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Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2003-04-23 04:00 UTC

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2003-04-23 04:00 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

ISS Expedition 7 crew: (***)
Ed Lu KC5WKJ  (***)
Yuri Malenchenko RK3DUP (***)

Tver schools, Tver, Russia (***)
Contacts were successful. (***)
2003-04-16 10:30 UTC (***)
2003-04-16 12:06 UTC (***)
Congrats to Tver schools and Nikolai Budarin RV3FB (***)

Cowichan Secondary School, Duncan, BC, Canada, Direct via VE7POH
Contact was successful.  Congrats to Cowichan and Don Pettit KD5MDT. (***)
Monday 2003-04-21 1815 UTC.

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 
13. What does the word "Earth" mean to you now that you see our planet from 
14. If you looked at all of your years of training, all the good things, all 
the bad...would you still have chosen to be an astronaut?
15. Do you think what you are doing in space is going to help the world the 
way you hope it will?
16. What personal item did you take into space with you, and why did you 
choose that item?
17. Can you see any pollution from space?
18. Which is more difficult, adjusting to space or re-adjusting to Earth's 
gravity when you get back?
19. What will your first meal be when you get back to Earth?
20. What did you do to celebrate Christmas at the International Space Station?
21. How long do you think until humans get to Mars?
22. Before you went into space, were your thoughts and views of the world 
different than they are now?
23. After lift-off how long does it take before you start to feel the low 
24. Is this what you had always wanted to do since you were in school?

Webster High School, Webster, N.Y. (***)
TBD UTC (***)

Klem Rhode South Elementary, N.Y. (***)
TBD UTC (***)

Stanford University (***)
Palo Alto Gunn High School, California (***)
TBD UTC (***)

Cornell University (***)
TBD UTC (***)

Boulder High School, Colorado (***)
TBD UTC (***)

Panahou High School, Honolulu, Hawaii (***)
TBD UTC (***)

Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee, Tallahassee, FL

Contact was not completed

Proposed questions for Challenger Learning Center are: 
1. What do you do for fun in space? 
2. How do you do anything like eat or read if everything is floating?
3. What is the weather like in space?
4. How and when do you sleep?
5. Can you talk to your family from space?
6. How fast can a spaceship go?
7. Do the astronauts always get along being together for that length of time?
8. What's the best thing about being in space?
9. Do you ever get homesick?
10. Do you get to watch TV or listen to the radio in space?
11. Is space scary? What is the scariest thing you have seen in space?
12. What would happen if you dropped something in space?
13. Is it always black in/around the space?
14. What is in a spaceship?
15. What do you do for all the time you are in space?
16. What noises do you hear when you are out in space?
17. Why do things float in space?
18. What do you have to do to be an astronaut?
19. What time is it in space? What day is it?
20. What is one thing you wish you could do in space that you haven't?
21. How big is a spaceship?
22. How do weigh stuff in space if everything floats?
23. What do you eat while you are in space?
24. Have you kept a souvenir from space? If so, what?
25. How can you tell where you are going in space?
26. Can you see the sun rise or set in space?
27. What kind of gas does a spaceship use?
28. Do you have any funny stories about being in space?
29. What kind of experiments are you doing in space?
30. Are you scared to maybe be coming home in the capsule? 

The latest ARISS announcement and successful school list is now available on 
the ARISS web site.  Several ways to get there.

Latest ARISS announcements and news 

Successful school list


If you can not get into the GSFC site, then go directly to the RAC site. (***)

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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