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ARISS Event -- 29 September, Tregaron, Wales

The next International Space Station's Expedition 11 ARISS 
school contact will be with students at the Tregaron High 
School, Tregaron, Ceredigion, Wales, United Kingdom, on 
Thursday, 29 September 2005. The event is scheduled to 
begin at approximately 11:28 UTC.

This contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and 
GB4FUN, so it should be audible to anyone in areas near 
the United Kingdom listening in on the 145.80 MHz 
downlink. The participants are expected to conduct the 
conversation in English.
"Ysgol Uwchradd Tregaron is a mixed secondary school 
teaching pupils between the ages of 11  18 years. It is 
one of the smallest secondary schools in Wales having only 
340 pupils and 40 staff. The curriculum of the school is 
taught in a bilingual context (through the medium of Welsh 
or English). The school motto is Mewn Llafur mae elw which 
translates into English as In labour there is profit. 
There are nine feeder Primary Schools, which are: Bronant, 
Llanddewi Brefi, Llangeitho, Lledrod, Penuwch, 
Pontrhydfendigaid, Swyddffynnon, Tregaron and Ysbyty 
Students will ask as many of the following questions as 
time allows:
  1. What inspired you to become an astronaut?
  2. What do you like about being an astronaut?
  3. What is your favourite place on the Space Station?
  4. Did it take a while for you to adjust to zero 
  5. What do you study on the Space Station?
  6. How is the Space Station powered?
  7. What do you do if the Space Station loses power?
  8. Do you worry that something might go wrong?
  9. Have you ever been scared in Space?
10. What do you do if someone is injured?
11. What do you do for entertainment?
12. How do astronauts keep fit?
13. How do you select the tools for each mission?
14. Are the space suits comfortable?
15. Have you ever had any embarrassing moments in space?
16. How long does the oxygen supply last in the space 
suits? .
17. If you cry in space, what happens to the tears?
18. How many rooms does the Space Station have?
19. Do you have any books in space?
20. Have animals ever been born in space?

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 Princeton High 
School, Princeton, New Jersey on Wednesday, 5 October 2005 
at 16:58 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 

Thank you & 73,
Scott H. Stevens / N3ASA
ARISS Team Member
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