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ARISS Final Notice -- Gdynia, Poland

The next contact between school students and the crew 
aboard the International Space Station will take place 
Wednesday, 6 October 2004.  Students at the Gdynia 
Maritime University (Akademia Morska w Gdyni), Gdynia, 
Poland will speak directly to the space station crew via 
amateur radio beginning about 1155 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 following parties will be participating in the ARISS 
contact session.
1. Students from Tricity high schools,
    a. A high school from Gdynia - Gdynskie Liceum 
    b. A 5th High Schools Group from Gdansk ? 5 Zespol 
Szkol Ponadpodstawowych, Nowy Port, Gdansk.

2. Students from Gdynia Maritime University  ? members of 

3. A Polish Astronautical Society representative."

"The students from the above mentioned high schools are 
participating in the interdisciplinary astronautics 
educational programme ZNEK carried out by Polish 
Astronautical Society.  In this year the second edition of 
this programme is going to the end."

"A contest to write most interesting questions for ISS 
astronauts was conducted among the high school students 
participating in ZNEK programe.  The winners of the 
contest will have the opportunity to ask the astronauts 
personally their questions."

The contact will be in English.  The ISS crew will use the 
NA1SS call sign.  This contact is direct to station SP2ZIE 
in Gdynia.  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 as many of the following questions as 
time allows:

1) What were the most interesting scientific experiments 
you have done on the ISS?

2) Is eating in space funny?

3) What do you think about tourists on the ISS?

4) Do you play games on Internet or on the ISS LAN?

5) Do you drink beer with foam in space?

6) Do you sometimes argue on the ISS?

7) Did you have any serious malfunctions?

8) Did you meet any unusual weather phenomena during your 
space trips?

9) Did you have to sacrifice something for an astronaut 

10) Where is better to live: on the Earth or on the ISS?

11) How does space look like from the ISS?

12) What are you doing in your free time?

13) Do you rest and sleep on the ISS as well as on the 

14) Are you talking with ships or vessels via radio?

15) Did you dream about the flight to MARS?

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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