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12 OCTOBER an ISS school contact with Mary Hare School, Newbury, UK.

Discussion in 'Satellite and Space Communications' started by IW2BSF, Oct 10, 2021.

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  1. IW2BSF

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    12 OCTOBER an ISS school contact with Mary Hare School, Newbury, UK.


    This will be a dirct contact via amateur radio between astronaut Mark Vande Hei KG5GNP

    Amateur radio station GB4MHN will be the ham radio ground station for this contact.


    The contact is scheduled at 11:12 UTC

    The downlink frequency for this contact is 145.800 MHZ FM and may be heard by listeners in Europe !

    73 de IW2BSF - Rudy




    School Information:

    Mary Hare is an aural school for the deaf, we don't use sign language, instead we teach students to develop lip reading skills and make use of technology. The contact is important for the school as not only will it help inspire students to STEM, it will hopefully demonstrate that no matter the difficulties they have with communication; there are still ways they can accomplish amazing things (“the sky is not the limit!”).

    During the week the students will see some exciting chemistry demonstrations, design and fly model rockets, see some space suits, and do some astronomy (observing Jupiter and Saturn in the evening). In lessons they have researched and discussed what it might be like to live in space, done some space themed art, and looked at astronaut food. Hopefully it will be an exciting and inspiring week.



    Students First Names & Questions:

    1. Rosie (13 yrs): Do you have to learn a sign language to communicate if something goes wrong with the radios in your suit?

    2. Jacob (18 yrs): How do you tell directions in space?

    3. Harrison (11 yrs): What do the northern lights look like from space?

    4. Hollie (16 yrs): How can you shower in zero gravity?

    5. Jasper (13 yrs): What’s your most favourite space technology?

    6. Milly (18 yrs): If there was a fire, how would you evacuate?

    7. Dominika (14 yrs): Do mobile devices work in space? For example, a Smart Phone?

    8. Oliver (13 yrs): If you could take one thing from home into space, to make life more fun what would you take and why?

    9. Zak (17 yrs): What is it like to wake up and see the earth from space

    10. Julia (15 yrs): How long have you been in space for?
     

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