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Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2003-06-14 23:00 UTC

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2003-06-14 23:00 UTC

The ARISS (a joint effort of AMSAT, the ARRL, NASA, the ARISS international 
partners including Canada, Russia, the European Partners, and Japan) 
team wishes to announce the following very tentative schedule for ARISS 
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 
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 7 crew:
Yuri Malenchenko RK3DUP

École primaire de l'Apprenti-Sage, Québec, Québec, Canada
Contact was successful at Sat 2003-06-14 17:29 UTC (***)
Congrats Ed and École primaire de l'Apprenti-Sage (***)

Proposed questions for École primaire de l'Apprenti-Sage:
1. How long are you going to stay in the ISS to accomplish your mission?
2. How do you feel during the lift off?  Does it hurt?
3. How do you drive the ISS, must you avoid some fragments sometimes?
4. What is your favorite activity in the ISS?
5. Where does the air that you breath come from in the ISS? 
6. How often do you get out of the ISS to walk around and how do you get out?
7. How many degrees do you have inside and outside the ISS? 
8. How many people can live in the ISS? 
9. Do you like looking at the earth from the ISS? What do you like to see 
10. How are you going to get back to earth?
11. Do you find it hard to come back to earth because of the weightlessness?
12. Do you miss your family? 
13. What language do you speak in the ISS? 
14. How old were you when you started working for the NASA and when you
    first went into space? 
15. Is there some furniture in the ISS?  Do you eat at a table? 
16. What time is it now?  How do you know?
17. Is your food served cold or hot?  How do you keep it? 
18. How do you manage to sleep in the ISS? 
19. How big is the ISS? 
20. What does the moon look like from the ISS?
21. Do you eat everything you want? 
22. Which planet would you like to explore the most? 
23. How long must you study to become an astronaut? 
24. How do you get to wash-up? 

Lively District Secondary School, Lively, Ontario, Canada 
Contact was successful at Thu 2003-06-12 19:22 UTC  (***)
Congrats Ed and Lively District Secondary School (***)

Proposed questions for Lively:
1. If you had a chance to choose your very own mission, where would you go 
2. Is it harder to do everyday things in space compared to Earth, such as 
sleeping, eating, and going to the bathroom? 
3. Have you ever experienced something really interesting that made you want 
stay up there forever? If so, what was it? 
4. What would you do in the event of an emergency? For example, if you were 
by something and it caused significant damage and you had to evacuate? 
5. If you could bring one person with you, famous or not, who would it be?
6. What is the most valuable lesson you have learned as an astronaut?
7. What is your biggest fear being up in space?
8. Have you experienced any unexplained anomaly while in space?
9. Are you afraid of getting radiation sickness from the Sun while you are in 
10. If you could thank someone for helping you achieve your goals and dreams, 
who would it be and why?
11. What scientific research are you doing currently?
12. Everyone who hasn't been in a spacecraft probably imagines it to be 
something like the movies Armageddon or Apollo 13, or at least I do? Is this 
true? Do you guys experience minor or major problems often? If it is not like 
the movies, what is it like?
13. On Earth there are relaxing things like a calm lake and a beautiful sky. 
there anything relaxing or calming in space? If so, what is it?
14. Do you believe in life on other planets? 
15. What is the weirdest object you have seen floating in our atmosphere?
16. What do you hope to accomplish through space exploration?
17. How is medical attention received if you get sick?  Is it more dangerous 
get sick in space?  Is it easier to get sick?
18. Were there restrictions on any items that you are allowed to bring with 
If so, what is the most important item you brought?

Webster High School, Webster, N.Y.

Stanford University
Palo Alto Gunn High School, California

Cornell University

Boulder High School, Colorado

Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii

Fédération Départementale des Radioamateurs de Seine Maritime - FDARSM
Rouen, France

Rains High School, Texas

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? 

Kuise Elementary School, Amagasaki, Japan
Contact is a go for Wed 2003-06-18 07:51 UTC

Proposed questions for Kuise:
1. Which country's time do you set in the Space Station?
2. What is the temperature inside and outside the cabin of the space station?
3. Do you feel zero gravity is convenient?  Does zero gravity change the 
intensity of odors?
4. What do you do in your free time?
5. Cosmonaut Gagarin said, "The Earth was blue".  How do you describe the 
seeing from space?
6. What were your most joyful and saddest experiences as an astronaut?
7. Can you take a bath on the space station?   How does it like?
8. How big is Japan, looking from the Space Station?  Can you see our 
city from there?
9. What would you do if you suffered from a sudden incurable disease on the 
space station?
10. Why do you dare to travel in space with risk?  
11. Do aliens exist in outer space?  Have you ever seen them?
12. Could you tell me how to use the toilets on the International Space 
13. Have you seen garbage in space?
14. How do you feel about floating under weightless conditions?
15. Do you miss your family during your mission?
16. Is the Earth really round?
17. Could you tell me how you sleep on the Space Station?
18. Can you wash your clothes on the Space Station?
19. What do you eat in space? Do space meals taste good?
20. What do you do for entertainment on the Space Station?

Euro Space Center Space Camp, Transinne, Belgium

Space Science Education Center, Challenger Learning Center of Northwest 
Hammond, IN

Turkey Space Camp (***)
TBD (***)

The latest ARISS announcement and successful school list is now available on 
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 
solidified, we will be letting everyone know.  Current plans call for an 
of one scheduled school contact per week.

Charlie Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS operation team mentors

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