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Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2003-02-13 18:00 UTC

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2003-02-13 18:00 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

Field School Park Ridge, Illinois

Proposed questions for Field School are: 
1. What do thunderstorms look like for the ISS?  
2. Do you ever get claustrophobic in the ISS?    
3. What did the Leonid meteor shower look like from the space station?
4. Why did you want to become an astronaut?
5. What is your diet like in space?
6. Can we talk to you only when you are above us?
7. What changes in the Earth have you seen from photos you have taken?
8. Which of your experiments is your favorite and why?
9. How do you keep the things that you use in the space station from floating 
10. During a shuttle launch, "lift off" is straight up.  On an airplane, 
"take off" is at an angle.  Why is there a difference?  
11. How do you sleep in space?
12. Do you ever get dizzy in the space station?
13. Will any of the ISS experiments help the military to learn how to make 
better weapons? 
14. What kind of experiment are you doing on kidney stones?
15. What does it feel like to be in zero gravity?  
16. Is it hard to get around in the space station? 
17. Is brushing your teeth in space just like brushing your teeth on Earth?  
If not, how do you brush your teeth?
18. How do the astronauts get from the space shuttle onto the space station, 
and how do the astronauts exit the space station to get back to earth?
19. How long does it take to orbit the world?
20. Is it difficult to move around in the space station?
21. Have the space station experiments led to any surprises or accidental 
22. What is your opinion of civilians going to space? 
23. Have you noticed any changes in your own body from having been in space?
24. Do you ever get homesick?

Hochwald-Gymnasium, Wadern, Germany, Direct via DL0WR
TBD due to scheduling conflict with resupply mission

Proposed questions for Hochwald-Gymnasium are:
1. What do you do in your spare time? 
2. Are there a ceiling and a floor in the ISS to help you with your 
3. What's the view like? Can you see planets and meteorites? 
4. What was your motivation to become an astronaut?
5. Is it hard to adapt to the zero gravity and how long does it take to 
6. What's the food like? Do you live on a special diet or are you allowed to 
drink alcohol on special occasions like New Year's Eve or someone's birthday? 
7. How do you perceive time, seeing that many sunrises in one day? 
8. What projects are you working on at the moment? 
9. Have you done any spacewalks yet and if so, how does it feel like? 
10. Are you able to see fireworks on New Year's Eve or any of the natural 
disasters like volcanic eruptions, bush fires or tornadoes? 
11. How often do you talk to your families and do you have special 
communications devices to talk to them? 
12. What do you miss most while you are in space? 
13. What do you think you will miss most about the ISS once you've returned 
to earth? 
14. Are there any social rules or even fixed regulations how to relate to 
other members of the crew? 
15. How do you solve conflicts? Is there a 'boss' who has the last word? 
16. Is there an age limit to become an astronaut? 

Hirano Elementary School, Kobe, Japan direct via 8N3HES
Tue 2003-02-18 07:59 UTC (***)

Proposed questions for Hirano Elementary are:
1. How do you dump your garbage?
2. Is it hot or cold in the space?
3. What do you do when you become sick?
4. How many people can the international spade station hold at maximum?
5. Is it possible for children and old people to go to the space station?
6. How do you take a bath?
7. What will you bring with you if you have to live in the space for your 
whole life?
8. How long have you been trained before going to the space?
9. Are the moon and stars beautiful from the space?
10. What is the temperature at the space station?
11. What kind of canned food do you eat?
12. What's the most amazing in the space?
13. What will you do if you're hit by meteors?
14. What is the convenient living in the space?
15. Was going to the space your dream in the childhood?
16. Do you believe in the existence of ETs and UFOs?
17. What is the most enjoyable event in the space station?
18. Can you swallow property under zero gravity?
19. Can you throw a ball faster in the space than on the earth?
20. What time is it now at the space station?

Cowichan Secondary School, Duncan, BC, Canada, Direct via VE7POH
TBD 2003-02
Proposed questions for Cowichan are:
1. Seeing the earth from space, without borders, racial or cultural 
divisions, on an International Space Station, must be an incredible 
experience.  What impact has this had on your life?
2. Why did you want to become an astronaut?
3. Is it scary living so far away from earth?  Do you get lonely?
4. How does the body know that it is time to go to sleep went there is no day 
or night?
5. What do you think the next step in manned space exploration will be?
6. Could you choose one of the experiments that you are doing and explain why 
it is an advantage to do it in space?
7. Technology and Science are advancing so rapidly that it almost seems 
routine to go to the International Space Station.  How is the International 
Space Station unique in providing a path for space exploration into the 
8. Being up in space months at a time, have you seen or experienced anything 
that cannot be explained by current science?
9. A focus of previous missions has been to study how the human body adapts 
in space.  How do you personally find your physical well-being affects your 
mental and behavioural state?
10. Has the experience of being and working in space lived up to your 
expectations, and if so, in what ways?
11. Being in space is such an awe-inspiring experience; which life lessons 
have kept you on track to achieve your stellar status?
12. When you sleep in space, do you dream, and if so, have your dreams 

Oregon State University
Option #1  Fri 2003-02-21 20:36 UTC telebridge via NN1SS (***)

Proposed questions for Oregon State:  (***)
1. Have you gotten any intriguing results from your EVA radiation detectors?
2. What is the most interesting discovery you have made on Expedition 6?
3. Have you done any more experiments with the water films?
4. How much time are you building or maintaining the ISS as opposed to doing 
5. Have you thought of any other experiments you would to see flown on the 
ISS at a later date?
6. How much do vibrations from crew and vehicle movement affect the station?
7. What was your favorite part of your EVA?
8. How is the Pore Formation and Mobility experiment working?
9. What has been the best part of your stay in space?

ISIS Malignani, Cervignano del Friuli, Italy

Lounsberry Hollow Middle School, New Jersey

Krueger School of Applied Technology, San Antonio, Texas
Fri 2003-02-28 19:40 UTC (***)

Saint Ursula's College, Toowoomba, Australia

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 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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