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ARISS Event - Sanderson High School Thursday at 17:30UTC

The next International Space Station's Expedition 12 ARISS school contact
will be with students at the Sanderson High School in Sanderson, Texas, USA
on Thursday, 08 December 2005. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 17:30 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

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 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):
Mt Carmel High School, San Diego, CA, USA Thu 2005-12-15  15:42 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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