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ARISS Notice -- Space Camp Turkey

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 Space Camp Turkey in Izmir, Turkey on Monday,
5 July. The contact is scheduled to begin about 0821 UTC.  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 WH6PN in Hawaii.
Interested parties in that area are encouraged to listen in on the
downlink frequency 145.80 MHz.

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

Questions that students will be asking include:

1. Does the lack of gravity affect your equilibrium?

2. Which experiment yielded the most unexpected results?

3. How is your food supply replenished?

4. What do your children think of you being gone for so long?  How
often do you communicate with your family?

5. What are your plans when you return from the space station?

6. What has been the highlight of your mission so far?

7. What has been your most spectacular view?

8. How do you avoid conflict with the other team members when living in
such close quarters?

9. What do you miss most about being on earth (other than your family)?

10. Looking back, is there something you would have done differently
when preparing for this mission?

11. How do you decide who does the routine housekeeping and maintenance

12. What experiences in your life motivated you to apply for the space
station program?

13. What do you do in your free time, or is all your time scheduled?

14. How much time do you spend talking and learning about each otherís
cultures and politics?

15. How is it determined what experiments will be carried out on the
space station?

16. Do you follow current events on earth, or do you avoid them in
order to remain focused on your job?

17. If given the chance, would you go on another mission to the space
station, or would you be content to stay at home?

18. You didn't launch in the way you had spent years training for, how
did you feel about your Russian ride? How much more training did you

19. It must be awfully quiet up there, what sounds/noises from Earth do
you miss the most?  Music?  Birds singing?  Your kids fighting? CNN 24
hours a day?

20. What were your first thoughts as you looked down at Earth the first
time?  How have they changed now that you have been up there a while?

This contact happens during Space Camp Turkey's Partner School Project
week, which will be held on July 4-10, 2004. The purpose of this event
is for students and teachers from Turkey and several other countries
including the U.S., Greece and Israel to meet in the neutral
environment of Space Camp Turkey. Students will be promoting friendship
and cooperation through space education. Approximately 120 students
between the ages of 12-16 years old will attend during this week.

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

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