Donderdag 8 december, ARISS Schoolcontact met school in Saint Malo in Frankrijk op 437,525 MHz

In de serie ARISS contacten van de astronaut met Frankrijk is een telebridge schoolcontact gepland met een school in Saint Malo in Frankrijk. Het contact loopt via het ARISS grondstation van IK1SLD in Italie. Het downlink signaal van ISS moet voor een groot deel in geheel Europa in FM te beluisteren zijn op de frequentie 437,525 MHz.

Dit is geheel nieuw en het gevolg van de defecte Ericson transceiver in de Columbus module.

Thomas Pesquet, KG5FYG, beantwoordt  op donderdag 8 december om 15:19 UTC de vragen van kinderen van Collège Jean Charcot uit Saint Malo. De verbinding wordt geheel in de Franse taal gehouden.

Bertus Husken, PE1KEH
Hieronder volgt de beschrijving van de school en de vragen van de kinderen.

 

School information:

St Malo is a city of north Brittany, surrounded by ramparts since the 12th century, famous for the corsair sailor merchants during the 17th century.
The college Jean Charcot is named after the famous early 20th century Polar explorer.

Since 3 years, the 8th / 9th grade students could follow a Science option at the college including:
Mathematics and physics through the solar system, stars and spectrum analysis, tidal phenomena, Philae lander and comets, global earth warming, phytoplankton effect on climate, astronomy.

By participating to the ARISS project, teachers hope to make students open to science or exploration, and proud to follow their famous “malouins” predecessors like Jacques Cartier, Pierre Louis de Maupertuis or Robert Surcouf.

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

1. Lucie (3eme): Quelle est l’heure de référence à bord?

2. Lorène (3eme): Fabriquez-vous vous-même votre dioxygène ou avez-vous des réserves?

3. Mélanie (3eme): Comment faites-vous si quelqu’un se blesse gravement dans la station?

4. Anna (3eme): Sur quoi portent vos expériences actuellement?

5. Louis (3eme): Avez-vous fait des découvertes?

6. Matthieu (3eme): Peut-il y avoir de la buée dans votre casque?

7. Rozenn (3eme): La gravité est-elle constante dans l’ISS durant sa révolution?

8. Laure (3eme): Comment ressentez-vous physiologiquement la variation de gravité entre laTerre et l’ISS?

9. Hugo (3eme): L’eau que vous consommez est-elle recyclée ou provient-elle de stocks?

10. Hugo (3eme): Où en est-on sur les expériences concernant le caisson d’habitation gonflable?

11. Antoine (3eme): A part la Terre, que pouvez-vous observer dans l’espace depuis l’ISS? Voyez-vous des étoiles?

12. Enola (3eme): Quelle est la plus belle chose que vous ayez vue?

13. Ximena (3eme): Quelle température fait-il dans l’ISS et dans l’espace?

14. Tom (3eme): Au bout de combien de temps pouvez-vous marcher normalement lorsque vous revenez sur Terre?

15. Maud (3eme): Y a-t-il des étapes importantes à gérer lors de votre retour sur Terre dans la capsule Soyouz?

16. Samuel (3eme): Comment savez-vous que la nuit est tombée?

17. François (3eme): Comment faites-vous si vous perdez la liaison radio avec la Terre?

18. Alicia (3eme): Lors d’une sortie dans l’espace, combien de temps d’autonomie avez-vous?

19. Leïla (3eme): Comment faites-vous pour vous nourrir, faites-vous des cultures?

20. Bleuenn (3eme): Comment savez-vous que vous êtes à l’envers ou à l’endroit dans l’ISS?

ARISS schoolcontact op zaterdag 8 oktober om 16:15 UTC

Dit keer gaat het om een telebridge verbinding met iSPACE,  Cincinnati in de USA. De astronaut die de vragen gaat bantwoorden is Kate Rubins, KG5FYJ. De verbinding staat gepland voor zaterdag 8 oktober om 18:15 lokale tijd.

Het ARISS grondstation IK1SLD verzorgt dit keer de radioverbinding met ISS. Daarom zal de downlink deze verbinding op 145,800 MHz in een groot deel van Europa geheel of gedeeltelijk te ontvangen zijn.

