An International Space Station school contact has been planned for David St-Jacques KG5FYI with Kantonsschule Musegg, Luzern, Switzerland.
The event is scheduled Monday 4 February, 2019 at approximately 15:20 UTC (16:20 CEWT). The conversation will be conducted in English.
The contact will be a direct operated by HB9HSLU. The downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz FM.
Videomitschnitt Vorprogramm und Kontakt
Musegg Grammar School Lucerne - Our school is a short-term grammar school in the heart of Lucerne, where students can obtain their "Matura exam" (A-levels) within four years. We accept students on the basis of them having completed two or three years of secondary school. Momentarily, 480 pupils are attending our school and are being taught by a total of 83 teachers. We have an independent profile which is focused on an artistic and paedagogical teaching culture. Music and arts are of great importance in our school tradition and our daily school life.
Our major subjects are creative arts, biology/chemistry, music, paedagogics/psychology/philosophy, physics/applied mathematics, economics/law. Our school offers eight special weeks per school year which permit an interdisciplinary approach to various topics. The "Matura exam" (A-levels), the final diploma of our grammar school, enables our students to study at any university in Switzerland.
Students First Names & Questions:
1. Jan (19): We take a lot of photos today. When you first arrived in space, did you take a picture of the Earth, sunrise, sunset or anything else?
2. Coeline (18): If your country has an upcoming election, are you able to vote on the ISS?
3. Lorena (17): Suppose you woke up and realized that the Earth isn't there anymore - what would you do?
4. Moritz (15): What's your favorite city to look at from space?
5. Anina Lara (16): Now that you have lived in space, would you colonize Mars?
6. Nina (16): Have you ever been afraid of never getting back to Earth?
7. Carmen (16): What do you do when you have an argument with the other astronauts?
8. Alina (16): Do you believe that there are other living creatures in space beyond Earth?
9. Bjoern (16): What experiment are you conducting at the moment?
10. Lorena (15): How has the experience of seeing our planet from outside and far away influenced your mindset and outlook on life?
11. Thom (16): What do you think of Elon Musk and his involvement in space travel, population of Mars and reusable rockets?
12. Natalie (17): Is it possible to get sick on the ISS?
13. Alina (17): Do you have any free time, if yes what do you do?
14. Jaanu (16): How long did it take you to get used to zero-gravity?
15. Anja (16): What do you miss most from the Earth?
16. Olivia (16): How does time pass? Slower or faster than on Earth, what does it feel like?
17. Annika (18): Can you take any personal object to space with you?
18. Shayli (15): Why did you choose to become an astronaut?
19. Adrian (17): What is your favorite food on the ISS?
20. Jeremy (17): What did you feel when you reached the orbit and saw our galaxy?
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, JAXA, and CSA. The US Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provide ARISS special support.
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.
The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or informal education venues. With the help of experienced amateur radio volunteers, ISS crews speak directly with large audiences in a variety of public forums. Before and during these radio contacts, students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org, www.ariss-eu.org and https://www.amsat-on.be/hamtv-summary/.
Gaston Bertels, ON4WF