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ARISS Event Notice Final -- Albany Hills State School, Brisbane, Australia 0749 UTC 4 May

International Space Station's Expedition 11 first ARISS school contact
will be with students at Albany Hills State School, Brisbane, Australia
on Wednesday, 4 May 2005. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 07:49 UTC.

This contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and NN1SS in
Greenbelt, Maryland USA, so it should be audible to anyone in the
Mid-Atlantic area of the United States and southern portions of Ontario
and Quebec Canada listening in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The
participants will conduct the conversation in English.

"Albany Hills State School in the Pine Rivers Shire near Brisbane,
Queensland, opened in 1979. It now has about 960 students from
Preschool to Year 7.  [S]tudents are well known for great results in
national and State science competitions and for being serious young
astronomers. "

"Astronomy and other space sciences are part of [the] school’s science
program and are very popular with students. Since 2000 [the school has]
had an after school Astronomy Club for Years 5 to 7 students who are
already space enthusiasts but want to learn how to use telescopes and
try to understand the universe."

***Audio should be available for this contact***
 Via EchoLink in the following conference rooms:
     AMSAT node 101377
     EDU_NET node 77992
     See EchoLink notes below
 Via IRLP Reflector REF9010 starting at 07:40 UTC
     See IRLP notes below
 Via the internet:
     URL: https://e-meetings.mci.com/

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

 1. How did your body react to the sudden change of diet and what types
of food do you miss most?
 2. Have you ever seen a solar eclipse from space or would this never
 3. What is the biggest danger during EVA?
 4. What are some of the daily jobs needing to be done on the ISS?
 5. What kind of tests do you have to go through to become an
 6. What do you like most about being in space?
 7. Are there any problems when you try to sleep on the space station?
 8. What are some of the different experiments you have on the space
 9. Which  planets other than Earth can you see clearly from the space
10. When you go into space, is there a sudden jolt or feeling when you
reach microgravity? What is it like?
11. What does it feel like to travel in a spaceship through the
12. Has the space station ever been hit by space junk or a meteoroid?
13. How long did it take from liftoff until you were in space?
14. How do they make spacesuits extra-strong?
15. How long do you exercise each day on the ISS to keep fit and is it
more than you’d do 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.

IRLP Notes
All future ARISS/IRLP distributed contacts will be hosted by the 9010
"Discovery" Reflector and be fed to its main channel (DTMF entry 9010).
In addition because of increased bandwidth that is avaliable to 9010
pre-registration is no longer required!

Simply join the reflector with the assigned DTMF input. Please ensure
that the connecting Node has its "timeout" timer disabled. This will
allow the Node to remain connected to the Reflector for the duration of
the contact.

Please contact Wayne Harasimovitch at ve1wph@rac.ca regarding any IRLP
questions. Thank you for your interest in this ARISS/IRLP distribution

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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