Hieronder volgt de engelstalige aankondiging en de vragen die de kinderen aan Kate Rubins gaan stellen.

Bertus Husken

PE1KEH

 


Presentation:

In 2001, iSPACE, is a 501(c)(3) organization, incorporated as a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) educational resource for schools throughout the Greater Cincinnati region.  The iSPACE mission is to make STEM learning exciting and to promote STEM career awareness, through interactive programs for students, educators and families in the region.  iSPACE provides innovative and effective programs, events and learning experiences for students (grades preK­12), their educators and their families including field trips, outreach, professional development and other programs that stimulate interest and appreciation for STEM. In 2015, iSPACE programs served a diverse population of 24,731 youth and 5,791 adults in more than 500 schools.  iSPACE works diligently to collaborate within the regional and their programs are recognized for their effectiveness throughout the STEM community.  Through rigorous alignment to national and state standards and the utilization of best practices, iSPACE continues to develop curriculum for educators and inquiry­based educational opportunities for students.  iSPACE has made a mark in Greater Cincinnati for our high quality programs that measurably and effectively inspire students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, increase their content knowledge and introduce them to STEM careers.

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

1. What has been the most exciting part of your mission so far?

2. After seeing all the places on Earth from space, which one do you most want to visit once you get back to Earth?

3. What’s your favorite part of the day?

4. I know you use animals in research. How many animals do you have in space with you right now and how do you take care of them?

5. Can a flying insect fly in space?

6. When you were preparing to leave high school did you know that you wanted to be an astronaut?  How did you decide what you wanted to do after high school?

7. Please describe your years of education and training that led to your assignment on the space station.

8. Do you practice emergency drills?  Can you describe some of the critical incidents that you need to prepare for?

9. Will your stay in space get shorter if you have too many headaches? Also, if you have ever had a space headache, what did it feel like during and after?

10. What are the major research projects you are focusing on and what discoveries have you made?

11. Have any of the experiments failed or given you totally different results than you expected?

12. Do you prefer being in space or on Earth?

13. What has been your greatest challenge so far and how did you respond to it?

14. Can you describe what zero gravity feels like?

15. Have you done a spacewalk and how does it feel?

16. What do you think the biggest advances will be in the space program over the next ten year?

17. What are you most looking forward to when you return to earth and what will you miss the most from your mission?

18. Does your schedule ever seem repetitive?

ARISS 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.

Donderdag 15 sept 8:14 UTC: ARISS schoolcontact met Spanje

Er is weer een ARISS schoolcontact op komst. Dit keer met de school C.E.PR. Almadén in Jaén, Spanje.

Het contact staat gepland voor donderdag 15 september om 10:14 lokale tijd. Het is een direct contact dat op de grond door EA7URJ wordt verzorgd. Het downlink signaal van ISS moet voor een groot deel in heel Europa waarneembaar zijn op 145,800 MHz smalband FM.

Hieronder volgt de aankondiging van ARISS.

73’s Bertus

PE1KEH

 

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Presentation:

C.E.PR. Almadén, Jaén is a Primary Education State School. There are 420 students from 6 to 12 years old. C.E.PR. Almadén is a Multilingual School with French as second and English as third language.

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

1. When you were child, have you ever dreamt to be an Astronaut?
2. What do I have to study to be an Astronaut?
3. What do you feel when you see so far the Earth from the space?
4. How is the outer space? Is it nice?
5. What kind of work do you do in the ISS, and what is the purpose?
6. What was the most dangerous mission that you have confronted?
7. What is the ISS speed?
8. How many times does the ISS spend to turn around the Earth?
9. How is a common day in the Station?
10. Have you ever seen an UFO, or any strange object?
11. How do you get water and oxygen on ISS?
12. Are there meteorites dangerous for you?
13. What is the most beautiful experience have you ever had at Space?
14. What happen if the Space suit breaks during EVA?
15. How is the Earth seen from the ISS during the night?
16. How are your meals and foods in the Space?
17. What difficulties do you have for your personal hygiene?
18. Is it possible to see the ISS from the Earth?
19. At this moment where is situated the ISS?
20. What problems could you have when you come back to the Earth?

