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ARISS Event - Friday 8 April, Flory School, Moorpark, California USA



The next International Space Station's Expedition 10 ARISS school
contact will be with students at the Flory Academy in Moorpark,
California on Friday, 8 April  2005. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 18:12 UTC.

This contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and NN1SS in
Greenbelt, Maryland, so it should be audible to anyone in the eastern
areas of the United States and parts of southern Ontario and Quebec
listening in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants will conduct
the conversation in English.

"Flory Academy of Sciences, Math and Technology (FAST), is a K-5 Magnet
School in Moorpark, Ventura County, CA. Its current enrollment is 656
students. Flory Academy is a Magnet School of America, NASA Explorer
School, and California Distinguished School. The school's special
events, such as their NASA Nights and Math Festivals draw thousands
from the small community of Moorpark and neighboring communities."
Flory also has its own low frequency radio station, KFLR and own
weather station.

***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 the internet:
    URL: https://e-meetings.mci.com/
    CONFERENCE NUMBER: 5493180
    PASSCODE: SPACE STATIO

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

1. What subjects in school or experiences in life prepared you the most
for being an astronaut?
2. At what age did you become inspired to become an astronaut? What or
who was it that inspired you?
3. What is the purpose of the International Space Station?
4. Which countries contributed to the International Space Station?
5. Why do we want to explore space and why not leave some mysteries
stay mysteries?
6. How did you get the International Space Station into orbit?
7. How much time does it take to arrive at the space station?
8. What experiment are you working on at the present?
9. What is the most interesting feature on Earth from the
space station?
10. You perform repairs on the space station. How do you weld when you
are outside the ship?
11. If one of the astronauts was to break their arm, how would their
body react in space?
12. Have you ever seen something in space that you could not identify?
If so, what was it like?
13. What would happen if your suit ripped while you were outside the
ship?
14. How can astronauts use weightlessness to their advantage?
15. What weather conditions on Earth can you see? Tornadoes?
Snowstorms?
16. How do you stay healthy in space when you are weightless?
17. What is the most interesting thing you have seen while on the space
station?
18. How many gallons of water are you allowed to use each day?
19. How do you know when to go to bed and when to wake up?
20. When you sleep, are your dreams different in space than on Earth?
21. What new discoveries have you made on the space station that have
not been found here on Earth?
22. When in space, what do you miss the most from Earth, besides your
family?
23. How do you feel when you think about how you are helping to make
changes to the world's knowledge of science?
24. Is it possible to power a space shuttle with a nuclear power core?
25. How long does it take to recover when an astronaut gets out of the
space shuttle back on Earth?

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.

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. Thank
you for your understanding and cooperation.

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