Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule - 2002-12-30


World Scout Jamboree 2003, Sattahip, Thailand, Direct via E20AJ

Contact Tuesday 2002-12-31 07:27 UTC

Don Pettit is the scheduled astronaut.

Good luck Scouts and Don!

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2002-12-30 16:00 UTC

The ARISS (a joint effort of AMSAT, the ARRL, NASA, the ARISS international

partners including Canada, Russia, the European Partners, and Japan)

operations team wishes to announce the following very tentative schedule for

ARISS school contacts. This schedule is very fluid and may change at the

last minute. Remember that amateur radio use on the ISS is considered

secondary. Please check the various AMSAT and ARISS webpages for the latest

announcements. Changes from the last announcement are noted with (***).

Also, please check MSNBC.com for possible live retransmissions

(http://www.msnbc.com/m/lv/default.asp). Listen for the ISS on the downlink

of 145.80 MHz.

For information about educational materials available from ISS partner space

Agencies, please refer to links on the ARISS Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you are interested in supporting an ARISS contact, then you must fill

in an application. The ARISS operations mentor team will not accept a

direct request to support an ARISS contact.

You should also note that many schools think that they can request a

specific date and time. It does not work that way. Once an application

has been accepted, the ARISS mentors will work with the school to

determine a mutually agreeable date.

Websites that may be of interest include:







Your completely filled out application should be returned to the

nearest coordinating ARISS region if your specific region is not

listed. E-mail is the preferred method of submitting an application.

Here are the email addresses:

ARISS-Canada and all other countries not covered: ve2ka@rac.ca (Daniel

Lamoureux VE2KA)

ARISS-Europe: jh.hahn@gmx.net (J. Hahn, DL3LUM / PA1MUC)

ARISS-Japan and all Region 3 countries: iaru-r3@jarl.or.jp (Keigo Komuro


ARISS-Russia: n2ww@attbi.com (Valerie Agabekov N2WW/UA6HZ)

ARISS-USA: ARISS@arrl.org (The American Radio Relay League)

ISS Expedition 6 crew:

Kenneth Bowersox KD5JBP

Nikolai Budarin RV3FB

Donald Pettit KD5MDT

World Scout Jamboree 2003, Sattahip, Thailand, Direct via E20AJ

Contact Tuesday 2002-12-31 07:27 UTC (***)

Don Pettit is the scheduled astronaut.

Good luck Scouts and Don!

The contact scheduled for 2002-12-28 08:40 was not successful due to a crew

schedule conflict. Watch for a new schedule date.


Here are the proposed questions for the World Scout Jamboree.

1. How do you eat your food? How is it cooked?

2. Do you think the camping skill is useful as astronauts?

3. What are you doing to maintain your health?

4. What is the first thing you want to do when you come back to the earth?

5. Do you think that the earth is still blue?

6. How do you find time for your family or loved ones and how do you

communicate with them?

7. Astronauts are dedicated, patient, and under constant pressure, how do you

handle all the demands on yourself?

8. What are you feeling from living in space?

9. If you were to meet Thai people, what would you like to ask them?

10. May I have your message to the scouts?

11. What was the most delightful thing as astronaut?

12. Do you want your children to become astronaut like you?

13. How can I be the astronaut like you?

14. How do you obtain fresh water, is there big tank?

15. How does the lack of gravity affect the body and how do you manage it?

16. How do you take a bath?

17. How is the temperature in the space station maintained? What is the

outside temperature?

18. If the ISS slip from its orbit, how would you take it back to the right


19. When you left the earth, did any cosmic rays affect you and how?

20. Do you feel something great in the space?

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Chicago, Illinois direct via AJ9N

Contact is on for 2002-12-29 18:21 UTC

Ken Bowersox is the scheduled astronaut.

The contact was successful with an outstanding almost direct overhead

pass. Congratulations Ken, the Adler kids, and AJ9N.

Contact will be on live streaming video/audio, the website

is http://www.adlerplanetarium.org and follow the links.

The Adler website will have copies of the audio and video within the next

several days. (***)

Here are the proposed questions for Adler.

1. What happens if you runout of gas in space?

2. What kind of plants will you be growing on this mission and why are you

growing them?

3. What is your favorite space food and how do you cook it?

4. Do you get home sick and how do you handle it?

5. How many sunrises do you see in a day?

6. Are the astronauts able to communicate with their families? And if so, how


7. When I try something new or different, sometimes I get a little nervous.

Do you ever get a little nervous doing something new or different in space?

8. What is the most interesting and/or important thing you have learned in


9. What do you feel (proud, scared...) when you are in space for the first


10. How do you sleep in the ISS?

11. How do you eat and drink when there is no gravity?

12. How big is the space station compared to the Sears Tower which is 1,400

ft tall?

13. What was your favorite thing you remember working with Astronaut Story

Musgrave on the Hubble Space telescope mission?

14. How many people are aboard the station and what do they do?

15. What happens to the food and stuff that floats up and gets lost on the

Station? (***)

16. What happens if you sneeze inside your helmet?

17. Now that you have spent a significant amount of time in space, if it were

possible, would you want to be part of a manned mission to Mars?

Groupe scolaire "René Mure", Commelle-Vernay, France

Contact is on for Tuesday 2002-12-31 10:18 UTC

Don Pettit is the scheduled astronaut.

Good luck "René Mure" and Don! (***)

Here are the proposed questions for "René Mure".

1. How were you chosen to go to the ISS?

2. How long will you stay on board?

3. What is your own task during this mission?

4. How many persons are there on board?

5. How long does it take to fly from earth to the ISS?

6. Can you bring a lot of personal stuff into the station?

7. In microgravity conditions, is it difficult for you to find your way in

the station?

8. What is the ISS's inner temperature?

9. How do you manage to take a shower in microgravity conditions?

10. How long do you sleep?

11. How do you feel when on board?

12. What maximum weight can you lift up in microgravity conditions?

13. The ISS flies at a very high speed. Do you feel this on board?

14. What is the most dangerous action in a space mission?

15. Are you tied up to the ISS when you work outside?

16. Are scientific tests done with animals? Do they behave like humans in


17. Do you believe in extraterrestrial life?

18. What did impress you most in space?

19. Will the ISS be destroyed at the end like MIR?

Ecole Immaculle Conception, Brest, France, Direct

TBD week of 2003-01-06

Sacajawea Middle School, Montana Direct

TBD week of 2003-01-06

Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA, Telebridge

TBD week of 2003-01-13

Hochwald-Gymnasium, Wadern, Germany, Direct via DN1TA

TBD 2003-02

Cowichan Secondary School, Duncan, BC, Canada, Direct via VE7POH

TBD 2003-02

Park Ridge, Illinois


Oregon State University

TBD 2003-02

The latest ARISS announcement and successful school list in now available on

the ARISS web site. Several ways to get there.


click on English (sorry I don't know French)

you are now at http://www.rac.ca/ariss/

click on News

Currently the ARISS operations team has a list of over 60 schools that we

hope will be able to have a contact during 2002-2003. As the schedule

becomes more solidified, we will be letting everyone know. Current plans

call for an average of one scheduled school contact per week.


Charlie Sufana AJ9N

One of the ARISS operation team mentors

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