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ARISS Event -- Pori, Finland School Contact Tuesday


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Thursday October 14th 2004, a Soyuz vehicule will leave 
Baïkonour for the Internation Space Station. Onboard will 
be ISS expedition crew 10: astronaut  Leroy Chiao and 
cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov. The third seat will be 
occupied by visiting crew member Yuri Shargin. 

We have an agreement with Energia, the Russian Space 
Agency, for two ARISS School Contacts to be performed by 
Yuri Shargin during his short stay onboard.

The first contact is scheduled Tuesday October 19th 2004 
at 07:13 UTC (09:13 local time) with the High school of 
Pori, Finland. This will be a direct radio contact and 
amateurs located in north eastern Europe will have the 
opportunity to listen to the downlink signals on 145.800 
MHz FM. 

Here are the questions prepared by the 15-19 years old 
1. What are your daily routines aboard the ISS? OVER

2. What personal belongings have you taken with you? OVER 

3. What do you do to have fun and relax? OVER 

4. Who is your leader now? Do you change leadership during 
the flight? OVER 

5. Can you keep in contact with you families while on the 

6. What have you been the most afraid of up there? OVER 

7. Do you like the food on the ISS? OVER

8. Do you think everyone should have a chance to visit the 

9. What were the last words you said to your family and 
friends before you left? OVER

10. What kind of experiments do you carry out there at the 
moment? OVER

11. What is the worst thing you've ever forgotten during 
mission? OVER

12. What qualifications do you have to meet to be taken 
aboard? OVER

13. What do you consider the greatest difference between 
your expectations and the reality of the mission? OVER

14. What will you miss about space when you return to 
earth? OVER

15. How has your view of life changed during your visit in 
space? OVER

16. How does your body react when you return to earth? 

17. How long have you known that you want to be a 
cosmonaut? OVER

18. How much does the zero gravity affect your ability to 
sleep? OVER

19. How long does it take to put a spacesuit on and are 
you able to do it by yourself? OVER

20. How does it feel to see the Earth from space? OVER

The second contact is scheduled Friday October 22th 2004 
at 08:38 UTC (10:38 local time) with the Science 
Exhibition, Hasselt, Belgium. We will circulate the 
questions of the Belgian schoolchildren in due time.

Gaston Bertels, ON4WF
ARISS Europe chairman


ARISS is an international educational outreach program 
with participation of amateur radio societies in the USA, 
Canada, Europe, Russia and Japan. 

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.ariss-eu.org/
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