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Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2002-12-17 17:00 UTC

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2002-12-17 17:00 UTC

The ARISS (a joint effort of AMSAT, the ARRL, NASA, the ARISS international 
partners including Canada, Russia, the European Partners, and Japan) 
operations team wishes to announce the following very tentative schedule for 
ARISS school contacts.  This schedule is very fluid and may change at the 
last minute.  Remember that amateur radio use on the ISS is considered 
secondary.  Please check the various AMSAT and ARISS webpages for the latest 
announcements.  Changes from the last announcement are noted with (***).  
Also, please check MSNBC.com for possible live retransmissions 
(http://www.msnbc.com/m/lv/default.asp).  Listen for the ISS on the downlink 
of 145.80 MHz.

For information about educational materials available from ISS partner space 
Agencies, please refer to links on the ARISS Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you are interested in supporting an ARISS contact, then you must fill
in an application.  The ARISS operations mentor team will not accept a
direct request to support an ARISS contact.

You should also note that many schools think that they can request a
specific date and time.  It does not work that way.  Once an application
has been accepted, the ARISS mentors will work with the school to
determine a mutually agreeable date.

Websites that may be of interest include:


Your completely filled out application should be returned to the
nearest coordinating ARISS region if your specific region is not
listed.  E-mail is the preferred method of submitting an application.

Here are the email addresses:
ARISS-Canada and all other countries not covered:   ve2ka@rac.ca (Daniel 
Lamoureux VE2KA)
ARISS-Europe:  jh.hahn@gmx.net (J. Hahn, DL3LUM / PA1MUC)
ARISS-Japan and all Region 3 countries:  iaru-r3@jarl.or.jp (Keigo Komuro 
ARISS-Russia: n2ww@attbi.com  (Valerie Agabekov N2WW/UA6HZ)
ARISS-USA:  ARISS@arrl.org (The American Radio Relay League)

ISS Expedition 6 crew:
Kenneth Bowersox KD5JBP
Nikolai Budarin RV3FB
Donald Pettit KD5MDT

Starting with this announcement I am going to try and have the questions (***)
posted so that you can understand the crew response. (***)

World Scout Jamboree 2003, Sattahip, Thailand, Direct via E20AJ
Contact is on for Saturday 2002-12-28 08:40 UTC
Don Pettit is the scheduled astronaut.

Here are the proposed questions for the World Scout Jamboree. (***)
1. How do you eat your food?  How is it cooked?
2. Do you think the camping skill is useful as astronauts?
3. What are you doing to maintain your health?
4. What is the first thing you want to do when you come back to the earth?
5. Do you think that the earth is still blue? 
6. How do you find time for your family or loved ones and how do you 
communicate with them?
7. Astronauts are dedicated, patient, and under constant pressure, how do you 
handle all the demands on yourself?
8. What are you feeling from living in space?
9. If you were to meet Thai people, what would you like to ask them?
10. May I have your message to the scouts? 
11. What was the most delightful thing as astronaut?
12. Do you want your children to become astronaut like you?
13. How can I be the astronaut like you?
14. How do you obtain fresh water, is there big tank?
15. How does the lack of gravity affect the body and how do you manage it?
16. How do you take a bath?
17. How is the temperature in the space station maintained?  What is the 
outside temperature?
18. If the ISS slip from it's orbit, how would you take it back to the right 
19. When you left the earth, did any cosmic rays affect you and how?
20. Do you feel something great in the space?

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Chicago, Illinois direct via AJ9N
Contact is on for 2002-12-29 18:21 UTC
Ken Bowersox is the scheduled astronaut.

Look for possible live streaming video/audio, the website is 

Here are the proposed questions for Adler. (***)
1. What happens if you run out of gas in space?
2. What kind of plants will you be growing on this mission and why are you 
growing them?
3. What is your favorite space food and how do you cook it?
4. Do you get home sick and how do you handle it?
5. How many sunrises do you see in a day?
6. Are the astronauts able to communicate with their families? And if so, how 
7. When I try something new or different, sometimes I get a little nervous. 
Do you ever get a little nervous doing something new or different in space?
8. What is the most interesting and/or important thing you have learned in 
9. How does the space station fly in the air?
10. How do you sleep in the ISS?
11. How do you eat and drink when there is no gravity?
12. How big is the space station compared to the Sears Tower which is 1,400 
ft tall?

Groupe scolaire "René Mure", Commelle-Vernay, France
1st choice 2003-01-02 10:03 UTC
2nd choice 2002-12-31 10:18 UTC

Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA, Telebridge
TBD week of 2003-01-13
1st choice 2003-01-17 TBD 
2nd choice 2003-01-18 TBD 
3rd choice 2003-01-16 TBD 
4th choice 2003-01-15 TBD 
5th choice 2003-01-14 TBD 

Hochwald-Gymnasium, Wadern, Germany, Direct via DN1TA
TBD 2003-02

Cowichan Secondary School, Duncan, BC, Canada, Direct via VE7POH
TBD 2003-02

The latest ARISS announcement and successful school list in now available on 
the ARISS web site.  Several ways to get there.
click on English (sorry I don't know French)
you are now at http://www.rac.ca/ariss/
click on News

Currently the ARISS operations team has a list of over 60 schools that we 
hope will be able to have a contact during 2002-2003.   As the schedule 
becomes more solidified, we will be letting everyone know.  Current plans 
call for an average of one scheduled school contact per week.

Charlie Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS operation team mentors
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