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ARISS contact planned Friday July 11, 2014 with school in Braunschweig, Germany

An ARISS contact is planned Friday July 11, 2014 at 09:37:47 UTC, which is 11:37:47 CEST. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst KF5ONO will answer questions from students at DLR School Lab, Braunschweig, Germany.

Signals from the ISS will be audible over Europe on 145.800 FM.

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is one of Europe\'s largest and most modern research institutions. Here is where the aircraft of the future are being developed and pilots trained, rocket engines tested and images of distant planets analyzed. In addition, over 7,700 DLR staff members are investigating next-generation high-speed trains, environmentally responsible methods of generating energy, and much more ... DLR_School_Lab in Braunschweig investigates many topics related to transportation: whether on the road, rails, or in the air. In various experiments, school classes can acquaint themselves with the research topics being studied at the science institutes at DLR Braunschweig.

The contact will be conducted in German. Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:

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ARISS contact planned Wednesday July 2, 2014 with school in Germany

An ARISS contact is planned Wednesday July 2, 2014 at 12:05:13 UTC, which is 14:05:13 CEST. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst KF5ONO will answer questions from students at DLR Project Lab, Neustrelitz, Germany.

Signals from the ISS will be audible over Europe on 145.800 FM.

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is one of Europe\'s largest and most modern research institutions. Here is where the aircraft of the future are being developed and pilots trained, rocket engines tested and images of distant planets analyzed. In addition, over 7,700 DLR staff members are investigating next-generation high-speed trains, environmentally responsible methods of generating energy, and much more ...

DLR_School_Lab Neustrelitz was opened in September 2011 at DLR in Neustrelitz in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Here is where the data from various satellites are received by means of large antennas, and subsequently processed. The student lab is available for visits of one or several days by school classes from this most northerly German state and further afield.

The contact will be conducted in German.

Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:

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ARISS contact planned Thursday June 26, 2014

An ARISS contact is planned Thursday June 26 at 12:08:49 UTC, which is 14:08:49 CEST. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst KF5ONO will answer questions from students of Gymnasium Markt Indersdorf in Germany.

Signals from the ISS will be audible over Europe on 145.800 FM.

The grammar school/high school of Markt Indersdorf (Gymnasium Markt Indersdorf GMI, Germany) began operations in the school year of 2001/2002. In 2007 the first students graduated successfully with the certificate qualifying them to go to university (Abitur). Currently, about 90 teachers instruct approximately 1,100 pupils aged 10 to 19, about 250 of them are in the qualification phase (years/grades 11 and 12). The GMI offers the choice between two faculties, the linguistic and scientific-technological one. Approximately 75 percent of the pupils decide for the latter. The pupils obtain an education in science from the 5th year/grade on, the subject Physics is taught from year/grade 8 on for both faculties, in the scientific-technological profile additional hours for more in-depth education are mandatory. In years/grades 11 and 12, the pupils have the choice between Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Experience has shown that about 30 to 40 per school year decide to take Physics. About half of them vote for Astrophysics in the 12th year/grade. From 5th year/grade on, all pupils study English as their first foreign language.

The ISS project The pupils are divided for this project into different groups that are each responsible for one of the following activities:

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Dual ARISS Telebridge contact planned Friday June 20, 2014

A dual ARISS Telebridge contact is planned Friday June 20 at 18:36 UTC, which is 20:36 CEST. NASA astronaut Gregory Wiseman KF5LKT will answer questions from two groups of students in two different countries.

One group of participating students will be located at Focus Camp in Candriai, Italy. The second group will be located at the Euro Space Center in Belgium. The students in Italy will ask the odd numbered questions. The students in Belgium will ask the even numbered questions.

The radio contact with the International Space Station will be established by the ARISS Telebridge ground station IK1SLD, located in northern Italy. Signals from the ISS will be audible over Europe on 145.800 FM.

The event will be broadcast on EchoLink AMSAT (node 101 377) and JK1ZRW (node 277 208) Conference servers, as well as on IRLP Discovery Reflector 9010.

Focus Camp, Candriai, Italy

The radio contact with the ISS will take place during the Focus Campus, a science summer camp addressed to children aged 8 to 13 organised by Focus Junior - the most popular science magazine for children in Italy - and Sterrenlab, the camp organiser. During the week children will participate to science laboratories, learn about science topics and challenge themselves to design and build experiments and machines. The Focus Campus in Candriai (Trento) focuses on tinkering and DIY activities ("Una scienza da creare" - "A science to create"). Children will also have the opportunity to do sport in the morning, play with their friends and visit the alpine nature surrounding the camp premises.

Euro Space Center, Redu, Belgium

About 150 youngsters from all over Europe celebrate the International Closing Event for Mission X 2014 at the Euro Space Center in Belgium. “Mission X train like an astronaut” is an international education project that encourages children to take part in a challenge, adopting a life style reflecting astronaut training. The Closing Event offers participants the opportunity to meet astronauts and trainers, to experience the training simulators for astronauts, to simulate a Shuttle mission and to build a rocket.

The contact will be conducted in English. Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:

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