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ARISS Success: Gilmour Academy

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station successfully contacted students at Gilmour Academy in Gates Miles, Ohio via the
ARISS programme (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station).  Contact was made on Friday, January 2, 2004 at approximately
14:00 UTC via amateur radio equipment aboard the space station.

During their brief adventure, students asked astronaut Mike Foale 12 questions.

Their were about 50 people in the audience. Also present were at least one newspaper and Fox TV.

Thanks to Dr. Foale and the ARISS team for the first ARISS contact of the new year!

ARISS is a joint educational outreach programme between NASA, AMSAT (The Amateur Satellite Radio Corp.), the American Radio Relay
League, the international partners in the Space Station programme, and international amateur radio organizations.  ARISS offers an
opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers of the International
Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see how Amateur Radio can energize youngsters about science, technology, and

Further information can be found on the ARISS website http://www.rac.ca/ariss/ or by e-mailing Rosalie White, K1STO, k1sto@arrl.org.

Scott Lindsey-Stevens, N3ASA
ARISS Team Member

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