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ARISS Event -- 8 March, Rains High School, Emory, Texas



The next International Space Station's Expedition 10 ARISS
school contact will be with students at Rains High School
in Emory, Texas on Tuesday, 8 March 2005. The event is
scheduled to begin at approximately 14:10 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.

"Rains High School, a county school located in one of the
smallest counties in Texas, is comprised of mostly
low-income students who often do not get the opportunity
to participate in enriching programs. The opportunity to
talk with the astronauts on the International Space
Station will expose our students to a world that exists
beyond the boundaries of Rains County. The questions asked
of the astronauts and the ideas generated by the answers
will be used as jumping off points for further discussion
and research."

***Audio should be available for this contact***
Via EchoLink in the following conference rooms:
      AMSAT node 101377
      EDU_NET node 77992
      See further notes below
Via IRLP Reflector REF9307 starting at 14:00 UTC
      REGISTRATION REQUIRED (see below)
Via the internet:
      URL: https://e-meetings.mci.com/
      CONFERENCE NUMBER: 6037948
      PASSCODE: SPACE STATIO

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

   1. How would a baby's development in the womb differ if
the mother were in space?
   2. What do you think will be the greatest technological
advancement that will come out of the research you all are
doing now?
   3. How do you monitor your radiation exposure?
   4. How did you adjust to Newton's third law of motion
while in space?
   5. Since you have been in space so long, have you had
the opportunity to notice changes that have occurred on
the surface of the earth from your perspective?
   6. You have learned a lot of science, but what was the
one thing you did or experiment you performed, while in
space, that you remembered reading or studying about in
school, that made you say, "Wow, it really does work that
way"?
   7. Do you think people will be able to spend the rest of
their lives living on the space station?
   8. Could a sphere large enough to let a small fish swim
in it be formed in near gravity and could a fish actually
swim in it?
   9. What is the material used on the space station and
how safe is it from space debris?
10. Are there any lubricants on the space station and if
there are, how are they affected by weightlessness?
11. Have there been any new discoveries by researchers in
space concerning the Texas state molecule, The Bucky Ball,
C-60?
12. Are you allowed to carry person items and if so, is
there a rule on how much you can take?
13. Do you ever get to review the final results of the
experiments you help to conduct on the ISS?
14. What does it feel like when the shuttle takes off?
Does it hurt?
15. If you were to push a hot wheels car on a circular
loop in space in the space station, would it go forever
and maintain the same speed?

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.

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#NextContact.

IRLP Notes
Participation in this contact is limited to 20 connections
and requires pre-registration.
Please contact Wayne, VE1WPH, via e-mail at ve1wph@rac.ca
for pre-registration and connection instructions.

EchoLink Notes
The contact between the ISS and school lasts for about 15
minutes +/-. During this contact, we appreciate everyone's
patience and understanding. We must mute everyone except
Dieter, KX4Y to avoid inadvertent, interfering
transmissions into the conference room. Thanks for your
understanding and cooperation.

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