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ARISS Event Final Notice - Glenwood Elementary School Tomorrow



The ARISS team would like to announce that the next 
contact by International Space Station (ISS) astronauts is 
scheduled to take place next Friday, February 20, 2004 at 
approximately 1830 UTC with students at Glenwood 
Elementary School in Perrysburg, Ohio in the United 
States.

The connection will be via amateur radio with the space 
station side of the contact possibly audible to listeners 
in parts of the mid-West and mid-Atlantic regions of the 
U.S. s well as areas of southern Canada around the Lake 
Erie such as Windsor n the ISS downlink frequency 145.80 
MHz.  The Space Station will be using the call NA1SS to 
contact station WA8CWD.

Glenwood Elementary has an enrollment of 485 students in 
grades K 
through 6.  It is located in a suburb of Toledo, Ohio, and 
has a high percentage of students who qualify for state 
and federal funded programs.  Consequently, the school 
works to provide many creative learning experiences to 
help its students progress.  Glenwood started its study of 
space with a school-wide Space Day in 1995, and the study 
has grown significantly each year.  In addition to many 
space-related assemblies, grades three and six study space 
in depth for a month.  The older children have launched 
rockets, while the younger students design planes and fly 
kites.  These students also have participated in a 
videoconference with NASA personnel in Houston so they 
could see the ISS and the NBL.  Speakers from Glenn 
Research Center have talked to the entire student body. 
 Students have done some of the same experiments in the 
classroom while Dr. Thomas was carrying them out on the 
space shuttle.

Questions the students will be asking include:

- How do you communicate when both of you speak different 
languages?
- How often do you get to talk to your family?
- What are some of the experiments you are working on?
- What have we learned from some of the past experiments?
- Are you worried about going into space?
- Do you get bored being in the same place for so long? 
 What do you do in space to have fun?
- What kinds of food do you get to eat in space?  Do they 
taste good?
- Why did you become a cosmonaut and what kind of training 
did you have to complete?
- What kind of training did you do to become an astronaut?
- What do each of you like most about your job?
- What is the most difficult thing about your job?
- How long does it take to get ready to go into space?
- Who inspired you to become an astronaut?
- What is it like being weightless?  Is it hard to sleep 
in space?
- Was it hard to adapt to no gravity in space?
- When you are on the space station, what does space look 
like?  Is it different than what it looks like from earth?
- What stands out when you look at the earth?  Can you 
really see the Great Wall of China?
- Is it hard to sleep in space?
- Do you lose any weight while you are in space?
- How old were you when you became an astronaut?
- What is the most important thing you would like us to 
tell others about the space program?
- Do you think they will find any form of life on Mars?
- What was it like when you blasted off on the rockets?
- How do you know which way to go in space?


Please be aware that the packet system will be inoperable 
during a school contact.  However, it should be available 
soon afterward.


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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