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ARISS Event - King's School a Go for Wednesday



The ARISS team is pleased to announce that school contacts 
have resumed, and the next school contact by International 
Space Station (ISS) astronauts is scheduled to take place 
Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at approximately 1742 UTC with 
students at King's School in Canterbury, United Kingdom.

Students will talk directly to Cmdr. Mike Foale via amateur radio.
The space station side of the contact should be audible to listeners 
in the area of the United Kingdom on the ISS downlink frequency 145.80 
MHz.  The Space Station will be using the call NA1SS to 
contact King's School station GB4FUN.

The King's School, founded in 579 AD, is a co-ed boarding 
and day school for students 13-18 years of age. King's is 
closely following Mike Foale's time on the ISS.  For 
further information about the school, please visit
http://www.kings-school.co.uk/picofmoment/newpicofmoment.html

Proposed questions students will ask include:

"What do you see as the main benefits of sending manned 
	missions into space as well as unmanned probes?"

"Do you think that we are currently entering a crucial 
	phase for manned spaceflight?"

"Are you able to see the Northern Lights from space?"

Further information about the contact and the complete 
list of questions will be provided as they becomes available.


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 website http://www.rac.ca/ariss


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



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