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N.Y. STUDENTS CALL ISS CREW - NOT ON RADIO



Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

NASANews@hq.nasa.gov wrote:

>Dwayne Brown/Renee Juhans
>Headquarters, Washington                           January 5, 2005
>(Phone: 202/358-1726/1712)
>
>
>
>NEW YORK STUDENTS CALL SPACE STATION CREW
>
>     Students in Schenectady, N.Y., begin the New Year with a special long 
>distance phone call. They are calling Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight 
>Engineer Salizhan Sharipov of the International Space Station 
>Expedition 10 crew.
>
>The event, including a video link with the crew, is Friday from 9:50 to 
>10:10 a.m. EST. Students from Central Park Middle School will chat with 
>the crew and learn about the vital role the Station plays in the Vision 
>for Space Exploration. The Schenectady School District will broadcast 
>the event throughout the area to enable students from other schools to 
>view the call live. 
>
>This activity supports NASA's efforts to encourage students to study 
>and possibly pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and 
>mathematics. The video calls enhance education opportunities that use 
>the unique environment of human space flight. They are an integral part 
>of NASA's Teaching from Space Program, which builds partnerships with 
>the education community.
>
>The downlink airs live on the Web and on NASA TV, available in the 
>continental U.S. on AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, at 72 degrees west 
>longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and 
>audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. In Alaska and Hawaii, NASA TV is 
>available on AMC-7, Transponder 18C, C-Band, at 137 degrees west 
>longitude. The frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and 
>audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.
>
>For NASA TV information and schedules on the Internet, visit:
>
>http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
>
>For information about NASA's education programs on the Internet, visit:
>
>http://education.nasa.gov/
>
>-e
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