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ISS link with John Baldwin School



The telebridge linkup between the ISS and the John Baldwin Elementary 
School in Danville, CA. went without a hitch despite a low pass of only 
17 deg. The linkup took place on Thurs Jan. 13 at 18:28 UTC and was 
telebridged through VK5ZAI  in Kingston SE , Sth Australia.
The contact was moderated by Will Marchant, KC6ROL
The students were well prepared with interesting questions and Commander 
Leroy Chiao answered most before the ISS passed below the horizon.
Commander Chiao requested this contact with students at John Baldwin 
School in Danville,California as it was his old school.

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. 
Information about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be found at 
http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#Next Contact.

Regards Tony  VK5ZAI
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