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Space Station Project

Space agencies goals include the sharing of their work and daily life at the International Space Station (ISS) with the youth. Therefore, it is through ARISS (Amateur Radio in the International Space Station) that pupils from all over the world can interview astronauts on board of the ISS live while flying over their different countries.

The schools selected for this ISS connection, apart from an application form, they must present a multidisciplinary educational project where pupils will work in different class sessions and workshops related to Science and Technology.

It’s been a demanding two-year long selection process resulting in the election of Summa Aldapeta as the school selected to contact live with the astronauts at the ISS in december 2017.

Project | Activities

In this section you can consult the initiatives carried out during the two years the project has lasted.

ISS Project

Letter from the project coordinator, Agustín Capellán, in which he explains the general details of the project.

Questions for the ISS

Click on the headline to see the 20 questions students will ask the astronauts at the ISS.

The long voyage to space

Aranzadi Science Society will give a talk about the milestones of astronomy and astronautics.

Coordination of the project

The English and Natural Science Departments at school have organized and coordinated the activities in this project.

Emblem and QSL

This commemorative emblem of the contact has been created by students in their Arts and Crafts subject. Click on the headline for more details.

Creation of posters

The posters were created as work for the subject of English. Click on the headline for more details.

Radio workshops

It was May when we took part in 2 workshops coordinated and organized by radio amateurs in San Sebastián.

Equipment installation

During the last months all the necessary equipment for the connection has been installed according to the demanding ARISS protocols.

Building of models

One of the funniest and most entertaining activity in the project was the building of models.

Science week

The school recently visited the exhibition "Zientzia Astea" (Science, Technology and Innovation Week) organized by the University of the Basque Country.

ISS | Virtual Tour

Become acquainted with the interior of the International Space Station (ISS). You will also find documents and videos to expand the information.

ISS | Current location

The International Space Station flies 400 km high at speeds that defy gravity. At 28.800 km/h it only takes 90 minutes for the ISS to make a complete circuit of Earth. Astronauts working and living on the Station experience 16 sunrises and sunsets each day. The following tracker shows where the Space Station is right now.

Collaborators | Acknowledgement

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