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ARISS contact planned with school in Michelstadt Friday September 7 2012, Germany

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 73 de iw2kvt mauro 

 ARISS contact planned with school in Michelstadt, Germany postponed.

Friday September 7, 2012 at 08.52 UTC, which is 10.52 CEST, an ARISS contact was 
planned  with Gymnasium Michelstadt, Germany.

This direct radio contact with the International Space Station is postponed till a later 
date to be determined.

Reason is an additional EVA (Extra Vehicular Activity or Space Walk). 
For security reasons, ARISS contacts are not permitted during an EVA.


Gaston Bertels – ON4WF
ARISS Chairman
ARISS contact planned with school in Michelstadt, Germany  - 
 Downlink audible over Europe
 Friday September 7, 2012 at 08.52 UTC, which is 10.52 CEST, an ARISS
 contact is planned with Gymnasium Michelstadt, Michelstadt, Germany.

This will be a direct radio contact operated by DKØDK. Downlink signals
from the International Space Station will be audible over Europe on 145.800 MHz FM.
Michelstadt is a remote city located in the center of Germany and surrounded 
by a low mountain range.
 The city was mentioned the first time in historic documents of the year 741.
 Several historic buildings survived till today;most famous are the convent “Einhardsbasilika” 
(827) and the historic town hall (1484). The environment is dominated by temperate
 broadleaf forest  and agricultural fields. 
The population of Michelstadt and its neighbor city Erbach counts around 30.000 inhabitants. 
The closest cities in the area are Darmstadt (in 50 km distance, ESA satellite control center),
Heidelberg (in 60 km distance, US army base) and Frankfurt (in 70 km distance, 
main international airport).

The Gymnasium Michelstadt was founded by the count Albert of Erbach-Fuerstenau  in 1823. 
Today the school teaches over 1500 students and employs about 120 teachers. 
Being the only secondary school dedicated exclusively to high education standards,the school 
attracts students of the entire region.
Many students have to travel over 30 minutes to school each morning. 
Due to its size it offers many specializations and voluntary courses, especially in science
 and music.
 The school aims not only to educate the students but also supports them in the development 
of their personality. 
In the last years students took successfully part in a science contest “jugend forscht”. 
The school had some insights into space research due to our yearly visits  to the ESA satellite
 control center. 
The entire school is excited about being chosen for a contact with the ISS and looks
 forward to the day of the contact.

Students will ask as many of following questions as time allows.

1. Jessica (15): What was the most interesting scientific project you were 
    involved in at the ISS?
 2. Lisanne (14): Is living in space living up to the expectations you had 
    on earth?
 3. Laureen (15): Did some things in space surprise you or were you prepared 
    for everything by the training on earth?
 4. Julius (14): What was the biggest accident or mishap during your time
     on the ISS?
 5. Jona (15): Are you able to follow major sport events, for example the super
 6. Daniel (14): Is zero gravity fun or does it get annoying after some time?
 7. Larissa (15): How do American astronauts vote for the president?
 8. Yannik (15): Are there some things that are really annoying on ISS?
 9. Hanna (14): Do you miss things from earth on ISS?
10. Timo (15): How is sleeping at zero gravity?
11. Christian (15): How do you spend your free time?
12. Sophia (15): How is a typical day on the space station?
13. David (16): Do you feel any medical effects of the zero gravity?
    What do you do to prevent them?
14. Johannes (15): How was your first impression seeing the earth out of space?
15. Moritz (14): Can you see the Chinese Wall or any other human made structure
    form space?
16. Julia (15): Can you notice anything when you leave or re-enter the earth 
17. Jonas (15): Are you afraid of meteorite or space debris hits? 
18. Celil (14): Are you allowed to drink alcoholic drinks?
19. Henrik (14): At which time zone is the space station operating?
20. Marina (15): How does personal hygiene work in space? Can you shower?

ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering 
the participating space agencies, NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, 
JAXA, and CSA, with the AMSAT and IARU organizations from participating countries.

ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement 
 of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers onboard the
 International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see,
 first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters'
 interest in science, technology and learning.

73, Gaston Bertels, ON4WF

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