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ARISS Event - Hawthorne Brook Middle School Tuesday at 18:24 UTC



The next International Space Station's Expedition 12 ARISS school contact
will be with students at Hawthorne Brook Middle School in Townsend, MA, USA
on 29 November 2005. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 18:24
UTC. 

This contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and N1CSH.  It should be
audible to anyone in the northeast United States and southern portions of
Quebec and Ontario listening in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants
are expected to conduct the conversation in English.
 
Located in the northern portion of Massachusetts (Middlesex County),
Hawthorne Brooke Middle School has been serving the communities of Townsend
and Ashby since 1978. Its 610 students (grades 6, 7 & 8) and teachers
participate in an exciting "team" environment. In addition to the core
curriculum, classes are offered in art, music, health, physical education,
foreign language and computer technology as well as a variety of extra
curricular activities.

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

1. I'm going to be an astrobiologist when I grow up.  Are you doing any
experiments about life in space or on other planets?

2. Can the space station help identify natural disasters on earth before
they happen? 

3. Does food going down your throat feel different in a weightless
environment?  What about liquids? 

4. Knowing the risk of being in space, what makes you want to go back?

5. What would happen if an astronaut got seriously sick when up in space? 

6. Do you think that going to the space station will change your life or
your view of certain things?

7. Do you get scared when you liftoff into outer space?  If so, what do you
do to control your fears?  

8. Are sound waves different on the space station, for example radio, music,
musical instruments? 

9. What does it feel like to be 2 inches taller as soon as you get into
space? 
 
10. What's it like being in a space suit? 

11. What is a flame like in zero gravity?  

12. Where do you get the oxygen that you breathe on the space station?  

13. How do you navigate in outer space?

14. What part of your daily routine do you enjoy most ? 

15. If the space station moves over 17,000 mph than why does it look like
its going slow when we see it on television?  

16. When you're up in the space station, alone, looking out the window, what
is it that looks the most beautiful to you and how does it inspire you?

17. What do you do for fun on the International space Station?

18. Does the space station remain in one place or does it orbit around the
earth? 

19. Do colors on earth look the same from the space station?  

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 after that event. Information about the next scheduled ARISS
contact can be found at http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact.
Next planned event(s) :
Ralph McCall School in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada on Friday, 02 December 2005
at 17:59 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 program 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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