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Amateur radio contact with Dutch school children

Today at approximately 11:25 CEST (09.25 UT), an ARISS contact is planned between ESA astronaut André Kuipers and school children gathered at the Nederlands Ruimtevaartmuseum in Lelystad, the Netherlands. Most of the astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the ISS have an amateur radio license. They use the station’s ham radio to contact amateur radio stations on ground mostly in their free time, and the radio is used to contact pre-selected schools. During the ten minutes that the ISS is typically above horizon and radio contact is possible, astronauts answer the questions prepared by the students. During today's contact, André will field questions from a group of Dutch children who won the second round...

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André takes classroom into space

Over 1500 students in four European cities talked to ESA astronaut André Kuipers live on the International Space Station last Tuesday to discuss two space science experiments they have performed together. This once-in-a-lifetime experience brought together the four sites by videoconference: science centre Nemo in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the Leicester National Space Center, United Kingdom, Parque de las Ciencias in Granada, Spain, and the Technik Museum in Speyer, Germany. Before getting in contact with space, the centres demonstrated scientific experiments to each other. They created fire explosions and super thick foams to show students the footprints of gravity and physics in our everyday life. The astronaut encouraged the children to satisfy their...

Children to discuss space experiments with André

Children in four European cities will talk to ESA astronaut André Kuipers live on the International Space Station later today to discuss two space experiments they have performed together. The students aged 10–14 years have performed their own identical experiments to André in space to discover how convection and foams differ under the influence of gravity compared to the Station’s weightless environment. The venues participating in the call with the ISS are Nemo Science Center, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Speyer Techniek Museum, Speyer (Germany), National Space Centre, Leicester (United Kingdom), Parque de las Ciencias, Granada (Spain). Follow the call with André live between 17:10 and 17:30 CEST (15:10-15:30 UT) via NASA TV. This...

Spaceship Earth lessons now available in 7 languages

The Spaceship Earth online lessons on radiation and immunology are now available online in seven languages. From his vantage point on the International Space Station, André has a unique view on ‘Spaceship Earth’. From the spectacular viewing post provided by Cupola, the ESA astronaut can observe both the beauty and fragility of our planet. His observations support the ESA online lessons designed to help European children aged 10–18 strengthen their knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In André's home country, the Netherlands, a team from The Netherlands Space Office, Science Center NEMO, Space Expo, WNF and ESA have teamed together to provide a Dutch language version of the project for schools:...