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Re: ARISS Notice -- Thursday Contact with Adelaide, Australia Station

If someone from Australia would be so kind as to put it on Echolink 
(muted or recieve only) the rest of us would be able to listen in.  L-)


On Tuesday, September 21, 2004, at 02:35 PM, Scott H. Stevens / N3ASA 

> The next contact between school students and the crew aboard the 
> International Space Station will take place Thursday, 23 September 
> 2004.  Students at Investigator Science and Technology Centre, 
> Adelaide, Australia will speak directly to astronaut Mike Fincke via 
> amateur radio beginning about 0913 UTC.
> Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS will be turned off prior 
> to the beginning of the contact.  It will be returned to service as 
> quickly as possible.
> "The Investigator Science and Technology Centre is a South Australian 
> not-for-profit centre committed to creating a passion for science, 
> technology and engineering among young people.  It began as an 
> exhibition-based public infotainment organization, but currently 
> focuses almost exclusively on delivering educational programs to 
> schools. The guest school for this contact is Kilburn Primary School 
> with an enrolment of approximately 130 students. About 20% of students 
> are Aboriginal and 25% are from non-English speaking backgrounds. 
> Literacy, Numeracy, ICT and Supportive School Environment are the 
> major focus areas.  Many students have significant learning needs. 
> Students speaking to the astronauts are in a Year 5/6 class and are 
> aged 10 to 11 years."
> The contact will be in English.  The ISS crew will use the NA1SS call 
> sign.  This contact is a telebridge via station WH6PN in Honolulu, 
> Hawaii.  The downlink will be on 145.80 MHz, and the ARISS team 
> welcomes everyone in the area to listen in on the contact.
> Students will ask Cmdr. Fincke the following questions:
> 1.  What experiments are you doing at the moment?
> 2.  Does the environment inside the ISS stay the same all the time?
> 3.  Are you able to go outside the ISS?
> 4.  What does the moon look like from the ISS?
> 5.  How much sleep do you get at a time?
> 6.  Where do you get food from and how do you eat it?
> 7.  How is the ISS powered?
> 8.  Where do you sleep in the ISS?
> 9.  What is the view of Earth like?
> 10. Does the lack of gravity make your free time more enjoyable?
> 11. How long have you been in space and when will you return to Earth?
> 12. How does the ISS stay on course?
> 13. Are you afraid being so far from Earth?
> 14. How do you manage to stay clean?
> 15. How much room is there inside the ISS?
> 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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