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ARISS FINAL Notice -- Habikino, Japan Contact TODAY!



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 patience.

Student will ask the following questions:
1.  How many laps does the Space Station go around the earth?
2.  Is the Space Station big enough?
3.  How do you see Japan from the Space Station?
4.  Is the view that you see from the Space Station beautiful?
5.  Can you get your hair cut in the Space Station?
6.  How convenient is it to be able to float in the Space Station?
7.  Is a space suit heavy?
8.  What was your impression when you saw the earth with no border?
9.  How do you feel about floating in the space?
10. How big is the Space Station?
11. How did you feel when you saw the mother earth for the first time?
12. Can you eat fresh vegetables in the Space Station?
13. What should we study to be an astronaut?
14. What is the favorite thing to do in the space?
15. How is typhoon seen from the Space Station?
16. What would you do if you get injured?
17. How young can you be an astronaut?
18. What is the primary mission in the Space Station?
19. Can we take a space trip some day?
20. What made you be an astronaut?
21. Don't you feel sick staying in the Space Station for many days?
22. How long does it take to get to the Space Station from the earth?
23. Aren't you bored of being in the Space Station for many days?
24. How do you receive radio wave for communication?
25. Which standard time do you use in the space?

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.

"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."

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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