ISS Schoolstation verbinding via IK1SLD op zaterdag 6 aug. 15:59 UTC

Op zaterdag 6 augustus is er weer een telebridge verbinding vanuit ISS met astronaut Kate Rubins KG5FYJ met Space Jam 10, Rantoul, Illinois,USA.
Het evenement staat gepland om 15:59 UTC.
Het amateur radio contact is een telebridge verbinding via IK1SLD, in Casale Monferrato, Italy.

Het signaal van ISS moet boven geheel Europa te ontvangen zijn. Er is dit keer geen video vanuit gepland, maar het grondstation IK1SLD verzorgt wel een live video stream van de aktiviteiten via de BATC server. Wie geinteresseerd is kan de aktiviteit in het grondstation volgen via http://www.batc.tv/iss/

De BATC Multiviewer toont 6 schermen waarvan er een van het station IK1SLD komt. Dit scherm is uit te vergroten tot een volledig beeld.
hieronder staat informatie over de school en de vragen die de kinderen gaan stellen.

73’s Bertus.
PE1KEH
ARISS schoolstation mentor.
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Presentation:

Greetings from the participants and volunteers of Space Jam 10 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 27 states have come together in an educational and fun format to learn life skills that will prepare them for the increasingly complex future.

We are adding Art to STEM this year making STEAM. 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 cables be stretched to an EARTH orbiting station & used as tracks to reach orbit?
7. Could cables 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. What activity do you look forward to the most when you wake up on the ISS?
10. Will you be 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?
17. 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 is 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?

AMSAT-UK Satelliet colloquium in Surrey, Engeland

AMSAT-UK Satelliet Colloquium, Surrey, Engeland.

Van vrijdag 29 juli tot en met 31 juli wordt het grote AMSAT-UK satelliet colloquium weer gehouden in Surrey, Engeland. Het colloquium begint zoals elk jaar op vrijdagmiddag om 14:00 uur met een “hands-on” activiteit voor beginners. Op zaterdag en zondag is er weer een uitgebreide programma samengesteld met lezingen en rapportages, dit alles ingedeeld in 2 uur durende ochtend en middag sessies. Daarnaast is er ook het colloquium diner op zaterdagavond.

Tijdens dit colloquium wordt uitgebreid stilgestaan bij de “Tim Peake” mission naar ISS, maar ook onderwerpen als cubsats en vorderingen over de komende geostationaire phase 4 satelliet “Es’hail-2” staan op het programma. Vooral de eisen die het gebruik van een dergelijke satelliet aan het grondstation stellen komen daarbij uitgebreid aan de orde.

Een bijdrage van Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T, als nieuwe “IARU satelliet coordinator” en opvolger van de Zuid Afrikaan Hans van de Groenendaal staat ook op het programma.

Op internet (https://amsat-uk.org/colloquium/) is een schema van de lezingen te vinden. Voor belangstellenden is er waarschijnlijk wel weer een mogelijkheid de nodige lezingen via een live video stream van “BATC.TV” of via “https://www.youtube.com/user/AMSATUK” te volgen.

73’s Bertus

PE1KEH

ISS schoolcontact live op woensdag 27juli 19:59 UTC

Een tweede  ARISS contact voor deze week.Nu met het Peoria Riverfront Museum, Illinois, USA op woensdag 27 juli om 19:59 UTC.

Grondstation is dit keer IK1SLD, Claudio, in Italie. De activiteit in het grondstation is live via de BATC (http://www.batc.tv/iss/) te volgen.

Zie hieronder de aankondiging van ARISS.

73’s Bertus


An International Space Station radio contact has been planned for Jeff Williams KD5TVQ with Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria IL USA. The event is scheduled Wednesday July 27, 2016 at approximately 19:59 UTC.
The amateur radio contact will be a telebridge operated by IK1SLD, located in Casale – Monferrato, Italy.

The downlink signal will be audible in Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM.

There will be no video from the ISS, but the telebridge station IK1SLD will stream live video of the station to the BATC Multiviewer server. Interested parties can view the ground station operating at:
http://www.batc.tv/iss/

The BATC Multiviewer shows six screen views, one of which will be from the IK1SLD station. You can enlarge it to full screen.

