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ARISS Event -- Thursday 22 Sept at 16:08 UTC: Sanderson High School, Texas



The next International Space Station's Expedition 11 ARISS school
contact will be with students at the Sanderson High School in
Sanderson, Texas, USA on Thursday, 22 September 2005. The event is
scheduled to begin at approximately 16:08 UTC.

This contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and KD5HYB, so it
should be audible to anyone in the southwest United States and northern
portions of  Mexico listening in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The
participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.
"Sanderson is a very small community in the Chihuahuan Desert. Our
total school population, grades Pre-K through 12 is around 100
students. The space station contact has been and will continue to be
integrated into the math, science, English and art curriculums. All
students saw a video of the recent space walk and discussed it in their
science classes. In art class the elementary students drew posters
reflecting their knowledge of space. The middle school students
integrated both math and science when they built scale models of the
space station. The high school students wrote essays for English, and
will study orbits of planets and satellites in math and science
classes."

Students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:  
 1. How many astronauts are there?
 2. How do you go to the bathroom in space?
 3. How does it feel in zero gravity?
 4. Have you always wanted to go into space?
 5. How do you like being an astronaut?
 6. What type of exercise do you do to stay in shape?
 7. Does the weather change in space?
 8. How does living in space affect your emotional state of mind?
 9. How does gravity affect the body?
10. How would you describe the experience of re-entry?
11. How many astronauts stay on the space station?
12. What do you eat while you are in the space station?
13. How does Earth look from space during the day and at night?
14. How does the space station get its power?
15. How do you like it in space?
16. In space do you get to eat any type of sweets like candy or cake?
17. Can you see the Earth rotate?
18. What has been the most intriguing aspect of space for you?
19. What qualifications does your job require?
20. Is traveling in space like being in the army, since you never know
for sure when you'll be coming home?

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 STregaron High School Tregaron,
Ceredigion, Wales on 29 September 2005 at 11:28 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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