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ARISS Event: Niebull Contact Update

The next school contact by International Space Station 
(ISS) astronauts is scheduled to take place Friday, 
December 12, 2003 at approximately 1359 UTC with students 
at Niebull, Germany's Berufliche Schule des Kreises 
Nordfriesland. The connection will be via amateur radio 
with the space station side of the contact possibly 
audible to citizens of central Europe on the ISS downlink 
frequency 145.80 MHz.

Berufliche Schule des Kreises Nordfriesland in Niebuell is 
a school located in the most north-western part of 
Germany. The 2600 pupils are taught by 135 teachers.  The 
main fields taught at the school are economics, computer 
science, health and nutrition, agriculture, social matters 
and pedagogics.  The amateur radio station of the school, 
DL0NIB, will use its educational license callsign DN0BSN 
for the contact.  The astronauts on board the space 
station will use the callsign NA1SS.

The contact is expected to be in English.  And the 
following questions are a sample of what students will ask 
during the 10 minute adventure.  

"Can you see planes that fly around the world?"
"What do you miss most?"
"What would happen if someone of the crew got seriously 

The full list of question will be published with the final 
update for the event.

ARISS is an international educational outreach program 
with US participation from NASA, AMSAT (The Amateur 
Satellite Radio Corp.), and the American Radio Relay 
League. ARISS offers an opportunity for students to 
experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking 
directly with crewmembers on-board the International Space 
Station. Teachers, parents and communities experience, 
first hand, how Amateur Radio and crew members on ISS can 
energize youngsters interest in science, technology, and 
learning. Further information on the ARISS programme is 
available on the website http://www.rac.ca/ariss

Thank you & 73,
Scott Lindsey-Stevens / N3ASA
ARISS Team Member
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