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ARISS Event -- 17 March, St. Martins Luthern College, South Australia

The next International Space Station's Expedition 10 ARISS 
school contact will be with students at St. Martins 
Luthern College in Mt. Gambier, South Australia on 
Thursday, 17 March 2005. The event is scheduled to begin 
at approximately 10:24 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.

"St. Martins Lutheran College has 340 students from 
Reception to Year 9. It is situated in Mt. Gambier in the 
lower south east of South Australia. St. Martins offers a 
Christian education to students and prides itself in 
excellence at all levels."

***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 10:24 UTC
Via the internet:
     URL: https://e-meetings.mci.com/

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

-Where do you sleep in the space station?
-What do you eat for meals in the space station?
-How long does it take you to go around the world?
-Have you met the first astronauts that went to the moon?
-Is it possible for a baby to be born in space? What would 
be the difficulties?
-Did previous space missions or science fiction inspire 
you to become an astronaut?
-What is it like to be a part of NASA's great plans?
-What do you do about cleaning your clothes in space?
-What are the things you had to study to become an 
-What do you do if you have a disagreement with another 
-What can you see on earth from the space station?
-What is your favorite meal on the space station?
-Can you talk to your family from the space station?
-Can you see the planets from the space station?
-Can you light a fire in space?
-What do you do for recreation in space?
-What do you do to prepare for a trip in space?
-What is your greatest experience or memory of space?
-What do you do in the case of a blood nose in the space 
-Is there an age limit to being an astronaut?

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 

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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