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Good sigs from ISS sked



The signal from ISS during todays school sked
was very strong.  The children asked some
good questions and the answers were just as good.

My temp station consisted of a old tri-band scanner
recieving antenna, Inside an attic.


--- "Scott  H. Stevens / N3ASA" <n3asa@amsat.org>
wrote:

> The next International Space Station's Expedition 11
> ARISS 
> school contact will be with students at the Matthew
> J. 
> Kuss Middle School in Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
> on 
> Friday, 16 September 2005. The event is scheduled to
> begin 
> at approximately 18:27 UTC.
> 
> This contact will be direct between stations NA1SS
> and 
> W1ACT, so it should be audible to anyone in the
> northeast 
> United States and southern portions of  Ontario and
> Quebec 
> listening in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The
> participants 
> are expected to conduct the conversation in English.
> 
> "Matthew J. Kuss is an urban middle school located
> in Fall 
> River, MA. The school has a population of six
> hundred 
> sixth through eighth grade students. Seventy percent
> of 
> the population is low income. The staff consists of
> 80 
> teachers and paraprofessionals. A new principal,
> Nancy 
> Mullen, has just been appointed to lead the school.
> Kuss 
> was named one of the fifty original NASA Explorer
> Schools 
> in 2003. As part of the NASA Explorer School
> program, Kuss 
> started a HAM radio club with the support of The
> Bristol 
> County Repeaters Association, the local HAM radio
> club. 
> Four students and two staff members have received
> their 
> HAM Radio licenses. Other NASA Explorer school
> programs 
> include the GLOBE project in which students collect 
> environmental data and the Sun-Earth Connection
> program, 
> Radio Jove, in which students collect and track
> solar 
> storm data. Students have also participated in NASA 
> E-Mission simulations and distance learning events
> with 
> NASA scientists. In 2004, grade 8 students had an 
> experiment launched in a sub-sem rocket at Wallops
> Island, 
> Virginia."
> 
> Students will ask as many of the following questions
> as 
> time allows:
> 
> 1. How did you feel the first time you looked at the
> Earth 
> from space?
> 2. How does zero gravity affect your body?
> 3. Did you get your amateur radio license because
> you 
> wanted to or because your career required you to get
> it?
> 4. How long does it take your body to get use to
> micro 
> gravity in space?
> 5. In your free time what do you do for enjoyment on
> the 
> ISS?
> 6. Do you enjoy using amateur radio?
> 7. What amateur radio equipment does the ISS have on
> 
> board?
> 8. What made you decide to be an astronaut?
> 9. How much longer will it take to complete the ISS?
> 10. Can you see weather changes on the Earth as
> viewed 
> from the ISS?
> 11. What do you miss most about Earth?
> 12. How do you mentally and Physically prepare for
> going 
> into space?
> 13. Do you think a person with special needs could
> ever 
> work on the ISS?
> 14. What would you do if you ever encountered an 
> extraterrestrial during a space walk?
> 15. When you were in middle school did you ever
> think you 
> would be an astronaut?
> 16. What position do you sleep in? Is it difficult
> to 
> adjust to sleeping like this?
> 17. When the moon, planet, or any other object
> blocks the 
> sun, does that affect the amount of power you have,
> or the 
> amount you can use?
> 18. Was being and astronaut your first choice for a 
> career?
> 19. What kinds of experiments have you been working
> on?
> 20. Was it difficult learning how to move around in
> space?
> 21. What fields of science are you most interested
> in?
> 22. Does the Earth's weather affect the ISS in
> anyway?
> 23. What do you like most about being an ISS crew
> member?
> 24. Do you have any plans to upgrade your amateur
> radio 
> license to general or extra?
> 
> 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.
> 
> Upcoming ARISS events  can be found at 
>  http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/arissnews.txt
>   The 
> next scheduled event is with students at Sanderson
> High 
> School, Sanderson, Texas on 22 September 2005 at
> 16:08 
> UTC.
> 
> 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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