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ARISS Event Notice - Walton Central High School



The ARISS team is pleased to announce the next Expedition 9 school
contact. International Space Station astronaut Mike Fincke, KE5AIT,
will talk to students at Walton Central High School in New York on
Tuesday, 2 June. The contact is scheduled to begin about 1757 UTC or
1:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time.  The space station crew will be using
the callsign NA1SS, and the contact will be conducted in English.

This contact will be a telebridge with amateur station NN1SS in Silver
Spring, Maryland, just outside Washington, DC.  Interested parties in
that area are encouraged to listen in on the downlink frequency 145.80
MHz.

THIS CONTACT WILL ALSO BE STREAMED ON THE INTERNET.  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:

1.  How often does the space station's orbit need to be adjusted and
how do you accomplish this?

2.  How long does the average astronaut stay on the ISS?

3.  What technology would an astronaut (who is a US citizen) use in
order to vote in a Presidential election?

4.  What is it like sleeping in weightlessness?

5.  When did you discover that you wanted to be an astronaut and what
kind of education did you need to start the process?

6.  Do the solar collectors on the ISS generate enough power to run the
station?

7.  Is there an experience on Earth that comes close to the feeling of
taking off for space or landing from space?

8.  Does background radiation affect your equipment on the ISS, and if
so, how badly?

9.  Nate - Do you use chemistry at all on the space station, and if so,
what do you use it for?

10.  What type of experiments are you currently doing?

11.  How do you get news of current events and how does that news
affect you?

12.  What does your diet consist of?

13.  What kind of exercise regimen do you follow?

14.  Are the stars and planets easier to see from space?

15.  Has any astronaut ever considered having a pet on the ISS, and if
so, what pet?

16.  What kind of music do you listen to on the ISS?  Do the other
astronauts have different favorites?"

17.  Are all ISS astronauts trained to fly out of there in case of an
emergency?  What would you fly out of there in?

18.  Based on the technology you have on the ISS and the current
successes of the Mars rovers, do you think that colonization of the
moon is the next step?

19.  If given the choice would you rather live in space, like on the
moon or Mars, or would you rather live on Earth?

20.  Do you have free time on the ISS, and if so, what do you do with
it?

Walton Central High School is a rural school located at the foot of the
Catskill Mountains in Delaware County, NY.  The approximate number of
students in K-12 is 1200.

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 Walton Central High
Scool telebridge contact.  Remember that the listen only lines are not
connected to the conference until approximately 5 miuntes before rise
time which is 1757 UTC.  It is also recommended that you log in well
ahead of the scheduled contact.

 AUDIO STREAMING AND AUDIO REPLAY PARTICIPANT INFORMATION
 ========================================================
 To join the event:
 URL: https://e-meetings.mci.com
 CONFERENCE NUMBER:  6448964
 PASSCODE: SPACE STATIO


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