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ARISS Notice -- Meizen High School, Japan Contact!



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 Meizen High 
School, Kurume-city, Fukuoka Japan on Tuesday, 13 July. 
The contact is scheduled to begin about 1031 UTC.  The 
space station crew will be using the callsign NA1SS and 
the school will be using the callsign 8N6A.  This may be a 
first for Expedition 9 as the contact may be conducted in 
Japanese or English.

This contact will be direct and all 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 possible.

Questions (the English version) that students will be 
asking include:

1. Do you have any particular change in your body there in 
space?

2. How is the constellation seen from space?

3. Do you sense the ISS moving very fast?

4. What was the most moving event after going to space?

5. Does the wind blow if you fan?

6. What is the most exciting experiment you want to do in 
space?

7. Do you enjoy soda drinks, and how ?

8. Can you see any environmental pollution from space?

9. How do you do with used water?

10 What do you want to talk about with your family when 
you come back to the earth?

11. What is the most comfortable position in the ISS?

12. Do you use eye drops and how do you use them?

13. Is there any air convection inside the ISS?

14. What is the message you want to convey most to the 
people on earth?

15. What happens if paper is exposed to water there in 
space?

16. What do you expect for the future space development?

17. What was it like to get out of Earth?s atmosphere?

18. How can you detect meteors in space?

19. Does living in space change your ideas on 
environmental issues ?

20. What was the most surprising thing you?ve seen which 
you haven?t seen on earth?

21. Can you see any of Earth?s natural phenomena from 
space?

22. What do you think of conflicts on the earth as an 
astronaut?

23. How do you deal with tiny dust?

24. What are the most impressive artificial things that 
you can see from space?

25. Have you had any good experiments which will be 
available to protect the earth?

26. What do you think is the most important thing to 
observe while living in space?

27. Were you a little nervous about changing your 
lifestyle?

28. What do you do to keep your spirits up there in space?

29. Is it possible to use pens in zero gravity?


The ARISS team extends best wishes to Mike, the ground 
crew, and all the students involved!


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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