Presentation:

The Peoria Riverfront Museum focuses on interdisciplinary learning – a fusion of art, history, science and achievement designed to develop knowledge, critical thinking skills and a lifelong passion for learning. We have a state-of-the-art planetarium to teach astronomy and other science topics, and a giant screen theater that shows educational and feature films. Our mission is to inspire lifelong learning for all – connecting art, history, science and achievement through collections, exhibitions and programs.

Peoria is the largest city in Central Illinois, with a population of 115,000 in the city, and about 400,000 in the greater metro area. The surrounding area is rural, with a great deal of farming communities.

The questions to the astronaut will be asked by students in our “Space to Ground” club, and by museum visitors and staff. The questions labeled “Staff/Audience Member” were collected from museum visitors, but we are not sure if the person who submitted the question will be at the event, so we do not have names.

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

1. Luke: What happens when you sneeze in space?
2. Lily: What do you miss from Earth most while you are in space?
3. Andy: How do the plants grow differently in space than on Earth?
4. Kevin H.: From space, what area on Earth looks best?
5. Andrew B.: What do you do for fun while on the ISS?
6. Zane: Is it true that your spine grows abnormally in space?
7. Avani: Would you prefer to go on a spacewalk, or to go for a walk on Earth with gravity?
8. Staff/Audience Member: What is the first thing you will eat when you return to Earth?
9. Staff/Audience Member: What will you be doing today after you are done talking to us?
10. Staff/Audience Member: Which current science experiment on the ISS interests you most?
11. Staff/Audience Member: What is the most difficult job you do on the ISS?
12. Staff/Audience Member: How many sunsets do you see in a day?
13. Staff/Audience Member: What was the most difficult part of adjusting to weightlessness?
14. Staff/Audience Member: Where do you see human spaceflight in 50 years?
15. Staff/Audience Member: Do you have trouble running into things while moving about the ISS?

Zaterdag 23 juli, 19:59 UTC, ARISS Schoolcontact met ISS, live te beluisteren

ARISS contact planned for Peoria Riverfront Museum, Illinois, USA

An International Space Station radio contact has been planned for Jeff
Williams KD5TVQ with Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria IL USA. The event is
scheduled Wednesday July 27, 2016 at approximately 19:59 UTC.
The amateur radio contact will be a telebridge operated by IK1SLD, located
in Casale – Monferrato, Italy.

The downlink signal will be audible in Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM.

There will be no video from the ISS, but the telebridge station IK1SLD will
stream live video of the station to the BATC Multiviewer server. Interested
parties can view the ground station operating at:
http://www.batc.tv/iss/

The BATC Multiviewer shows six screen views, one of which will be from the
IK1SLD station. You can enlarge it to full screen.

Presentation:

The Peoria Riverfront Museum focuses on interdisciplinary learning – a
fusion of art, history, science and achievement designed to develop
knowledge, critical thinking skills and a lifelong passion for learning. We
have a state-of-the-art planetarium to teach astronomy and other science
topics, and a giant screen theater that shows educational and feature films.
Our mission is to inspire lifelong learning for all – connecting art,
history, science and achievement through collections, exhibitions and
programs.

Peoria is the largest city in Central Illinois, with a population of 115,000
in the city, and about 400,000 in the greater metro area. The surrounding
area is rural, with a great deal of farming communities.

The questions to the astronaut will be asked by students in our “Space to
Ground” club, and by museum visitors and staff. The questions labeled
“Staff/Audience Member” were collected from museum visitors, but we are not
sure if the person who submitted the question will be at the event, so we do
not have names.

