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ARISS Event Final Notice-- Challenger Learning Center at Prairie Aviation Museum on Monday

The ARISS team is pleased to announce that the next school contact with
the International Space Station astronauts will take place Monday, 16
August between the ISS crew and students at Challenger Learning Center
at Prairie Aviation Museum, Bloomington, Illinois, USA. The contact is
scheduled to begin approximately 1805 UTC.

Please note, all other amateur radio equipment 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.

"The Challenger Learning Center at Prairie Aviation Museum is a
not-for-profit educational organization offering an interactive
simulated space science experience for students, public and corporate
groups. Each of the over 50 centers world-wide are chartered through
the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, founded in
Alexandria, Virginia, in 1986 by the families of the seven astronauts
tragically lost during the STS 51-L Challenger space shuttle mission.
Through scheduled team missions, the Challenger Learning Center
promotes leadership, communications, problem-solving and critical
thinking skills while supporting our country's goals of improving
science, math and technology education. For this contact, [the museum
is] partnering with Central Illinois Radio Club (CIRC), a local amateur
radio club."

The contact will be in English.  The ISS crew will use the NA1SS call
sign and the Challenger Learning Center will use the call W9AML.  The
downlink will be on 145.80 MHz and the ARISS team welcomes everyone in
the area to listen in on the contact.

1.   What type of experiments are you working on in space?
2.   What do you do for fun in the International Space Station?
3.   Have you encountered any unexpected situations while in space?
4.   What does it feel like when you are leaving Earth and going into
5.   How long have you been living on the Space Station?
6.   What do you miss most on Earth that isnít available in space?
7.   Is it hard to do your job when everything is floating around?
8.   What is your favorite meal in space?
9.   Why is the International Space Station important?
10.  What is it like to sleep while you are weightless?
11.  What tools do you use in the Space Station?
12.  What is your favorite thing about being in space, and why?
13.  What is the most dangerous thing about being on the Space Station?
14.  What is it like to live in space for an extended period of time?
15.  Do you ever have to perform a spacewalk?
16.  What kind of training did you go through to be an astronaut?
17.  What language do you speak aboard the Space Station?
20.  When will you be returning to Earth?

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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