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ARISS Event Notice - Erie Planetarium



The ARISS team is pleased to announce Expedition 9ís first school
contact. International Space Station astronaut Mike Fincke, KE5AIT,
will talk to students at the Erie Planetarium in Erie, Pennsylvania on
Tuesday, 25 May. The contact is scheduled to begin about 1801 UTC or
2:01 Eastern Daylight Time.  The space station crew will be using the
callsign NA1SS.

This contact will be a telebridge with amateur station VK5ZAI in
Kingston SE, South Australia.  Interested parties in that area are
encouraged to listen in on the downlink frequency 145.80 MHz.

THIS CONTACT WILL ALSO BE STREAMED.  DETAILS APPEAR AT THE END OF THIS
E-MAIL.

Please note, the packet station will be turned off prior to the
beginning of the contact.  It will be returned to service as quickly as
possible.

Questions that students will be asking include:

- What time zone do you officially use to let you know when to eat,
sleep and work?

- Do you have a tv.  And a room to play and do fun things?

- How do you like to be weightless?

- How do you steer the Space Station?

- What is the worst problem you have encountered so far up in space?

- Do the stars look different in space?

- Can you see lightning in space?

- Have you ever been out of the space station?

- What inspired you to become an astronaut?

- Were you scared when you first went up to space?

- How do you wash clothes in space?

- How do you take baths in Space?

- How lonely do you get in space?

- How long will it take to build the Station?

- How do you steer the Station?

- How big is the Space Station?

- How long does re-entry back to Earth take & how do you re-orient
yourself?

- Is there a place on the station that you can go to be alone if you
get frustrated with the other astronaut?

- What does the Great Wall of China Look like from space?

- Is there such a thing as gravity shoes?

- What is your favorite part of being an astronaut?

- How fast does the rocket travel when you go up into space?

- Do you have a stove sink or microwave?

- Is it cold or hot on the station?


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 crewmembers 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 H. Stevens / N3ASA
ARISS Team Member


Below is the Participant Access Information for the Erie telebridge
contact.  Remember that the listen only lines are not connected to the
conference until approximately 5 miuntes before rise time which is 1801
UTC.

PARTICIPANT ACCESS INFORMATION
 ==========================================
 Please join me on MAY-25-2004  (Tuesday) at 12:30 PM CENTRAL TIME.
 Access information is below.

 AUDIO STREAMING INFORMATION
 ========================================================
 To join the event:
 URL: https://e-meetings.mci.com
 CONFERENCE NUMBER:  6147025
 PASSCODE: SPACE STATIO


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