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ARISS Event - Dale HS, Tue. (Feb 07) at 14:56 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 12 ARISS school contact has been
planned with students at Dale High School, Dale, OK , USA on Tuesday, 07
February 2006.The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 14:56 UTC.

The contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and KD5GEZ. The contact
should be audible to anyone in the Central region of the USA. Interested
parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The
participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English. 

Dale, OK, is a small, rural community about thirty miles east of Oklahoma
City.  Most of the students that attend Dale Public Schools do not live
within the Dale city limits but in the surrounding areas.  All schools are
co-located on a common campus in Dale.   As in most communities, the student
population is quite diverse.  Of the more than 700 students enrolled in
January 2006, approximately fifteen percent are Native American.  

Dale Public Schools have many outstanding academic and sports programs along
with extra-curricular activities that include agriculture, family and
consumer sciences, the arts, and drama.   Dale High School is truly the home
of state championship basketball, baseball, and softball.  Programs are
available for both genders.  Many gifted/talented activities are also
available for students.  

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

1.  How complicated is it to do everyday things like eating, exercising and
2.  Is your work entertaining enough to keep you occupied during all your
waking hours or do you need a break? 
3.  What experiments are you conducting now?
4.  How much training does it take to become an astronaut?
5.  Is it scary to go into and work in space?
6.  How does it feel or what is it equivalent to on earth, being in a zero
gravity environment? 
7.  Do you get to communicate with your family often and how, e-mail,
talking on the radio?
8.  Zero gravity in space has a negative effect on your muscles and bones,
so what workouts, diets and exercises do you follow to counter these
9.  How long did it take to go through all the training and does the
training feel the same as being in outer space?
10.  I want to know about how much fun it is to be in zero gravity and does
it continue to be fun over time?
11.  Do you feel pressure or lose sleep knowing that a system failure or
meteor could be fatal?
12.  What is the food like?
13.  What do you miss the most?
14.  Do you have entertainment?  If so, what kind?
15.  What was your favorite experiment?
16.  Do you ever have a language problem?
17.  How do you go to the bathroom?
18.  Do you get to shower in space?
19.  Have you found anything cool in space?
20.  Does your body feel funny with the lack of gravity?
21.  Do you ever go on a space walk just for fun?	
22.  Do you ever look at the earth and have an epiphany?

Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS is currently in an
experimental relay mode trying to capture SuitSat audio. Please refrain from
transmissions on the SuitSat downlink.  Voice contacts with the ISS are
still possible using the standard voice uplink frequencies. Information
about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be found at

Next planned event(s):
SuitSat in orbit. Downlink on 145.99 MHz (Note: Extremely weak signals but
E.L. DeGolyer Elementary, Dallas, TX, USA, Tue 2006-02-07 16:32 
Pine Ridge Middle School, Naples, FL, USA,  Wed 2006-02-08 15:24
Cosmos Centre Charleville, Charleville, Australia, Fri  2006-02-17 07:34 
Engineer Week- National Building Museum in Washington, DC Sat 2006-02-18

 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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