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Re: ARISS Event - Aquebogue School, Tue (Jan 24) at 18:48 UTC (corrected)

Not getting the time right seems to be a theme. Time
below was correct but previous subject time was not. 

Kenneth - N5VHO

<kenneth.g.ransom1@jsc.nasa.gov> wrote:

> An International Space Station Expedition 12 ARISS
> school contact has been
> planned with students at the Riverhead Central
> School District - Aquebogue
> School, Aquebogue, NY, USA on Tuesday, 24 January
> 2006.The event is
> scheduled to begin at approximately 18:48 UTC.
> The contact will be direct between stations  NA1SS
> and N2RBU.  The contact
> should be audible to anyone in the Northeastern
> region of the USA and
> Southeastern portions of Canada.
> Interested parties are invited to listen in on the
> 145.80 MHz downlink. The
> participants are expected to conduct the
> conversation in English. 
> Aquebogue School has 486 students Kindergarten-Grade
> 4.  It is one of 4
> elementary schools in the Riverhead School District.
>  Total district
> population is 4,801.  This District is located on
> the eastern end of Long
> Island some 100 miles due east of New York City, NY.
>  Riverhead School
> District is culturally and economically diverse. 
> Our communities include
> farms, horse farms, vineyards as well as suburban
> developments and rural
> communities.  The students through out Riverhead
> have been preparing for
> this ARISS contact for three years, "all things"
> space have been
> incorporated through out the science curriculums. 
> Art, poetry and story
> writing have sparked the students interest.
> Students at Aquebogue School will ask as many of the
> following questions as
> time allows: 
> 1. Now that you're so far away from earth, what is
> it that you appreciate
> most now being away from earth?
> 2. Will the ISS create closer ties between the
> nations involved?
> 3. At night do you dream of earth or space?
> 4. Does going to outer space affect a person's
> memory?
> 5. Does heat still rise, creating convection
> currents when there is no
> gravity?
> 6. Do you sweat in space?
> 7. Do you have any exciting/important jobs in space?
> What are they?
> 8. If you are so close to the sun, how come it is
> dark all the time?
> 9. Have you seen anything "mysterious" up there?
> 10. How does your food stay down in your stomach? 
> Does it come back up like
> heartburn?
> 11. How do astronauts communicate when they are on a
> spacewalk?
> 12. Have you ever seen a meteor shower from the
> International Space Station?
> 13.  What would you do if the ship caught on fire?
> 14. How do insects behave in zero gravity?
> 15. What do you do if someone gets sick?
> 16. When you move around the International Space
> Station, do you use a swim
> like motion or do you grab something and pull?
> 17. Do you ever feel scared?
> 18. Can you see the moon revolving around the Earth?
> What does the moon look
> like from where you are?
> 19. Why is it cold in space when you're near he sun?
> 20. Are you having fun or is it a lot of work?
> 21. Why are you up there?
> 22. If you exercise in micro gravity do you get
> muscles?  Why or why not?
> 23. How does it feel to be in space?
> 24. Is it possible to light a flame in space?
> 25. How do you know how much food to bring?
> 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):
> Cadet Ham Radio Club, United States Military
> Academy, West Point, NY, USA,
> Thu  Jan 26 13:13 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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