2 Schoolcontacten met ISS op donderdag 26 oktober

ARISS heeft voor komende donderdag, 26 oktober, maar liefst 2 schoolcontacten met ISS gepland.
Het eerste contact is gepland voor 8:23 UTC met de school Beaconsfield State School, Mackay, Queensland, Australië. Het wordt een telebridge verbinding. Claudio, IK1SLD verzorgt dit keer het grondstation in Italië.
De uizending vanuit ISS is in grote delen van Europa rechtstreeks te beluisteren op 145,800 MHz.
Hoogst waarschijnlijk is deze schoolstation verbinding ook als video stream te volgen via de webstream van de BATC.
Het tweede contact op donderdag is gepland voor 9:55 UTC.
Dit keer een gecombineerd schoolcontact met 2 scholen, één in Ierland en één in Roemenië.
De scholen zijn: Glanmire Community College, in Cork, Ierland en Colegiul National Calistrat Hogas, in Piatra Neamt, Roemenië. Joe Acaba, KE5DAR, is bij deze dubbele verbinding de astronaut in ISS die de vragen gaat beantwoorden.
De school in Ierland verzorgt dit keer de rechtstreekse verbinding en heeft voor die gelegenheid de call EI1ISS. De school in Roemenie maakt een telefoonverbinding met de school in Ierland.
Op de frequentie 145,800 MHz is deze gecombineerde verbinding, in smalband FM, in een deel van Europa rechtstreeks te volgen.
Zie hieronder voor de beschrijving van beide scholen en de vragen die gesteld gaan worden.

School Information for Beaconsfield State School, Mackay, Queensland, Australia:

Beaconsfield State School is an Education Queensland Primary School that caters for approximately 315 children from Prep to Year six. The school is in the northern suburbs of Mackay. The school’s mission is to develop students who are safe, respectful and responsible life-long learners, through the implementation of School Wide Positive Behaviour Support. Our ongoing focus for improvement in Literacy has delivered a whole school approach to reading – Reading on the Same Page, with a focus on SCORE as a strategy for reading comprehension, which is part of every teacher’s classroom practice when teaching Reading. Our staff use Explicit Instruction as our signature pedagogy for teaching and learning. Our students are involved in many sporting opportunities representing Beaconsfield, Cumberland, Mackay, Central Queensland and Queensland in individual and team sports. Our performing arts program provides an excellent music education with a strong tradition of success. The school provides instrumental music tuition in strings, brass, percussion and woodwind, with students becoming involved in regional band competitions and instrumental music camps.Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:

1. Lucas: Can you see what the weather conditions are like on Earth from space?
2. Sian: Is it comfortable sleeping in space?
3. Zara: What was your dream when you were little?
4. Taya: Is it sometimes lonely in space?
5. Chase: Has there ever been a medical emergency in space?
6. Albert: How long do you stay in the space station for?
7. Kahdeesjah: What is the hardest thing you have had to do in space?
8. Aiden: What does Australia look like from space?
9. Sam: What are your favourite things to do in space?
10. Sophia: Why did you become an astronaut?
11. Penny: What do you miss most about Earth?
12. Lucy: Is space beautiful?
13. Stevie: What do you eat in space?

 School Information:

Glanmire Community College is located in Ireland, beside the city of Cork. The student body, all of whom are now space fanatics, consists of over 1,000 boys and girls aged between 13 and 18. From building models to choral arrangements, students have enthusiastically prepared for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
All students have studied about the ISS and were given an oppertunity to submit questions to be selected.

Colegiul National “CALISTRAT HOGAS” Piatra-Neamt provides quality services for the educational community by ensuring every student has their individual course of development. An important mission of the high school is to respect human diversity and also to ensure the full safety of the students.
The vision  of this school is based on its current status of “university education nursery” and aims to achieve superior performance not only for those who are certified in training, but also to affirm the  potential and social fulfillment  of our young Romanian generation which is known and acknowledged here in their own country and also abroad.

There are 770 students attending this school, of whom 200 students are enrolled in middle school classes and 570 students in high school classes.

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

Odd numbered questions are from Glanmire, Ireland
Even numbered questions are from Calistrat Hogas, Romania.

1. Daisy (14): What experiments would Leonardo Da Vinci carry out if he was in your place?
2. Raluca (17): What are some of the most interesting experiments that you have been a part of, in space?
3. Ruairi (17): Could you simulate gravity with a centrifuge on the ISS?
4. Vlad (16): What is your favorite aspect of being in space?
5. Maddie (13): Does your hair & cells grow faster or slower on the ISS?
6. Theodor (16): Is there a limit to the amount of water you can use & how do you get more?
7. Glenn (17): Are microorganisms affected by microgravity, and how does this affect digestion?
8. Andreea (17): Is there a safe time limit in which an astronaut can be in space?
9. Sean (15): Can you give one example of how augmented reality could save time on the ISS?
10. Andi (16): Is time passing slower for you than it is for us?
11. Ciara (13): I read your sense of taste changes on board ISS. Does that mean you could eat the hottest pepper on earth?
12. Alexandru (16): What changes does the human body go through while in space and after going back to Earth?
13. Ruth (16): Will it be possible to carry out deep space exploration without the use of artificial intelligence?
14. Tudor (17): What is the most difficult activity that you encounter every day?
15. Olivia (14): Does the ISS send information in real-time to help to track storms?
16. Andreea (17): What do you usually do in your spare time?
17. Adam (16): Could the robotic arm be used to protect you against space debris?
18. Raluca (17): Does NASA plan any more updates to the station?
19 .Cormac (13): Is it hard to sleep in space as you float?
20. Theodor (16): If the colonization of Mars is reliable, when are we going to start moving there?