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ARISS Event Notice -- Bentley School, Oakland, CA on Monday 28 Feb.

Astronaut Leroy Chiao has chosen the next International 
Space Station's Expedition 10 ARISS school contact.  He 
will speak with students at Bentley School in Oakland, 
California on Monday, 28 February 2005. The event is 
scheduled to begin at approximately 16:47 UTC.

This contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS 
and WH6PN in Honolulu, Hawai'i, so it should be audible to 
anyone in the areas of the Pacific near the islands 
listening in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants 
will conduct the conversation in English.

"Since 1920 Bentley School has served a community of 
learners in the San Francisco Bay Area of California 
following the inspiration of its motto, Scire Disidero 'I 
desire to know.' Situated on its present K-8 site since 
1970, Bentley added an Upper School in nearby Lafayette in 
1998 and has gained a reputation as a leading K-12 school 
in the Bay Area. Long known for the depth and quality of 
its academic courses, Bentley has expanded its 
co-curricular program over the years to offer its current 
640 students experiences in music, the performing and 
visual arts, and athletics on par with the top independent 
schools in the Bay Area. It is clear that Bentley has 
become a highly selective school successfully serving a 
broad student population and one well regarded by colleges 
and universities."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 

**Contact audio should be available in the AMSAT 
conference room through EchoLink.**

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

  1. What is the maximum human capacity of the I.S.S.?

  2. There are 170 components on the space station. How 
heavy is the station with all of its components?

  3. How much spare time do you have and what do you do 
for entertainment during that time?

  4. The astronauts on the Gemini mission complained that 
the food was horrible. Many people think space food has 
improved greatly over the years. What's your favorite 

  5. How is the temperature in the space station 
controlled? Does it ever get too hot or too cold?

  6. We know that during the MIR years, cosmonauts threw 
trash overboard in bags. What do you think you can do now 
to prevent space from becoming as polluted as earth?

  7. There are no medical doctors on the space station, so 
what do you do if one of you gets injured or sick?

  8. We know good training is important, and you have to 
do things like swim three laps in a flight suit.   What is 
the hardest part about training?

  9. We read in a newspaper article that twice when 
astronauts went on space walks the space station tilted. 
Do you know why this is happening, or how it can be 

10. When you were working for Hexcel, what inspired you to 
become an astronaut?

11. Were you able to see the tsunami or its destruction? 
What did it look like from space?

12. What do you want to see in the future of space 

13. We saw in a video that you voted from space. How were 
you able to vote from space and get the signal back to 

14. How did you feel after your 5 hour 23 minute space 

15. Have there been any changes at the I.S.S. since you've 
been there that you can tell us about?

16. What is the most dangerous part of installing or 
repairing space components?

17. Have you figured out what the "gunk" you discovered on 
the vents was made out of?

18. We know that you get to do things like float around in 
zero gravity. Is that your favorite part about being in 
space? If not what is?

19. We read in a newspaper article that there was a huge 
trash pile in the space station. If you've already gotten 
rid of it how did you do it, if not what do you plan to do 
with it?

20. What do you do when you have an itch when you go on a 
space walk?

ARISS is an international educational outreach program 
partnering the participating space agencies, NASA, Russian 
Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA, with the AMSAT and 
IARU organizations from participating countries. 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 see, 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 (graciously hosted by 
the Radio Amateurs of Canada). Information about the next 
scheduled ARISS contact can be found at 
http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#Next Contact.Ý

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