ISS in contact with the
Euro Space Center in Belgium
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY The REDU Ground Station: BELGIUM
audio recording made received by Guy, ON6MU
in JO20AW, used a TM-255 with a 2x5/8wave vertical
MP3->NA1SS->Euro Space Center
About this contact:
US Astronaut Peggy Whitson, KC5ZTD, was the guest of honor via ham radio August 7 of more than 100 youngsters attending space camp in Belgium. The direct contact between NA1SS aboard the ISS and ON4ESC at the Euro Space Center, which is hosting the camp, was arranged and coordinated via the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program. "In the auditorium on a big screen, the children saw the ISS approaching Europe from over the Atlantic Ocean," said ARISS Vice Chairman Gaston Bertels, ON4WF. "They had been introduced to ham radio on the ISS, and now--a half an hour before the contact--they were putting dozens of questions to the ARISS representative and eagerly gathering answers."
US Astronaut Peggy Whitson, KC5ZTD, was the guest of honor via ham radio August 7 of more than 100 youngsters attending space camp in Belgium. The direct contact between NA1SS aboard the International Space Station and ON4ESC at the Euro Space Center (Transinne/Redu), which is hosting the camp, was arranged and coordinated via the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program.
ARISS Vice Chairman Gaston Bertels, ON4WF, said that because the youngsters spoke either Dutch or French, a computer program was used by
those translating the astronaut's English, which displayed the
translations on a screen. Campers ranged in age from 8 to 15.
Because the youngsters spoke either Dutch or French, a computer program was used by those translating the astronaut's English into Dutch and French to display the translations on the screen, Bertels said. Campers ranged in age from 8 to 15.
Among other things, Whitson talked about what got her interested in becoming an astronaut. "When I was nine, I watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon," she told the youngsters, "and I thought that it would be a very special job to be able to be an astronaut."
Bertels said two TV stations with national coverage as well as major newspapers covered the event.
The ARISS contact got widespread media coverage in Belgium.
Euro Space Center [http://www.ping.be/eurospace/]
More ISS Recordings:
- Voice recording I made in Belgium of ISS (NA1SS) [[[DHT_Wav]]]
Voice recording made of ISS by MM5ISS and heard by me at /A with only a 5/8 antenna that was mounted temporary inside the resident house in Houffalize/Belgium
- MAREX ISS Recordings [[[marex]]]
- The Belgian QSO's with Frank De Winne from the ISS (NA1SS)
Sunday 3 November 2002, 09:16 UTC
Frank De Winne Crew Pick, Royal Technical School Belgian Air Force,
Sint Truiden, Belgium
[[[MPEG two-way AUDIO]]] [[[My recording at my QTH mp3]]]
- The second Belgian QSO's with Frank De Winne from the ISS (NA1SS)
Frank De Winne Crew Pick, Euro Space Center, Transinne, Belgium,
QSL direct via ON4ESC or Telebridge
2002-11-05 09:00 UTC
[[[My recording of this contact]]]
- ON4ESC Ariss QSO with Peggy Whitson
Voice recording of Andre Kuipers on board ISS and a Dutch school, by Graeme de MM5ISS
[[[IAndre Kuipers ISS School 24Apr2004-08.mp3]]]]
- COSMONAUT YURI SHARGIN HAS SPACETALK WITH SCHOOLCHILDREN VISITING SCIENCE EXHIBITION, BELGIUM
A copy from the European ARISS website :http://www.ariss-eu.org/ [[[[http://www.ariss-eu.org/Shargin_22_10_2004.mp3]]]]
Friday October 22nd 2004, a group of schoolchildren visiting the Science Exhibition in Hasselt, Belgium had a Spacetalk with Cosmonaut Yuri Shargin onboard the International Space Station. The radio contact was established by the ARISS telebridge station ON4ISS at 08:38 GMT when the ISS rose over the horizon.
The pupils of the primary school Zonnebloem had prepared 20 questions and 13 could be answered by the Cosmonaut before the ISS went over the horizon. The signals from Space were loud and clear. An audio recording of the Spacetalk is appended to this News Bulletin archived on the ARISS-Europe website.
A hundred schoolchildren and teachers witnessed the event which was covered by a radio station, a TV station and two widespread newspapers.
ON4ISS, the ARISS telebridge station, was operated by Philippe ON5PV. This was its maiden run. ARISS has telebridge stations in the USA, in Hawaii, in Australia, in South Africa and presently also in Europe.
The ARISS School Contacts operated by Yuri Shargin inaugurate an educational outreach cooperation with Energia, the Russian Space Agency. Let us express the wish that it will be sustained and fruitful.
Gaston Bertels, ON4WF
ARISS Europe chairman
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