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

1. Luke: What happens when you sneeze in space?

2. Lily: What do you miss from Earth most while you are in space?

3. Andy: How do the plants grow differently in space than on Earth?

4. Kevin H.: From space, what area on Earth looks best?

5. Andrew B.: What do you do for fun while on the ISS?

6. Zane: Is it true that your spine grows abnormally in space?

7. Avani: Would you prefer to go on a spacewalk, or to go for a walk on
Earth with gravity?

8. Staff/Audience Member: What is the first thing you will eat when you
return to Earth?

9. Staff/Audience Member: What will you be doing today after you are done
talking to us?

10. Staff/Audience Member: Which current science experiment on the ISS
interests you most?

11. Staff/Audience Member: What is the most difficult job you do on the ISS?

12. Staff/Audience Member: How many sunsets do you see in a day?

13. Staff/Audience Member: What was the most difficult part of adjusting to
weightlessness?

14. Staff/Audience Member: Where do you see human spaceflight in 50 years?

15. Staff/Audience Member: Do you have trouble running into things while
moving about the ISS?

Maandag 25 juli, 12:46 UTC, ISS Schoolcontact, live video stream

Onderwerp: ARISS

Er is weer een ARISS schoolcontact op komst. Dit keer met het ESA Space Camp 2016, in Lenk, Switzerland

De astronaut Takuya Onishi KF5LKS gaat vragen beantwoorden van deelnemende kinderen van het ESA Space Camp 2016 dat in Lenk, Switzerland, wordt gehouden. Het contact moet op maandag 25 juliom ongveer 12:46 UTC starten en duurt ongeveer 10 minuten.
De verbinding is dit keer een telebridge verbinding met het ARISS grondstation van W6SRJ,  in Santa Rosa, Californie, USA.

Dat houdt in dat wij de verbinding niet live kunnen horen, echter Gianpietro Ferrario, IZ2GOJ is bij de school aanwezig en verzorgt een live video stream via internet.

ARISS meldt de onderstaande gegevens voor het Space Camp en de te stellen vragen.

73’s Bertus

 

Presentation:

The ESA Space Camp is a summer camp organized by the European Space Agency
at KUSPO, “Kurs und Sportzentrum” in Lenk, Switzerland. For two weeks,
youngsters receive space education and making an ARISS contact with an
astronaut in space will be a highlight in the program. The program covers
space and exploration, such as looking at Rosetta’s final operations as well
as at planet Earth and its uniqueness in the universe. A ham radio expert
will explain to the children how we communicate with the crew on the ISS.

Signals from space will not be audible in Europe, but the event will be
streamed.

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

1. Theo, 10: If one astronaut is very ill, can a “space-ambulance” be sent
to bring the astronaut back to earth?

2. Wolfram, 10: How do you clean the air of the ISS

3. Alice, 12: I would like to know if a person with severe hearing problem
who is equipped with the cochlear implant, like me, is able to become
astronaut. Thank you.

4. André, 11: Once you are in the ISS, which part of the Earth you like the
most to fly over and why?

5. Daniel, 13: What physical changes do you notice with your body whilst you
are in space?

6. Marta, 11: Is it necessary to have medical knowledge to become Astronaut?
Because you shall give yourself an injection!

7. Ludovica, 12: Since the astronauts on board of ISS see many sunrises and
sunsets every day, how do they cope with sleeping and day/night cycles?

8. Gemma, 12: What is the most interesting thing on Earth that you have seen
from space?

9. Benjamin, 13: What is going through your mind during launch?

10. Emil, 10: For how long do the supplies in food and oxygen last on board
the ISS?

11. Ariane, 8: In case of a vital emergency issue inside the ISS that
requires the evacuation of the ISS, which are your escape options? Was it
ever used for real in the past?

12. Daniela, 10: How do you feel when you go to work outside the space
station?

13. Kai, 11: If you knew that going to space was dangerous, why did you
decide to go?

14. Kelvin, 9: What is the first thing you want to do when you arrive back
to Earth?

15. Adèle, 9: When you go out of the station to repair something for
instance, what would happen if the cable connecting to the ISS break? What
does the crew in the station have to do to avoid that you go in deep space?

16. Gabriel, 12: Have you ever thought of the dangers that can happen in
your space missions?

17. Tiago, 9: What is the most exciting part of the travel to the ISS?

18. Eline, 12: What do you typically do during your free time at ISS? And do
you ever get bored?

19. Thibaut, 15: How much sport do you have to practice to keep muscle tonus
and avoid bones degradation?

20. Bergitte, 11: Do the astronauts onboard the ISS have the meals together?

21. Eduardo, 10: Have you ever felt loneliness or have you ever been afraid
of staying outside in the space?

22. Lucia, 11: What happens if an astronaut gets a cavity (toothache) when
at the Station?

Amsat Colloquium 2016 in Guildford Engeland

Wordt gehouden van 29 tot 31 juli. Iedereen is welkom, de toegangsprijs is 10 pound of 5 pound per dag, afhankelijk van de dag. Koffie/thee is inbegrepen. Voor de beginnende amateur is er veel uitleg maar ook de gevorderde amateur satellietgebruiker zal aan z’n trekken komen.

