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ARISS Event -- Monday 27 June, Mayborn Museum



International Space Station Expedition 11's ninth ARISS 
school contact will be with students at Mayborn Museum at 
Baylor University, Waco, Texas, United States on Monday, 
27 June 2005. The event is scheduled to begin at 
approximately 16:05 UTC.

The Mayborn Museum Complex combines a Natural History 
museum, a discovery center with 16 hands-on, interactive 
rooms (including communications and transportation) and an 
authentic 1890's village.

This contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS 
and WH6PN. It should be audible to anyone in the Pacific 
Ocean area around the Hawai'ian islands listening in on 
the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants will conduct the 
conversation in English.

***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 16:00 UTC
      See IRLP notes below
  Via the internet:
      URL: https://e-meetings.mci.com/
      CONFERENCE NUMBER: 8747030
      PASSCODE: SPACE STATIO

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.

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

1.  Do you think the underwater training program prepared 
you for space?
2.  Do you get hot in the puffy suit?
3.  Do you work with the Hubble Vision and how far can it 
see?
4.  How many miles out in space are you from Texas?
5.  What kind of experiments do you do in space?
6.  What is your favorite space food?
7.  What happens when or if your equipment breaks in 
space?
8.  Why canít kids go to outer space?
9.  What do the moon and stars look like from the space 
station.
10.  How old were you when you decided to be an astronaut?
11.  How long did it take to get to the space station?
12.  What kind of sensation do you get when going into 
space?
13.  How do you talk to your family?
14.  Do you have to buckle up when you go to sleep?
15.  How large is the space station?
16.  How do you know which way is up and which way is 
down?
17.  Can you use a compass in space?
18.  If you know your job is dangerous, why do you do it?
19.  What does it feel like to be in outer space?
20.  What is the space station made of and how long will 
it last?
21.  What kind of job did you have before you became an 
astronaut?
22.  How long did it take to put the space station 
together?

IRLP Notes
All future ARISS/IRLP distributed contacts will be hosted 
by the 9010 "Discovery" Reflector 
http://www.discoveryreflector.ca/ 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 project.

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.

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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