illinois audible in Europe
International Space Station contact is planned for Space Jam 9, Rantoul,
Illinois, USA. The event is scheduled for Saturday August 8, 2015 at
approximately 16.58 UTC (18.58 CEST). This will be a telebridge radio
contact between OR4ISS and IK1SLD.
The signals from space will be audible in Europe on 145.800MHz FM.
to all stations from the participants and volunteers of Space Jam 9 in
Rantoul, Illinois. Though primarily a weekend Scouting and STEM
education event, we are open to all interested youth. Boy Scouts and
Girl Scouts from 24 states have come together in an educational and fun
format to learn more about the life skills that will prepare them for
the increasingly complex technological future. Training is our theme
this year. While it is well known that Scouting teaches pioneering
skills like camping and wilderness survival, the new pioneers and
wilderness are in outer space and we are working hard at 44 technology
oriented Merit Badges and activities, plus some fun things like the Duct
Tape Merit Badge. Talking to the astronauts on the ISS is an
unforgettable part of the experience at Space Jam and that's next on our
list. We will not know for many years whether one of these youths
becomes an astronaut themselves but it is certain that they are all part
of tomorrow's leaders.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. How do you train to sleep in space?
2. What type of engine propulsion will we use to go to Mars?
3. Could we drop containers to the Mars surface but leave the engine in orbit?
4. Would a steam powered train whistle work in space?
5. How long did you train for this mission?
6. Could ribbons be stretched to an Earth orbiting station & used as tracks to reach orbit?
7. Could ribbons be stretched to a Mars orbiting station & used as tracks to reach orbit?
8. If a ship left Mars, traveling 17,500 mph, what is the shortest time it could take to reach Earth.
9. Imagine you are the engineer on a shuttle that goes back and forth between Earth orbit and Mars orbit; what year would it be?
10. Are you still training for future missions?
11. What is your favorite food on the space station?
12. How many bits of space junk does NASA track & how can we reduce the problem?
13. Are there earth-bound disabilities that might be irrelevant in space weightlessness?
14. Is there art on the walls of the ISS or do you see examples of the Arts in space?
15. If we found cave art on Mars what do you imagine it would depict?
16. Are there any musical instruments on the ISS?
Every discipline can be an art; from the people who sew the stitches on
a space suit to a computer programmer, aren't we all artists when we do
our best? 18. The theme for SJ 10 will be the Arts; should STEM
education be changed to STEAM?
19. What music do you listen to on the ISS?
20. What is your favorite form of art?
21. How is the espresso machine working?
22. What fresh foods do you most look forward to on delivery day?
23. When will we first set foot on Mars?
24. When will we go back to the Moon?
is an international educational outreach program partnering the
volunteer support and leadership from AMSAT and IARU societies around
the world with the ISS space agencies partners: NASA, Russian Space
Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA.
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.
Gaston Bertels – ON4WF
Source directe : ARISS
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