Zie hier voor meer informatie, adres en hotelmogelijkheden.

Ongetwijfeld kunnen de diverse lezingen ook (live) gevolgd worden via www.batc.tv en/of later bekeken worden op youtube.

ISS Schoolcontact met Bruchsal, Duitsland op vrijdag 1 juli om 8:31 UTC

ARISS contact planned for Justus-Knecht-Gymnasium, Bruchsal, Germany

An International Space Station radio contact has been planned for Jeff Williams KD5TVQ with Justus-Knecht-Gymnasium, Bruchsal, Germany. The event is scheduled Friday July 1st, 2016 at approximately 08:31 UTC. The amateur radio contact will be a direct operated by DN1JKG. The downlink signals should be audible over parts of Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen in on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM.

Presentation:

The Justus-Knecht-Gymnasium is one of the biggest schools of general education in the administrative district of Karlsruhe in Baden-Wurttemberg. More than 1,300 students are taught by over one hundred teachers. Our focus is on a scientific profile with the succession of languages being English-French or English-Latin. Furthermore, science and technology is a major subject starting in year 8. About 85% of our students opt for this profile.

For four years now the Justus-Knecht-Gymnasium has been one of 44 model schools in Baden-Wurttemberg which allow students to take their A-levels at different speeds – either after eight or nine years of secondary education.

The Justus-Knecht-Gymnasium is also participating in three different educational pilot projects. In the last two years leading up to their A-levels, students may take up Mathematics “plus” (an enhanced version of the subject Mathematics, six lessons a week) or computer science as a major subject as well as science and technology as a minor subject.
Additionally, there are optional subjects for senior students, such as for example psychology, philosophy, drama, and especially natural sciences like geology, computer algebra, computer science, and astronomy.
The Justus-Knecht-Gymnasium cooperates with partners in various fields, especially the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

In 2015 the town of Bruchsal organized the “Heimattage Baden-Württemberg” (Homeland Days of Baden-Württemberg). The Justus Knecht-Gymnasium took part in different projects, e.g. “Heimat Erde” (Homeland Earth). Students of different years worked on the topic. Moreover there’s a study team working together with the amateur radio operators of Bruchsal. They established radio communication, built a stratosphere balloon and prepared the radio link to the ISS.

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

1. Alexander, 17: (Welcoming speech in English and Russian) Is the space debris a threat for the ISS?
2. Moritz, 11: How long does it take to return to earth in case of emergency?
3. Lars, 18: What do you do with the time saved due to time dilatation?
4. Sebastian, 15: Do you feel the temperature differences between inside and outside during a spacewalk?
5. Lukas, 14: When will it be possible to realize a mission to Mars in your opinion?
6. Dario, 17: How do you lubricate mechanical parts against friction in space?
7. Jonas, 15: How many calories do you need per day?
8. Lennart, 13 : Do you play dart in space?
9. Tim, 15: Have you ever realized experiments with flying animals like birds on the ISS?
10. Fabian, 15: In which way does the 90 minute-day-night-change  influence your life on board?
11. Nina, 17: Are you floating in your dreams, too?
12. Noel, 11: How do you recycle your water on board?
13. Janek, 15: Which buildings can you see from above?
14. Fabian, 15: Are you able to see polar lights from above?
15. Nadine, 17: Which animals are living currently on board?
16. Sandra, 16: Do you miss the weather on the ISS?
17. Tom, 17: What do you think about planet earth from high above?
18. Tom, 15: Did you wear a life vest or parachute during your flight to the ISS?
19. Max, 18: What do you do in your spare time?
20. Michel, 16: Did you get medical training during your preparation on earth?

ARISS 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.

Bertus Husken,

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