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ARISS Event - Pine Ridge/Immokalee, Wed (Feb 08) at 15:24 UTC



An International Space Station Expedition 12 ARISS school contact has been
planned with students at Pine Ridge and Immokalee Middle Schools, Naples,
FL, USA on Wednesday, 08 February 2006.The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 15:24 UTC.

The contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and K4YHB. The contact
should be audible to anyone in the Southeastern 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. 

The two schools which comprise the Collier County Public Schools NES Team,
Immokalee Middle School (IMS) and Pine Ridge Middle School (PRMS), are 40
miles apart but are joined through regular interaction of the NASA Explorer
Schools Program.  Motivated by the trainings provided by NASA, areas of
focus have been short wave radio communications, video conferences via
NASA's Digital Learning Network, e-Mission video conference simulations with
Wheeling Jesuit University, rocketry, robotics, amusement park physics,
SEM-Satchel Educational Flight Projects and NASA family nights for community
involvement.

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

1. What is the newest type of robotics being used on the ISS today?
2. On a daily basis what robotics do you use aboard the ISS?
3. What would happen if a malfunction occurs in a robot?  If it took a long
time to fix, would another robot be shipped to the station?
4. What is the largest robot aboard the ISS and what does it do?
5. What advice would you give a young person who is nervous or unsure on how
to follow their dreams about becoming an astronaut?
6. How far from the ISS can a robotic arm extend?
7. What are robots doing on the ISS right now?
8. How much training does it take to prepare you to use the robotic arm?
9. Does the ISS ever get hit by space rocks?
10. How to you prevent your muscles from atrophy during your stay aboard the
ISS?
11. How long does it take for our voices to reach the space station from
earth?
12. How large will the ISS be when it is completed?
13. Is there a limit to personal items allowed on a spaceship?  What types
of things do most astronauts take?
14. In your opinion, do you think that man will ever have the technology to
construct robots as depicted in Isaac Asimov's I Robot?
15. How do you decide what is your day versus your night aboard the ISS?
How do you measure time?
16. Do you think that robots will ever be developed that have emotions or a
conscience?
17. How many sets of garments do you have and how do you do laundry?
18. What do you do in your spare time?
19. What would happen if something occurred to the ISS?  Do you have some
kind of back-up that would come and get you?
20. Does the ISS have a self defense system which would destroy meteors or
flying objects which would damage it?
21. Has the space station ever been damaged?
22. How long will it be until the ISS is completed?
23. What would you do if someone were seriously injured while working in
space?
24. What section of the ISS will be added next?

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
http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact.

Next planned event(s):
SuitSat in orbit. Downlink on 145.99 MHz (Note: Extremely weak signals but
operating)
Cosmos Centre Charleville, Charleville, Australia, Fri  2006-02-17 07:34 
Engineer Week- National Building Museum in Washington, DC Sat 2006-02-18
16:04 
 
 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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