ARISS schoolcontact op zaterdag 27 juli om 18:27 UTC

Op zaterdag 27 juli nieuw heeft ARISS een school contact gepland met ISS.

Astronaut Drew Morgan, KI5AAA beantwoordt dan vragen die gesteld gaan worden door deelnemers van de 24ste World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA.

Omdat de verbinding gemaakt wordt via het ARISS grondstation ON4ISS in Belgie is deze verbinding hier in Nederland uitstekend te volgen op 145,800 MHz. Denk aan de + en – 3 KHz doppler verschuiving.

Hieronder volgt nog een presentatie van de Scout Jamboree en de vragen die gesteld gaan worden.







Event presentation

The 24th World Scout Jamboree is hosted by the North American team of
Canada, Mexico, and USA. It is an event of the World Organization of
the Scout Movement. 40,000 Scouts are expected to be in attendance from
160 countries. Scouts are ages 14 to 17, male and female, all races and
nationalities. Official languages are English, French, and Spanish, but
many other languages will be spoken at the event, reflecting the
worldwide diversity of Scouting.

Amateur radio has been in operation at World Scout Jamborees since
GB3SP in 1957 in the United Kingdom. From this effort grew Jamboree on
the Air, now the largest annual Scouting event in the world with nearly
2 million Scouts participating. Subsequent World Jamborees provided
amateur radio operations and most of the recent events also hosted an
ARISS Contact. This track record demonstrates Scouting’s ever present
focus on science, technology, engineering, and math as well as the
magic of making two-way contacts at a distance — even in space with an
astronaut on the International Space Station.

The site of the World Scout Jamboree is the Summit Bechtel Scout
Reserve in West Virginia, USA. This is also where the USA National
Jamborees are held. Most recently Astronaut Luca Parmitano conducted an
ARISS contact during the 2013 Jamboree. We send a special note to
Astronaut Drew Morgan, an assistant Scoutmaster, for his encouragement
during our proposal.


1. What do you think is the most important thing you believe young
people should do in Scouting to help them in their future careers such
as being an astronaut or working in the sciences?

2. Here at the World Jamboree we like to trade items with scouts from
around the world as a way to bond and remember our new friendships. Do
you ever trade patches or parts of your uniforms with your
international crew members?

3. What is the single prettiest place or region on Earth to see from

4. Do you bring something special with you so when you get back, so you
can say, “This has been in space!”?

5. What food do you miss the most that you can’t have in space?

6. What if the ISS lost communication with Earth?

7. What kind of emergency drills or practice do you do aboard the ISS,
and how often?

8. Do you need to drink more or less water in space than you do on

9. How do the plants orientate themselves to grow in space?

10. Is biological cell division the same in space as on Earth?

11. How did it feel to see Earth from space for the first time?

12. A part of the Scout Law is A Scout is Reverent.  Have you had a
memorable moment during your time on the ISS that has led to you
showing reverence?

13. Have you been on a spacewalk yet? If so, what is it like walking
outside the ISS?

14. Of all the professions available, why did you choose to become an

15. If there was one thing you wish you could have learned when you
were younger in an organization such as the Scouts, or at school, to
help you perform tasks in space, what would it be?

16. Are there any bugs or animals on the ISS now and if so, what is
their purpose?

17. What is the single most important quality that you possess that you
think got you into the space program?

18. With everyone, and many things, floating in microgravity, how do
you keep the space station clean?

19. Do you have regular sleep and work schedules?

20. What are the best and worst aspects about living on board the ISS?