School Contact diretto via GB4RPS

Nick Hague (foto: Twitter)

Il 20 Giugno è schedulato uno school contact diretto via GB4RPS tra la Rowan Preparatory School, Claygate, United Kingdom e la ISS. Il callsign per la ISS sarà OR4ISS, l’astronauta schedulato Nick Hague KG5TMV. QRV 12:48:55 UTC 53 deg; downlink sui 145.800 MHz FM; solo RX. Streaming su per seguire anche l’uplink.

Ecco le domande preparate dagli studenti:

1. How did the International Space Station get built when it just balances in the air?
2. What are the challenges to growing food in space if astronauts are to stay in space for longer?
3. Does your digestion change because in space there is no gravity so your intestine will float in your body?
4. Of all the experiments that you have done in space, what has given the most surprising result or has been the most exciting?
5. If you spin a ball in the ISS will it keep spinning or will it stop, and if it stops, what stops it?
6. In the future, will it be possible that someone can spend their entire life in space and if so, would their life expectancy change?
7. If you do a handstand in space does your blood go to your head if there is no gravity?
8. Is there anything you could learn about how bacteria and viruses behave in space that could help us defeat infectious bugs around the Earth?
9. NASA have said that they will establish a permanent presence on the moon within the next decade, how will they do this and what is the most exciting benefit for human kind?
10. In all of your time spent on board the ISS, what is the most exciting and extraordinary thing that you have experienced?
11. What new information about space are you hoping to learn?
12. Can you escape from a black hole?
13. We have learnt that astronauts are very busy and work long hours. So when you have free time, what do you do for fun?
14. How do you get rid of rubbish in space?
15. What are you looking forward to the most in nature when you return?
16. Our teachers and parents tell us that having a balanced diet is important. Is your diet closely monitored or do you have freedom to choose what you eat? What is your favourite meal?
17. How do you sleep in space?
18. What kind of dangers might you experience in space?
19. What is the most beautiful thing you can see in space?
20. We have heard that some people don’t believe that the Moon landing took place, what is the best evidence that we have to disprove this theory?

Collegamento 8 Giugno, streaming

Il collegamento dell’ 8 Giugno, 13:05 UTC, in modalità diretta via OK2KWX tra la ISS e il centro giovanile Dům dětí a mládeže Olomouc (House of Children and Youth Olomouc), Olomouc, Repubblica Ceca, udibile dall’Europa sui 145.800 MHz FM, sarà trasmesso in streaming, permettendo quindi di raggiungere un pubblico molto più ampio e di seguire anche l’uplink, cioè poter sentire anche le domande degli studenti e non solo le risposte dell’astronauta.

Collegamento del 4 Giugno rischedulato

Il collegamento della Moriah School previsto per il 4 Giugno in telebridge con la stazione belga, udibile dall’Europa, è stato rischedulato per il 6 Giugno, in telebridge via VK6MJ, quindi sarà udibile dall’Australia; anche l’astronauta non sarà Nick Hague, ma David St. Jacques. Per ascoltare qualcosa dall’Europa resta al momento confermato il collegamento dell’8 Giugno, direct via OK2KWX alle 13:05 UTC.

4 e 8 Giugno 2019, due School Contacts udibili dall’ Europa

Nick Hague durante il training per la EVA (Crediti: Wikimedia Commons)

In arrivo due occasioni per ascoltare l’astronauta Nick Hague KG5TM che risponde alle domande degli studenti. Si tratta di due eventi rischedulati per imprevisti occorsi prima o durante gli sked.

Il primo evento è previsto per 4 Giugno, 16:22 UTC: collegamento con la Moriah Central School, NY, gestito dalla Telebridge Ground Station europea, la belga ON4ISS

Queste le domande preparate dagli studenti della Moriah School:

1. What is the purpose of the International Space Station and why is it a value to all of humanity?
2. What is the most amazing thing you have seen from the space station?
3. What do you get to do in your free time when you are not working?
4. What types of computer programming languages were used to write the software on board the International Space Station?
5. What is your favorite piece of hardware to use on the space station and what does it do?
6. What types of computers are you using on board, and what operating systems do they run?
7. Do you get to listen to music in space, and if so what do you all like to listen to?
8. What is the most difficult and dangerous thing about living in space?
9. How many people can fit on board the space station safely?
10. What is your favorite science experiment on board?
11. What do you think the importance of future space stations will be?
12. What is the importance of Amateur Radio on the Space Station?
13. What is the status of CIMON (Simon) the Artificially Intelligent robot that was sent to the ISS?
14. How did you become an Astronaut? Does your training for space start right away or do you have to move up in ranking?
15. What is your favorite food in space?
16. Are there any manmade objects on earth you can see from the space station?
17. Do you keep a journal of everything you do on board to remember in the future?
18. What can scientists do on Earth to help you on the Space Station?
19. What is the best part of working with people from different countries every day?
20. What have you learned the most from living and working in Space?

Secondo appuntamento, 8 Giugno, 13:05 UTC, collegamento in modalità diretta via OK2KWX col centro giovanile Dům dětí a mládeže Olomouc (House of Children and Youth Olomouc), Olomouc, Repubblica Ceca.

Ecco le domande preparate dai ragazzi:

1. How many solar panels are powering the entire station and do you have any other power sources?
2. What voltage do your instruments using aboard the ISS?
3. What would you tell the people who believe that the Earth is flat?
4. How often do you check the social networks and have you any time to watch Youtube?
5. Did the ASTROBEE’s already arrive and do you use them already?
6. How far from the station can you go and can you move outside untethered?
7. How long does it take to get from Earth to the ISS?
8. What does being in a spacesuit feel like and what is outside temperature?
9. How long do the spacesuit’s energy and oxygen supplies last?
10. Do you feel any changes to your muscular system during your mission, or is it a bit of a shock after your return back to Earth?
11. Do you need to strap in when you sleep and how do you enjoy sleeping in zero gravity?
12. How often do you eat and do you enjoy the taste of the food?
13. Have you experienced any accidents while on the station, for example, a device failure?
14. How do you fight a fire if it breaks out onboard the ISS?
15. How much waste is generated on the ISS and what are you doing with him?
16. Can you play any computer games and how much free time do you have?
17. Ondrej (15): What does it feel like to fly a rocket up into space?
18. How much time do you spend exercising each day?
19. How would you deal with a serious injury, for example, hand fracture?
20. How and how often do you communicate with your family?

Per ricevere il segnale dalla ISS, sintonizzatevi sulla frequenza di downlink 145.800 MHz FM, ricordiamo sempre: solo ricezione! Le scuole aspettano questa opportunità da mesi e ogni interferenza è da evitare.