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ARISS Final Event Notice: Armstrong Middle School Contact Monday

The ARISS team is pleased to announce that the Armstrong Middle School in Flint, Michigan, contact has been rescheduled.  The
original event was to take place 12 January.  However, it had to be cancelled because of an air pressure drop issue in the station.

The new contact is scheduled to take place Monday, 1 March at approximately 17:10 UTC.  Please note, this will be a telebridge
contact out of Santa Rosa, California.  Therefore, listeners in the western portion of the United States are most likely to hear the
Station's responses to the students on the 145.80 MHz downlink.

Students will be asking the following questions:

1.  We recently heard on the news that their was a problem with the air pressure dropping.  What did you do about this situation and
is it still a concern?

2.  How and When did you become interested in being an astronaut?

3.  Please describe how it feels during take off and landing back on earth.

4.  While on the space station, what do you do in your free time?

5.  How is your food prepared and what did you have for dinner last night?

6.  Please describe what earth looks like from space.

7.  What important discoveries are you planning on making during this mission?

8.  What type of educational degrees are necessary to become an astronaut?

9.  What is the difference in the gravitational pull and how does this effect your body?

10.  How do you communicate with the other astronauts on the space station?  How do you communicate with mission control?

11.  How and where do you sleep?

12.  What is the purpose of the space station?

13.  What type of physical training do you go through before take off?

14.  How do you exercise while you are on the space station?

15.  How fast are you traveling while you are orbiting the earth?

16.  How long are you on the space station and how do you deal with being in such close quarters for such a long period of time?

17.  Please describe the inside of the space station.

18.  What is the temperature outside of the space station and how do you regulate the heat inside?

19.  How do you dispose of waste during your time on the space station?

20.  Who makes up the current crew on the space station and where are they from?

21.  Please describe a typical space walk.

22.  How long did it take for you to get from earth to the space station?

23.  How did you mentally prepare yourself before take off?

24.  What are the specific job titles of the crew of the space station?

Kearsley Community Schools is a suburban community of mostly middle class families located in Flint, Michigan.  Because there is no
city or town named Kearsley, the school district is the heart of the community. There is a strong sense of pride and security in
that many graduates return to Kearsley to raise their families.  The community has been traditionally supportive of the school
district.  The school population is becoming more diverse in that family structures are changing, and there is an influx of families
from neighboring urban districts.

Armstrong Middle School is a 6-8 building with approximately 950 students.  The school itself has a unique design in which the
students receive instruction within large circular open areas.  Each area is called a "Cluster" and contains three teachers and
approximately 90 sttudents.  There are eight clusters at the middle school and they surround our Learning Center.  The Learning
Center contains two computer labs and four additional instructional areas.  This structure facilitates team teaching and addresses
the needs of the developing adolescent.

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

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

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