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ARISS Event -- School of Back (Bhac) Scotland contact Wednesday



The ARISS team is pleased to announce that the next school 
contact with the International Space Station astronauts 
will take place Wednesday, 17 March between the ISS crew 
and students at the School of Back (Bhac), Isle of Lewis, 
Scotland.

This contact will be streamed over the web.  Connection 
details will be available tomorrow.

Some of the questions students plan to ask include:
"What do you do if you are ill?"
"What do you eat and drink?"
"How will you get back to Earth safely?"


Further information including streaming parameters and 
student questions will be posted as it becomes available.


Please note, this NA1SS contact will be a telebridge 
contact via station WH6PN out of Honolulu, Hawai'i. 
 Therefore, listeners in the Pacific islands near the 50th 
state are most likely to hear astronaut responses to the 
students' questions on the 145.80 MHz downlink.

"Back School is situated on the Isle of Lewis in the 
Western Isles of Scotland.  It is a 5-14 school in that it 
caters for pupils from the age of 5 through to the end of 
their second year in Secondary education.  Its primary 
cohort has two streams, one taught through the medium of 
Gaelic and the other taught through the medium of English.
All the classes in the Secondary department are taught 
through the medium of English."


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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