De Kenilworth School in Kenilworth, Engeland, maakt op vrijdag 14 dec om 12:55 UTC een rechtstreekse verbinding met Serena Aunon-Chancellor, KG5TMT, in ISS. De verbinding wordt door GB4KSN bij de school verzorgd.
De uitzending vanuit ISS zal over een groot deel van Europa en zeker in Nederland goed te ontvangen zijn op 145,800 MHz in smalband FM. Houdt wel rekening met de doppler correctie van +/- 3 kHz.
Tevens worden beelden van de activiteiten op school via het ISS kanaal van de BATC uitgezonden. (https://batc.org.uk/live/)
Zie hieronder voor de beschrijving van de school en de vragen die gesteld gaan worden.
Kenilworth School and Sixth Form is located in the historic town of Kenilworth in Warwickshire England, we are effectively in the dead centre of England.
The school is made up of 1880 students and just over 200 teaching and support staff.
We are a true comprehensive school meaning that we do not select students on their academic abilities when starting school and teach students with a range of academic abilities. This being said, we are the top performing non selective school in the whole of Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull based on last year’s GCSE results and have been judged as an Outstanding school by Ofsted and have recently been awarded World Class School status.
The school has a successful and very popular Space, Rocket and Robotics extra-curricular club run by Mr Harwood – Suther. Students have taken part in many activities such as building their own Galilean telescopes, rocket cars and taking part in a number of robotic competitions organised by VEX, as well as taking part in regular stargazing events. We have also been extremely lucky to have hosted samples of moon rock for our students to look at on two occasions.
The school has also been awarded the Space Education Quality Mark (Silver) as well as the Teen Tech Award Centre for Innovation (Silver).
Students First Names & Questions:
- Max B. (Age 11): What surprised you the most when you entered space?
- Jacob G. (Age 12): Do you believe there is some form of living extra-terrestrial intelligent lifeforms beyond earth, not just bacteria and fossils?
- Eva R. (Age 11): During your training would you be able to describe your hardest moment and your most enjoyable experience from your training?
- George J. (Age 11): How do you find the food in space compared to when you are back on earth?
- Anya B. (Age 11): When you were a child did you always know you wanted to be an astronaut and fly to space?
- John T. (Age 13): Where would you prefer to live, on board The ISS or Earth?
- Elin B. (Age 11): What kind of plant life can be grown on the ISS as there is no oxygen or CO2 in space?
- Alfie S. (Age 11): Why do liquids when poured out in space, always form round blobs?
- Freddie B-S. (Age 12): From information that I have read, male astronauts say that “space” smells very metallic. Is it any different for female astronauts in space?
- Dorottya V. (Age 12): How will it be possible to live on Mars and plant trees, flowers, and create an earth like environment?
- Sam S. (Age 13): If you are in space, how does the zero gravity make you taller?
- Clarissa/Elly (Age 12): Is the sunrise brighter than on earth?
- Simon B. (Age 12): I am interested about Europa which orbits Jupiter. If life was found on Europa, what are the biological protocols to protect indigenous life and samples on or from other worlds?
- Esme H. (Age 11): How long did it take to get used to life on the space station?
- Matthew K. (Age 11): What is the daily day to day routine in regards to personal hygiene?
- Megan M. (Age 12): This is your first visit to the to the International Space Station. What are your thoughts on another opportunity and perhaps take part in a spacewalk?
- Nuala R. (Age 13): Does it feel like you’re moving when you’re on the ISS or do you just feel as though you are floating in the emptiness of space?
- Lior I. (Age 14): What do you think will change in space stations in the future decade?
- Melody H. (Age 11): What’s your favourite thing to do in space?
- Flora V. (Age 11): When you come back to earth do you see the earth differently than you did before you left?
- Tom E. (Age 11): What is the strangest thing you have seen in space?
Scholen of groepen die geinteresseerd zijn in een schoolcontact met ISS kunnen contact met ARISS opnemen via de website ARISS.org of mail sturen naar pe1keh(at)veron.nl