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ARISS Final Notice -- Sorel-Tracy, Quebec Contact Tuesday



The next contact between school students and the crew 
aboard the International Space Station will take place 
Tuesday, 30 November 2004. Students at Ecole secondaire 
Fernand-Lefebvre, Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada will speak 
directly to the space station crew via amateur radio 
beginning about 1617 UTC.

The Ecole secondaire Fernand-Lefebvre is situated in the 
Sorel sector of the newly merged town of Sorel-Tracy (year 
2000). It is a Secondary school (grade 7 to 11) for boys 
and girls and accepts near 2000 students a year. The 
building was erected in 1966-69 on the grounds of the old 
"Classical College of Sorel" and the school opened its 
doors first in September 1969.

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 contact will be in English. The ISS crew will use the 
NA1SS call sign. This contact is direct to station VE2DWE. 
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. When you move in zero gravity, what do you feel?

2. How long did you train before going into space?

3. What is the hardest thing to do in zero gravity?

4. Sometimes, do you just watch the earth light at night?

5. Is it long to put on your space suit?

6. What surprised you the most when you went into space 
the first time?

7. What do you do in your free time?

8. What type of food do you eat?

9. Will you go outside of the station on your mission?

10. Is it difficult to swallow in zero gravity?

11. Did you see many shooting stars?

12. Do you miss your family?
  
13. Can you see the hole in the ozone layer over 
Antarctica?
  
14. Is there a day and a night in space?

15. Where do you sleep?

16. Do you see some of the other planets?

17. Does North America change color in winter because of 
the snow?
  
18. What are you thinking about when you see the infinity 
of the universe?

19. Do you clean the interior of the station?
  
20. Is it difficult to pilot a space shuttle?
  
21. Can you see the shadow of the moon on the earth?

22. What kind of exercises do you do to stay in shape?
  
23. What is your job on this mission?

24. Do you recycle the air in the station?


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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