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ARISS Notice -- Habikino, Japan Contact Thursday

The ARISS team is pleased to announce that the next school 
contact with the International Space Station astronauts 
will take place Thursday, 29 July between the ISS crew and 
students at the Council on sound development for school 
children in Habikino, Japan. The contact is scheduled to 
begin about 1155 UTC.

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.  Thank you for your 

?This learning project is defined as an extracurricular 
activity in which children are aimed to experience 
practical learning and contact with the ISS. This program 
is organized by Council on sound development of 
schoolchildren in Habikino, supported by the Habikigaoka 
Elementary School, Japan Amateur Radio League and 
cosponsored by the Habikino Board of Education and Kyoiku 
Network for district of the Mineduka Senior High School. 
 With the assistance of these groups and schools, the 
program is organized and performed.?

The contact will be in either English, Japanese, or 
possibly both.  The ISS crew will use the NA1SS call sign 
and by Council on sound development of schoolchildren will 
use the 8N3ARISS call.  The downlink will be on 145.80 MHz 
and the ARISS team welcomes everyone in the area to listen 
in on the contact.

Further information including student questions will be 
included as they become available.

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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