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ARISS Event - Peterson Elementary, Monday (Jan 09) at 16:39 UT C

The next International Space Station's Expedition 12 ARISS school contact
will be with students at Peterson Elementary in Red Springs, North Carolina,
USA on Monday, 09 January 2006. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 16:39 UTC.

This contact will be telebridged between stations NA1SS and VK5ZAI in
Australia. It should be audible to anyone in the Southeastern portions of
Australia listening in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. Audio will also be
provided via the following sources:
IRLP -  Connect to the IRLP reflector 9010.  
You may also connect via the IRLP Discovery website at
EchoLink - Please give the EDU_NET server your preference over the AMSAT
server for your connection. (This will keep the load light on the AMSAT
server, assuring us of better audio quality all around.)
To join the event:
URL: https://e-meetings.mci.com

To access the Audio Replay of this call, all parties can:
1. Go to the URL listed above.
2. Choose Audio Streaming under Join Events.
3. Enter the conference number and pass code.  (Note that if this is a
recurring event, multiple dates may be listed.) Replays are available for 30
days after the live event.
***NASA-TV may air portions of the audio during their normal live broadcast
if programming content allows. NASA-TV is available via the web at

The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.

Peterson Elementary School has approximately 654 students.  Ninety percent
of these students are on free or reduced lunch.  The student population is
diverse: 32% are American Indian, 35% are Afro-American, 19% are
Hispanic/Latino, 10% are Caucasian, and 4 % are Multi-Racial.  The School is
located in Robeson County, a rural farming area. 
Students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows: 
1.  How much does your astronaut suit and equipment weigh?
2.  How does it feel in zero gravity?
3.  How long did you study to become an astronaut?
4.  How do you go to the bathroom in space?
5.  What is the International Space Station?
6.  How would you describe a shuttle take-off?
7.  Does the weather change in space?
8.  What is a space walk like?
9.  What does a mission commander do?
10. How do you tell time in space?
11. What do you eat while you are in the space station?
12. How does Earth look from space during the day and night?
13. How do you spend your free time?
14. How do you brush your teeth in space?
15. Do germs live in space?
16. Can you see the Earth rotate?
17. What has been the best part of your trip?
18. How fast do you travel in space?
19. What have you learned so far during this trip?
20. What qualifications does your job require?

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):
St. Albert the Great School, North Royalton, Ohio,  USA Wed 2006-01-11 18:11

 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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