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ARISS Event - Hermann Middle School, Wednesday at 1859 UTC



The next International Space Station's Expedition 12 ARISS school contact
will be with students at Hermann Middle School in Hermann, Missouri on
Wednesday, 16 November 2005. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 18:59 UTC. 

This contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and KC0JYV, so it should
be audible to anyone in central parts of the United States listening in on
the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are expected to conduct the
conversation in English.]
 
The students of 5th Grade Science at Hemann Middle School are working to
acquire knowledge and are intrigued about space.  The students have worked
to develop an understanding of the different planets and their individual
characteristics.  They have been working with simulations to incorporate
research techniques with pragmatic applications and problem solving skills.
The students have learned about tools used to explore planets and applicable
physical science principals to develop comprehension.  Finally, the students
have learned about the International Space Station, its inception, its
application, and its goal. 

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

1. How many space-walks have you done, how long were they, and what kind of
work did you do?
2. When you were in elementary school, did you dream of being an astronaut?
3. What courses in school were you good at and how did they help you to
become an astronaut?
4. How do you visit with your families while you are in space?
5. Is it difficult on your body to return to earth after being in space so
long?
6. Have you ever lost any tools in space, if so what tools and what did you
do about it?
7. Do people age the same in space?
8. What training do you have to have to become an astronaut?
9. Do you have an emergency plan to return to earth in case of an accident?
10. What does it feel like when you leave the earth's atmosphere?
11. How is the suit you wear during a space walk different from the one you
use during take-off?
12. Can astronauts land on and mine meteorites?
13. What kinds of foods do you eat in space?
14. Did you feel it to be an honor to be chosen before so many other
Americans to live on the Space Station?
15. How do you sleep in the Space Station?
16. Where do you get your oxygen?
17. What kinds of science do you study in space?
18. What types of things can you take with you to space?
19. How fast does your Space Station travel around the earth?
20. Can you see storms from where you are?

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. Information about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be found at
http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact.The next scheduled event is
with students at Takatsuki Education Center, Takatsuki, Osaka Japan on 17
November 2005 at 10:34 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). 

Thank you & 73, 
Kenneth - N5VHO
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