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ARISS Event -- World Expo, Japan Friday 2 Sept at 0945 UTC



The next International Space Station's Expedition 11 ARISS 
school contact will be with students at the 2005 World 
Expo in Aichi, Japan on Friday, 2 September 2005. The 
event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:45 UTC.

This contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and 
8N2AI, so it should be audible to anyone in Japan and 
nearby parts of Asia and the Pacific listening in on the 
145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are expected to 
conduct the conversation in English.

ARISS event organizers tell us "A special commemorative 
amateur radio station was established at the site of the 
World Expo 2005 by the Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL). 
This site is called Wanpaku treasure island. Children, 
full of wonder and curiosity, who play in this site will 
learn firsthand how to get tips on ways to live in the 
21st century. Various events are held in Wanpaku treasure 
island every day. Among these, the ARISS school contact is 
the biggest event."

"Our contact member consists of 21 students who come from 
not only local schools of Aichi prefecture, but also 
several county schools. One of our students come from 
Tokyo, about 400km far from this station. They are from 6 
to 15 years old. They are studying English conversation 
and about ISS."

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

1. After traveling to space, what was the most surprising 
thing?
2. Since there can't be any holes in a space suit, how do 
you put it on?
3. Can you see any environmental disruption of the Earth 
from space?
4. Do you clean inside the space station?
5. Would the strings of a violin vibrate in space?
6. What planet looks the biggest except for the Earth?
7. Do you feel the same sense of time in space as on 
Earth?
8. What would you do if you got sick in space?
9. Do you believe there is life on other planets?
10. Can you keep your balance while floating in space?
11. What did you dream of being when you were a child?
12. Does the moon always look round?
13. Which is easier to live on, the earth or in space?
14. Is there a computer on the space station?
15. What things do you recommend someone to take to space?
16. At what point did your body start floating after the 
shuttle launch?
17. What does the Earth look like from space?
18. What kind of space food do you like?
19. Do you use artificial gravity in the International 
Space Station?
20. Do the space foods differ among countries?
21. When the rocket is going up and if it ran out of fuel, 
what would you do?
22. How does living in a weightless environment compare to 
living on the Earth?
23. Can a bird fly in the space station?
24. Are you planning some experiments for the environment 
of the Earth?
25. How do you manage the trash on the space station?
26. What does the Great Wall of China look like from 
space?
27. Can you see the Northern Lights from space?
28. How light does your body become in space?
29. Is there water in space?
30. What planet would you like to visit?

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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