An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Science & Technologie e.V. / event: Science Days, Teningen, Germany on 17 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:03 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and DN1EME. The contact should be audible over Germany and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.
The Science Days is the first German science festival, which was founded in 2001. Around 15.000 students of different school levels attend this science festival every year. The Science Days are located in Germany's biggest family park "Europa-Park" in Rust and are organized by Science & Technologie e.V., a non-profit organization.
The questions for the contact come from students of GHSE. GHSE stands for "Gewerbliche und Hauswirtschaftlich-Sozialpflegerische Schulen Emmendingen" in Germany and offers education with a special vocational focus on industry, ecotrophology as well as applied social sciences. The industry-focused part of the school was already founded in 1836 and has since been evolving into a wide variety of educational directions for all sorts of students with all kinds of different talents and interests. Our campus includes a large workshop-area. GHSE offers educational qualification ranging from a "Hauptschulabschluss" (certificate of secondary education) up to the "Abitur" (general qualification for university entrance) and is also a vocational college within the German dual education system. There are currently around 2100 enrolled students at GHSE. 45% of them attend the "Berufsschule" (vocational college). Around 16% are found in the applied social sciences field. The rest is distributed among other areas such as care-giving, information technology, management, mechatronics and several other fields.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. Can you describe what the feeling when the rocket was launched?
2. What were your first impressions when you arrived at the ISS?
3. How did your family react when they learned about your trip into
4. Which time zone are you using on ISS and do night and day light
changes play a role at all for your working day?
5. How does it feel to float in space and how do you like zero gravity?
6. We've heard that there are no windows in direction of outer space.
Why is that and how does it feel like to see the stars from the
station or during an outdoor mission?
7. The laws of which country are applicable in the ISS and in general
there in space and do you have to pay tax for the money you earn in
space? Who pays your wages?
8. Are there any scientific discoveries or important experiments which
have been recently made?
9. Can see you visible changes occurring through the climate change?
10. Who makes decisions regarding, for example, who is allowed to do a
space-walk? The space agencies or the commander?
11. Have you or another astronaut ever lost something on the ISS?
12. Do you think the Bosch reactor will be successfully implemented
soon and how will it affect the ISS?
13. What do you think about space tourism?
14. Are private conversations with your family also allowed or do all
conversations have to be carried out through the space agencies?
15. Was it worth it to put so much work into aerospace, now where you
see the results or are you disappointed?
16. What is the weirdest thing you have on the ISS?
17. What do you do in order to prevent injuries and what medical
equipment do you use in the case of an emergency?
18. What did you regret or miss when you flew into space?
19. What was the biggest damage you had to repair in the ISS and what
happens with an ISS module if it's irreparably damaged?
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Next planned event(s):
1. Istituto Comprensivo Statale "Diego Valeri", Campolongo Maggiore,
Italy, direct via IQ3RW and
Istituto Comprensivo Ladispoli1, Ladispoli, Italy, direct via
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be IRØISS
The scheduled astronaut is Luca Parmitano KF5KDP
Contact is go for: Sat 2019-10-19 10:27:13 UTC
Watch for live stream from IKØWGF side of the contact:
or directly on AMSAT Italia youtube channel:
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Thank you & 73,
David - AA4KN