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ARISS Event -- Tuesday 0736 UTC Schulhaus Feld 1, Richterswil, Switzerland!

The next International Space Station's Expedition 10 ARISS school
contact will be with students at Schulhaus Feld 1, Richterswil CH-8805,
Switzerland on Tuesday, 19 April  2005. The event is scheduled to begin
at approximately 07:36 UTC.

This contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and HB9IRM, so it
should be audible to anyone in most of central Europe listening in on
the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants will conduct the conversation
in English.

Richterswil is a small town in the Zurich area. The school has about
200 students who are between 7 and 13 years old (grade 1 to 6). In
science, 4th graders learned about space and the solar system some time
ago. The students now are extremely excited to have the opportunity to
talk to a real astronaut and ask what they’ve always wanted to know.

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

 1. How many crew- members are there on board the ISS? How long have
you already been there?
 2. At how many kilometers per hour is the ISS orbiting the earth?
 3. Will any more modules be added to the ISS in near future?
 4. What is it like to live in zero- gravity? Do you like it?
 5. Can you see the Alps from space?
 6. How can you go to the toilet and take a shower in space?
 7. What time zone does the ISS belong to?
 8. Have you always wanted to be an astronaut? What kind of education
is needed for this profession?
 9. Do you have the possibility to exercise?
10. Where do you get water, oxygen and electricity from?
11. Can you see planes from up there?
12. How do you wash your dirty clothing?
13. What are you doing when you’re not talking to students on earth?
14. Do you like living in space or do you miss earth?
15. What is the view into space like? Can you see the milky- way?
16. Do you sleep in beds?
17. What do you do in your spare time?
18. What’s the distance to earth?
19. Are you afraid of a collision with a meteorite?
20. What was your greatest experience in space?

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.

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