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ARISS Event - Neibull Final Contact Update including Student Questions



Final Reminder:

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. The questions students plan to pose to astronauts are 
included below, so listeners to the downlink can better 
follow the contact.

1. Christina. What would happen if someone of the crew got seriously ill?
2. Kirsa. What do you miss most? 
3. Maylin. Do you have the possibility to take a shower?
4. Eike. Are asteroids a potential danger for the safety of the ISS?
5. Elin. Can you describe your daily diet?
6. Damjan. How do you produce the necessary oxygen?
7. Katharina. Do you have any personal belongings on board?
8. Jens. Do you have any contact to your family and friends?
9. Benjamin. Do you have any spare time and how do you spend it?
10. Franziska. Was is difficult to get accustomed to zero gravity?
11. Zine. Do you hear any noise up there?
12. Hanna. How do you get rid of your waste?
13. Christian. How and when do you sleep?
14. Sabine. How many hours do you work per day?
15. Sabrina. Which qualification did you have to meet to become an astronaut?
16. Christina. How long does a crew normally stay in orbit?
17. Kirsa. Do you realize the unimportance of man from your distance in space?
18. Maylin. How do you keep informed about politics on Earth?
19. Eike. Can you see planes that fly around the world?
20. Elin. In what way will your experience in space influence your later life on Earth?




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 at 
the ARISS website http://www.rac.ca/ariss


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




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