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ARISS Event - DuBose Middle School Contact Tomorrow!



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.  To join the event:

Goto: https://e-meetings.mci.com
Click on "Join Events Audio Streaming"
CONFERENCE NUMBER: 2155361
PASSCODE: SPACE STATIO
You should arrive at: https://e-meetings.mci.com/emeet/awe/index.jsp




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?

We heard on the news that you had problems with the air pressure
system. How do you get and keep air in the Space Station?

Can you see eclipses in space?  Can you see non-Earth planets from the
ISS?

Is it dark in space?  Are the starts brighter that on earth?

If you could take only two (2) things with you into space what would
you take and why?

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

When you were in middle school did you think you would be an astronaut
some day?

What is your typical day like?

What do you do for fun on the ISS?  Can you watch TV, play video games,
etc. while in space?

What is you main mission?  Have you discovered anything new in space?

What is the most difficult thing to do in space?

What happens when you get sick in space?

How long did it take you to adapt to the environment of the ISS?

What would you say to someone who wanted to become an astronaut?

At what point in space do you start to float?

Do you think that one day, kids, our age, will be able to travel in
space with you?

How long do you usually stay in space?  Don't you miss your families?

How long have you been waiting to get on the ISS?

What do you think of President Bush's announcement that the US should
support manned missions back to the moon and on to Mars?  Do any of you
want to be on the next manned mission to the moon or the 1st manned
mission to Mars?

If it were possible in your lifetime, would you want to live in a space
colony?  Why or why not?

How often do you communicate with your families?

How is the food?  What did you have for dinner last night?

How do you feel during takeoff?  Scared?  Excited?

Who was the youngest astronaut to go into space and what was his/her
age?

What or who influenced you to become an astronaut?

How long ago did you get your amateur radio license and why did you get
it?

Would you recommend amateur radio as a hobby for kids my age?

Since Columbia, do you ever worry about the return trip home and what
could happen?

Does travel in space defy any of Newton's Laws of Motion and if so,
which ones?



The ARISS team would like to wish the schools and the astronauts the
best of luck on their contact.

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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