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ARISS Event & Web Event - King's School Wednesday, Listen Live!

Not only is the ARISS team pleased to announce that school 
contacts have resumed, the next contact will be webcast 
live barring technical difficulties.

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

The URL to listen in on the webcast is 
This address must be keyed into Real Networks' RealPlayer. 
The webcast will be streaming in both 34kbps and 320kbps 
rates beginning just a few minutes before the contact is 
scheduled to take place.

Proposed questions students will ask include (in order):

1. Is the training you receive an accurate 
simulation of what it is really like in space?

2. What adjustments do you have to make between 
daily life in space and on earth?

3. Do everyday things like electric toothbrushes, 
shavers and ink pens work in space, or do they have to be specially designed?

4. Given that you are a role model for pupils at 
Kings, is there any advice that you would like to pass on from your 

5. What manner of routine maintenance and navigational 
tasks do you need to perform on board the ISS?

6. Do you have any spacewalks planned for this 
mission, and if so, what activities will you be performing?

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

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

9. Are there any experiments being carried out on 
the ISS at the moment that you find particularly interesting?

10. Are you able to see the Northern Lights from space?

11. When you have some free time, do you prefer to 
look down on the Earth or up at the stars?

12. If you daydream in space, what does it tend to be about?

13. Can you see signs of natural disasters on Earth from the ISS 
and do you feel detached from such events when you hear 
about them on the news?

14. Has the Columbia disaster affected your 
feelings about going into space?

15. Given the current situation with the shuttle, 
do you think that the space station will ever be completed?

16. What do you see yourself doing in 
the future when you stop being an astronaut?

17. If you could take your family into space, what 
would be the first thing that you would show them?

18. When you go into space, do you take a lucky 
charm with you?

19. What have been your favourite and least 
favourite moments in space?

20. What do you believe are the prospects for 
future manned missions to the Moon and Mars?

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 

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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