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ARISS Event Notice -- Zurich International School Friday 10 June

International Space Station Expedition 11's sixth ARISS school contact
will be with students at the Zurich International School, Horgen,
Switzerland on Friday, 10 June 2005. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 09:10 UTC.

This contact will be direct  between stations NA1SS and HB9ZIS, the
school's amateur radio club. It should be audible to anyone in central
and southern Europe listening in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The
participants will conduct the conversation in English.

"The Zurich International School (ZIS) is a co-ed day school for
students from pre-school at age 3 to graduation at age 18. ZIS has more
than 900 students located at four separate campuses in the Zurich area.
The attendees come from countries around the world and come primarily
from expat families. [Staff and faculty] believe the fact that ZIS is a
truly international community reflects the philosophy of the ISS."

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

1. Have you seen any objects from previous space projects, and are they
2. How do you astronauts deal with the loneliness that you face in
3. What is the most important experiment on your mission?
4. Do you have Internet access on the ISS?
5. What is the hardest thing to do in space that is easy on Earth?
6. What happens if you get seriously ill and thereís no doctor?
7. How do you control the orbit of the space station?
8. Which planet would you like to visit and why?
9. Does the change of gravity affect your appetite?
10. How is the ISS protected against small particles such as dust from
11. Can you see any phenomena caused by cosmic radiation?
12. What sort of living organisms have you worked with in space?
13. What do you find the hardest thing about living in zero gravity?
14. How does your family deal with your travels?
15. Do cell phones work from space?
16. What do you astronauts miss most about Earth?
17. How much does the moonís gravity affect the space stationís orbit?
18. What kinds of experiments do you do in space that you canít do on
19. What is the first thing you plan on doing when you get back to
20. What has been your most interesting experiment you have done so

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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