ARISS Schoolcontact op woensdag 29 maart om 18:03 UTC

Op woensdag 29 maart volgt weer een schoolcontact tussen Shane Kimbrough, KE5HOD, en the Council of State Science Supervisors, Los Angeles, CA,  USA.

Dit contact loopt via het ARISS  telebridge station van IK1SLD in noord Italie en zal daarom ook hier goed te ontvangen zijn. De downlink frequentie is zoals gebruikelijk 145,800 MHz in FM.

Hieronder volgt nog de beschrijving van de school en de lijst met vragen die de kinderen gaan stellen.



Bertus Husken,




School presentation

The Los Angeles Unified School District: Local District South, Los Angeles, California at The Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California

CSSS is the only professional science organization whose members have direct accountability to the state government agencies given the constitutional authority for education. Each of these supervisors plays a key role in directing efforts at improving school science and ensuring excellence and equity in science education in their states.

This partnership with ARISS is a way to showcase the importance of space education and create enthusiasm among state leaders that can be shared with teachers across the nation. CSSS partnered with students from the Los Angeles Unified School District, The Jordan-Locke network comprised of 16 elementary schools for this event. Participants in the ARISS contact include 6th grade students from the 92nd, 93rd, and 96th elementary schools.  The District demonstrates that all children can achieve their highest potential when the conditions for learning are at an optimum by integrating project based learning into the academic achievement of students in all subjects. All schools are located in Watts or South Central Los Angeles and consist of a predominantly Latino and African American Student population with poverty rates in the 95-100%

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

1. Kaitlyn:  In Science class we learned that it takes a tremendous amount of energy and speed to escape Earth’s gravity. Can you tell us how you felt as you were climbing upward through Earth’s Atmosphere?

2. Su’Ron:  Reentering Earth can be very dangerous for astronauts. Can you please tell me what steps do you follow when reentering the Earth’s atmosphere?

3. Eric:  In Los Angeles, there are many street lights at night that prevent us from seeing many stars in the sky, but when we went camping in the mountains we saw more stars.  Now that you are in space, can you see even more stars than we see here on Earth?

4. Jaliah:  In Science class we are learning about germs and how fast they can spread. Do germs multiply as fast in space as they do on Earth?

5. Ariana: Is there something in space that you did, that you will never forget?

6. Edwin:  Were you afraid to go to space?

7. Noelia: Is there a problem with space junk? If so how severe is it?

8. Edgar:  What is your purpose for being in space today?

9. Trinity:  We know that in space there is zero gravity. What is the proper procedure for eating in space so that your liquids or food does not float away or damage any equipment?

10. Daiana:  What activity do you like doing the most while in space and why?

11. Princess:  How hard is it for you to settle in space, leave your family, and communicate with them?

12. Cassidy:  How long does it take to become a professional astronaut?

13. Kaitlyn:   We recently read your biography and noticed that you accomplished so much here on Earth. Can you tell us how your achievements on Earth help you complete your missions on the International Space Station?

14. Su’Ron:  Have any of the solar panels on the ISS been damaged by space debris? If so, please tell me how you were able to repair it.

15. Eric: If you were stuck in space, what are the 5 most important things you would need to survive? Explain why.

16. Jaliah:  I read that you are very athletic. Have you found any new health problem besides, the weakening of muscles, while living on the International Space Station?

17. Ariana:  What was the most important/amazing/beautiful thing in space you ever saw?

18. Edwin:  Have you seen anything in space that scared you or confused you?

19. Noelia: Which planets (other than Earth) do you see most often as you are orbiting in the ISS? Do you have a favorite planet? Why is it your favorite?

20. Edgar:  What is the longest time you have been in space?

21. Trinity: What is the most dangerous situation that you have experienced on the International Space Station?

22. Daiana: What activities do you do while up in space in your free time?

23. Princess: Have you thought of teaching anyone about how to be an astronaut?

24. Cassidy: Your biography shows that you have such a great life on Earth.  Can you tell us what convinced you to go to space?