Call Search
     

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Community
Articles
Forums
News
Reviews
Friends Remembered
Strays
Survey Question

Operating
Contesting
DX Cluster Spots
Propagation

Resources
Calendar
Classifieds
Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement
About eHam.net

donate to eham
   Home   Help Search  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: ISS Talks to L.A. Students  (Read 2748 times)
K6LCS
Member

Posts: 2265


WWW

Ignore
« on: February 18, 2014, 08:33:32 AM »

NASA MEDIA ADVISORY M14-032

International Space Station Crew to Talk with Students in Los Angeles

Students and faculty from California State University, Los Angeles, along with high school students from the Alliance Marc and Eva Stern Math and Science High School, will gather at the university at 10:10 a.m. PST Thursday, Feb. 20, to speak with Expedition 38 crew members currently aboard the International Space Station.

The event will be broadcast on NASA Television and the agency's website.

Students will get to ask NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata, questions about living and working aboard the space station. Educators have been preparing their students for the conversation with the crew by incorporating NASA activities in their classrooms.
 
The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call is one of a series of events planned for Feb. 15-27 as part of Destination Station: Los Angeles -- NASA's campaign to showcase its newest multimedia exhibit at the California Science Center.

Media interested in covering the event should contact Paul Browning at 323-343-3044 or pbrownin@calstatela.edu. California State University is at 5151 State University Drive in Los Angeles.

Destination Station is NASA's national awareness campaign to showcase space station research opportunities, educate the public about station activities, and communicate the current and potential future impacts of the station on everyday life here on Earth. The exhibit is free with admission to the California Science Center and open to the public through April 7.

This in-flight education downlink is one in a series with educational organizations in the United States to improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), teaching and learning. It is an integral component of NASA's Teaching From Space education program, which promotes learning opportunities and builds partnerships with the education community using the unique environment of space and NASA's human spaceflight program.

For more about Destination Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/destinationstation

The exact time of the downlink could change. For NASA TV streaming video, schedules and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For information about NASA's education programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/education

For information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

-end-
Logged

Clint Bradford, K6LCS
http://www.spaceman.website
909-999-SATS
VA7CPC
Member

Posts: 2815




Ignore
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 10:33:48 PM »

Clint  --

We just finished an ARISS exercise in Richmond, BC.

The time we were actually able to hear the astronaut (and vice versa) was less than half of the "horizon-to-horizon" time.

We were using a 12' circularly-polarized Yagi, tracking software, and a mast-mounted preamp with a 100-watt IC-9100.  I expected that with that setup, we should have picked up the ISS as it came over the horizon, and lost it when it fell below the horizon.

. . . Do you know how long the California students maintained contact?

Thanks --

.          Charles
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!