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Re: H.S.STUDENTS WILL TALK WITH ISS CREW



This is via NASA not ARISS.
73,
Charlie Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS mentors
 
In a message dated 11/11/2005 12:53:34 PM Central Standard Time,  
farmer.aj@gmail.com writes:

Is this  contact using the ARISS equipment or NASA comms?

If ARISS, I'd like to  alert our local club that the contact can be
monitored on 145.800 since  we're right here in MD.

Thanks!

--
A.J. Farmer,  AJ3U
http://www.aj3u.com


---------- Forwarded message  ----------
From: ARTHUR Z. ROWE <N1ORC@surfgate.net>
Date: Nov 11,  2005 5:36 AM
Subject: [sarex] H.S.STUDENTS WILL TALK WITH ISS CREW
To:  sarex@amsat.org


SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C  #31468

>November 10, 2005
>
>Elvia H.  Thompson
>Headquarters, Washington
>(202)  358-1696
>
>Jane Glickman or Stephanie Babyak
>U.S.  Department of Education, Washington
>(202) 401-1576
>
>Joan  K. Ozdogan
>Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology,  Alexandria, Va.
>(703) 750-8317
>
>
>HIGH SCHOOL  STUDENTS TALK LIVE WITH SPACE STATION CREW
>
>In recognition of  International Education Week, International Space
>Station crewmembers  William S. McArthur, Jr., and Valery I. Tokarev
>will speak to students  during a live television event at Thomas
>Jefferson High School for  Science and Technology (TJHSST), 6560
>Braddock Road, Alexandria, Va.,  on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
>
>NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale and  U.S. Secretary of Education
>Margaret Spellings will participate in the  live downlink from
>Expedition 12, which begins at 9:30 a.m. EST. Media  representatives
>are invited to attend.
>
>International  Education Week, Nov. 14-18, is a joint initiative of the
>U.S.  Departments of Education and State. This year, the theme  is
>International Education: Improving Student Achievement Around  the
>World. Established in 1895, TJHSST is dedicated to excellence  in
>science, mathematics, and technology education. The school  serves
>nearly 1800 students from six Northern Virginia school districts  and
>has a strong foreign language program. Three of the questions  posed
>to the space station crew by the students will be in  Russian.
>
>The event will be broadcast live on NASA-TV and  Fairfax County Public
>Schools Red Apple 21 to all TJHSST students and  to students in 240
>Northern Virginia schools as well as more than  250,000 home viewers.
>Fairfax County Public Schools/Fairfax Networks is  also providing
>direct access to the program via satellite to interested  school
>systems across the country. Students around the world will be  able to
>watch the downlink via NASA's website.
>
>NASA TV's  Public, Education and Media channels are available on an
>MPEG-2 digital  C-band signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72
>degrees west  longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical
>polarization. In Alaska  and Hawaii, they're on AMC-7 at 137 degrees
>west longitude, transponder  18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal
>polarization. A Digital Video Broadcast  compliant Integrated Receiver
>Decoder is required for  reception.
>
>NASA's Teaching From Space Office coordinates  downlinks for the
>agency. The office is part of NASA's education  programs designed to
>inspire the next generation of leaders and  explorers, and engage them
>through the Vision for  Exploration.
>
>News media representatives who wish to cover this  event and a media
>availability following the downlink with Deputy  Administrator Dale,
>Secretary Spellings, Fairfax County Public Schools  Superintendent
>Jack Dale, and TJHSST Principal Elizabeth V. Lodal, must  be in place
>no later than 9 a.m. EST
>
>For more  information about NASA's programs on the Internet,  visit:
>
>http://www.nasa.gov/home
>
>For more  information about International Education Week on the
>Internet,  visit:
>
>http://www.iew.state.gov/statements/sec_education.htm/
>
>
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