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ARISS Event Notice -- L'école de la Source, Quebec, Canada 17 June

International Space Station Expedition 11's seventh ARISS school
contact will be with students at Ecole De la Source, Mascouche, Quebec,
Canada on Friday, 17 June 2005. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 13:34 UTC.

This contact will be direct  between stations NA1SS and VE2CRL. It
should be audible to anyone in southern Ontario & Quebec as well as
middle Atlantic and northeastern U.S. listening in on the 145.80 MHz
downlink. The participants will conduct the conversation in English.

"L’école de la Source is an elementary school founded in 1977. For the
past 28 years the school has welcomed an average of 700 students each
year, ranging from kindergarten to grade 6. The school is well rooted
in a residential area and can always count on the collaboration of the
community which it serves. Very early on l’école de la Source had taken
on a scientific vocation. In the mid 80’s, the school put an accent on
the development of the technologies of information. In the last 10
years the school has developed the arts of circus and theatre and has
built a solid reputation in these areas."

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

1. How long does it take to put on your space suit to go out of the
2. How can you have fresh air inside the ISS?
3. Could pregnant women go to space? Could it be dangerous for them?
4. If someone gets badly hurt, what can you do?
5. Do you feel trapped living in a restraining space? What do you do to
overcome this feeling?
6. What ever happens to all the trash and garbage you have inside the
7. What kind of food do you eat in space? Do you like it?
8. What do you do when you have free time?
9. What is the temperature outside the ISS?
10. Would it be possible for a fly or a bird to fly inside the ISS?
11. Do you often use the robot arm Canadarm?
12. How many people can live at the same time inside the ISS?
13. How far are you from the Earth?
14. From Earth, how long does it take to arrive at the ISS?
15. Could the ISS be hit by meteorites? Could you avoid them?
16. Do you have a lot of food and water? How long can you live on this
food and water?
17. How long does it take to go from one end to the other, inside the
18. How well do you see the Milky Way?
19. How can you wash yourself in space?
20. How do you sleep inside the ISS? Do you sleep for long periods of
time? Are you comfortable to sleep?
21. Do you sometimes feel disoriented when you perform a task inside or
outside the ISS?
22. Do you have to exercise every day? How long each time?
23. Do you get used to living without gravity?
24. How many times do you orbit around the Earth in 24 hours?
25. Can you change the path of the ISS?

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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