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ARISS Event - Albert the Great School, Wed (Jan 11) at 18:11 U TC

An International Space Station's Expedition 12 ARISS school contact has been
planned with students at Albert the Great School in North Royalton, Ohio,
USA, on Wednesday, 11 January 2006. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 18:11 UTC.

This contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and NA8SA, so it should
be audible to anyone in Eastern portions of N. America listening in on the
145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are expected to conduct the
conversation in English. 

St. Albert the Great School, a 2003 No Child Left Behind School of
Excellence and a 2000-2001 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, is a fully
accredited Roman Catholic K-8 elementary school in North Royalton, Ohio.
One of the largest elementary schools in the Cleveland Catholic Diocese, the
school's mission is to work with families to educate each child to know and
live the Catholic faith and to continue life-long learning. The population
is generally comprised of students whose families are members of the Saint
Albert the Great Parish.  Our students represent over 20% of the K-8
population in the suburban community of North Royalton, Ohio.  Opening in
1961 with an initial enrollment of 360 students, the school has grown to its
present size of 836 students.  

Students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows: 
1. How are you going to clean up the "space junk" orbiting space? 
2. Could you see the hurricanes from the space station and if so, what did
they look like?
3. What was your favorite part of training?
4. If I would want to become an astronaut, how many years of college would I
need?  What type of degree, and how much additional training would I need?
5. Is it hard to take a shower?
6. What was it like at liftoff?
7. What would happen if one person on the spaceship needs surgery or if one
gets sick, or needs to be treated with medication in space?
8. How do you maintain oxygen in the space station?
9. What is the most life-changing experience you've had in space?
10. How do you carry up enough oxygen to last the entire mission?
11. Are you collecting anything?
12. What do you do if you get the stomach flu in space?  Can you see the
Great Wall of China from space?
13. How long will it be before regular people can go into space?
14. How do you swallow food with zero gravity?
15. If you could break rules and bring anything you wanted up to space, what
would you bring?
16. Is it hard to adjust to walking again once you return to earth?

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):
Itaki Elementary School Fathers' Club (Oyajinokai), Japan, Thu 2006-01-19
Georgia Tech Institute of Technology - Aerospace  Engineering Dept, Atlanta,
GA, USA, Thu  2006-01-19 15:05 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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