Upcoming ARISS Contacts
as of July 19, 2016
- A telebridge contact via W6SRJ with students at United Space School hosted by the Foundation for International Space Education (FISE), in Seabrook TX, USA is scheduled for Tue 2016-07-19 14:52:20 UTC 74 deg. The scheduled astronaut is Jeff Williams KD5TVQ.
The United Space School is a premier educational program hosted by the Foundation for International Space Education (FISE). For two weeks each summer, FISE invites approximately 50 students from 23 different countries to the Clear Lake, Texas area to introduce them to aspects of working in the space sciences. During their stay, the students work together in teams to assemble a manned mission to Mars, utilizing knowledge gained from guest lecturers and interactive field trips. The Foundation for International Space Education Board of Directors has two head teachers and five team mentors to assist the students in their day-to-day activities. United Space School culminates in a project presentation, in which the students present their final project to a panel of industry experts and the public. Upon successful completion of their final project presentation, the students are awarded a graduation certificate.
- A telebridge contact via W6SRJ with students attending the ESA Space Camp 2016 in Lenk, Switzerland, is scheduled for Mon 2016-07-25 12:46:35 UTC 49 deg. The scheduled astronaut is Takuya Onishi, KF5LKS.
The ESA Space Camp is a summer camp organized by the European Space Agency at KUSPO, “Kurs und Sportzentrum” in Lenk, Switzerland. The activity is part of an educational program. Children at the camp will have 2 weeks of space education and this event will be a highlight for making ARISS contact with an astronaut in space.
The education program will cover the themes of space and exploration in particular looking at Rosetta final operations as well as planet Earth and its uniqueness in the universe. Children will receive a lesson based around how we communicate with the crew on the ISS from a ham radio expert. Local media and authorities are involved, also with the support of the camp provider.
- A telebridge contact via IK1SLD with students at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria IL, USA is scheduled for Wed 2016-07-27 19:59:27 UTC 36 deg. The scheduled astronaut is Jeff Williams KD5TVQ.
The Peoria Riverfront Museum focuses on interdisciplinary learning - a fusion of art, history, science and achievement designed to develop knowledge, critical thinking skills and a lifelong passion for learning. We have a state-of-the-art planetarium to teach astronomy and other science topics, and a giant screen theater that shows educational and feature films. Our mission is to inspire lifelong learning for all - connecting art, history, science and achievement through collections, exhibitions and programs.
Peoria is the largest city in Central Illinois, with a population of 115,000 in the city, and about 400,000 in the greater metro area. The surrounding area is rural, with a great deal of farming communities.
The questions to the astronaut will be asked by students in our “Space to Ground” club, and by museum visitors and staff. The questions labeled “Staff/Audience Member” were collected from museum visitors, but we are not sure if the person who submitted the question will be at the event, so we do not have names.