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ARISS Event -Two Days to DuBose Middle School Contact



The ARISS team is pleased to announce that the next school contact by
International Space Station (ISS) astronauts is scheduled to take place
Monday, 8 March 2004 at approximately 1426 UTC with students at DuBose
Middle School, Summerville,  South Carolina.

The school will contact the space station via an amateur radio
telebridge. The telebridge station is W6SRJ in Santa Rosa, CA. This is
the same station used last week, so listeners in the Western portion of
the United States should be able to hear the space station's responses
on the ISS downlink frequency is 145.80 MHz.  The Space Station will be
using the call NA1SS to contact the ground station W6SRJ.

This contact WILL be webcast.  Details on how to connect to the webcast
will be available with the Final Bulletin.

Some of the questions that students plan to ask the astronauts are:

*What natural and manmade features within South Carolina can you see
from the ISS?

*Does being in space effect your ability to wear a hearing aid, braces
or contact lenses?

*What type of training / education do you need to be an astronaut?
What subjects did you study?



The complete list of questions and webcast details will be published in
Sunday's final bulletin.

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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