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ARISS Event -- 2 February; 1132 Air Training Corps Squadron, Norfolk, UK



The next ARISS contact by Expedition 10 aboard the 
International Space Station will be with the 1132 Air 
Training Corps Squadron from Stalham High School in 
Norfolk, England, UK  on Wednesday, 2 February 2005. The 
event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:54 UTC.

This contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and 
GB2ATC. It should be audible to anyone in the UK, Ireland, 
and parts of western Europe area listening in on the 
145.80 MHz downlink. The participants will conduct the 
conversation in English.

The 13 to 18 years old cadets of the Air Training Corps 
1132 Squadron attend Stalham High School, Norfolk England 
(20km NE of the city of Norwich). Besides the normal 
school agenda they study Aircraft principles of flight, 
Space flight, Radar, Radio communications VHF/UHF and HF 
both Military and Amateur Radio.

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.

Students will ask as many of the following questions as 
time allows:

  1. How did you celebrate new years eve?
  2. How do you sleep and when?
  3. Where you able to see the Tsunami disaster?
  4. Who inspired you to become an astronaut?
  5. Who were your roll models from space exploration?
  6. Which are the largest man made objects you can see?
  7. What is your favourite experience in space to date?
  8. Did you ever want to do anything other than be an 
astronaut?
  9. What do you eat in space and what does it taste like?
10. What is the biggest object you can see over Britain?
11. What type of drinks do you have aboard?
12. What is your favourite view from space?
13. What do you do in your spare time?
14. What tests are you doing at present?
15. What TV can you watch in space?
16. When are you due to arrive back on earth?
17. Would you like to visit another planet?
18. What time zone do you observe in space?
19. What is your height at the moment?
20. What speed are you travelling?

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.

Thank you & 73,
Scott H. Stevens / N3ASA
ARISS Team Member
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