contatto 4 Dicembre 2017

ARISS contact planned for school in Spain

An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Mark Vande Hei KG5GNP with the School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC), Castelldefels, Spain.

The event is scheduled on Monday 4 December 2017 at approximately 15:10 UTC.

The contact will be a direct between OR4ISS and EG3UPC.
The contact should be audible in parts of Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.800 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.

School information:
The School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC) is a higher education school of the Universitat Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTECH that offers Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees and several Doctoral programs in the fields of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering. The School is renowned for its strong commitment with educational innovation and quality. This commitment is strengthened through a wide research activity strongly related with the industry, aiming at transferring the results to our Society.

Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. Why isn’t the ISS farther away from Earth?
2. Is there a protocol that must be followed in case of finding extra-terrestrial life?
3. How do you measure your weight in the space?
4. Did you watch “The Martian” movie starred by Matt Damon? If it’s so, do you think the story might be true in Mars in the distant future?
5. How long does it take to put on the spacesuit?
6. How much energy do you produce with the solar panels and how do you use that energy?
7. How and how often do you receive supplies from the Earth?
8. Do you think that in the near future ordinary citizens will be able to travel to space?
9. Do you think nowadays, women have the same possibilities as men in the space explorer?
10. Is there anyone playing any music nowadays? Or just Chis Hadfield used to do that?
11. What time zone do you use in the ISS?
12. How did you feel the first time you slept on the ISS?
13. How do you feel about the image of astronauts shown on TV or cinema compared to your real life?
14. Which was your reaction when you were selected?
15. Can you explain any funny situation that happened there?
16. What are the skills that you need to be there?
17. After your time in the space, do you have another perspective of the life?
18. Is your hair growing as much as it does on Earth?
19. Do you have to sleep fewer hours if you are in space? Why?
20. Could you tell us if you would have accepted to do a space trip with the technology that had been used on the first moon landing?

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