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ARISS Event FINAL Notice -- Kingston Community School, Australia Friday, 10 September



The next school contact with the International Space 
Station astronauts will take place Friday, 10 September 
between the ISS crew and students at Kingston Community 
School Kingston SE, South Australia, Australia. The 
contact is scheduled to begin about 0752 UTC.

Please note, the cross-band repeat/packet station will be 
turned off prior to the beginning of the contact.  It will 
be returned to service as quickly as possible. 


"Since 1985, Kingston Community School has developed at 
Gall Park, on 40 hectares of land, in a park like setting. 
The school, although geographically isolated, is a modern 
complex, with excellent facilities.  They include a 
comprehensive array of buildings, agricultural land and 
sporting facilities, many of which are shared with the 
community.  Included in the building complex are: spacious 
well lit class rooms, a community library, full sized 
gymnasium, 4 squash courts, drama room, technology 
workshops, computing centre, business studies area, 
administration centre and TAFE Learning Centre.  The 
school recently has established an Aquaculture facility in 
a purpose built modern complex. "


The contact will be conducted in English.  The ISS crew 
will use the NA1SS call sign.  This contact will be a 
telebridge with NN1SS in Greenbelt, Maryland functioning 
as the uplink station.  The downlink will be on 145.80 MHz 
and the ARISS team welcomes everyone in the area to listen 
in on the contact.

1  Is it scary up in space?  
2  How fast is the average speed of the rocket? 
3  What do you sleep in? 
4  How do you go to the toilet?
5  How big is your space ship?
6  How many times have you been into space and is it 
exciting each time?
7  What does your family think about you doing this job?
8  Do you get homesick ? if so, can you contact home 
during your time in space?
9  What type of food do you eat and how do you eat it?
10  How do you clean yourself while in space?
11  Can you see the earth, pollution and weather patterns 
from up there?
12  Do you think that people will ever live on a different 
planet? 
13  How long did you have to train to become an astronaut 
and are you paid well? 
14  If all the children in the Kingston school shone a 
torch in the sky would you see it?
15  How does it feel to be weightless?
16  Where do you get air from and what happens if you run 
out?

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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