An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Shannon Walker KD5DXB with students at Athlone Community College, Athlone, Ireland. The contact is scheduled on Monday December 7, 2020 at approximately 14.50 UTC, which is 15.50 CEWT.
The link to the ISS will be operated by the amateur radio ground station EI1ISS. Downlink signals will be audible in Europe on 145.800 MHz FM.
The public is invited to watch the livestream at: https://youtu.be/viVQBI4WzKs
School Information: for Ireland :
Athlone, situated in the centre of Ireland, is the largest town on the River Shannon. Athlone Community College is a second-level school which has 1200 students aged between 12 and 18 from a diverse range of backgrounds, both rural and urban.
Our school motto is „by teaching we learn“. Mathematics, Science and Engineering subjects occupy a special place in the school curriculum. The school´s staff and teachers are proudly committed to students fulfilling their potential in a welcoming and friendly environment.
The school has an active sporting programme which includes Rugby Football, Gaelic Football, Athletics and Golf while the Arts are catered for by a school Orchestra and Choir.
Our students have enjoyed studying the ISS and the space programme. We really appreciate the crew fitting our school into their busy schedule. Thank you! It will be a memorable experience for us all here.
Students First Names and Questions:
1. Roisn (16): Did you enjoy the launch into space?
2. Tristan (16): Tell us something about current experiments on the ISS?
3. Sen (14): What is your favourite area in the ISS?
4. Shauna (16): What activities do you do in your spare time?
5. Cillian (12): What is the most interesting thing you have seen on Earth from the space station?
6. Michelle (16): What evidence of climate change can you see from space?
7. John (16): How many years of training does it take to become an astronaut?
8. Patrick (16): Where does the ISS get its energy from?
9. Zayna (16): What happens if you are in a space suit and your nose becomes really itchy?
10. Kian (16): When you return home what will you miss most about the ISS?
11. Roisn (16): What was the most difficult challenge you had to overcome during training?
12. Tristan (16): When you first saw the earth from space what was your reaction?
13. Sen (14): Has something useful on earth come from space experiments?
14. Shauna (16): Are your muscles weak when you return from micro gravity?
15. Cillian (12): If there was a manned mission to Mars would you consider going?
16. Michelle (16): Will it ever be feasible to travel to another solar system?
17. John (16): How do you keep fit with the low gravity in space?
18. Patrick (16) Does your sense of taste and smell change in space?
19. Zanyna (16): While on the ISS are you able to communicate with family?
20. Kian (16): When did you decide you wanted to become an astronaut – from a young age or did your interest develop at a later age?
Quelle: Gaston Bertels, ON4WF