Archive - Sep 1, 2009 - Story
An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at ESA/ESOC Long Night of the Stars, Darmstadt, Germany on 04 Sep. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 20:10 UTC.
The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and LU8YY. The contact should be audible over portions of South America. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.
In cooperation with ESA and EUMETSAT, ARISS will partake in the Long Night of Stars with the Community School Bergstrasse in Seeheim on 4th September 2009. The students between 14 and 18 will meet astronauts, spacecraft operators and engineers and will ask questions about the education needed to reach the sky. The highlight of the night will be an ARISS live contact with the ISS, giving them the occasion to ask their questions of the astronauts, possibly to the ESA astronaut Frank De Winne. ESA astronaut Reinhold Ewald will be the guest of honour. The event is supported by the ESA Communication Office in Germany.
Tue, 01 Sep 2009 12:24:17 AM CDT
The shuttle crew opened the hatch into the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module to begin several days of cargo transfer. Leonardo is carrying 7.5 tons of supplies including: two research racks (Fluid Integrated Rack and Materials Science Research Rack), a new station crew quarters, the Minus Eighty-Degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI-2), the Air Revitalization System Rack and the COLBERT treadmill.
Flight Engineer Nicole Stott and Mission Specialist Danny Olivas are set to begin the first STS-128 spacewalk Tuesday at 5:49 p.m. EDT.