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ARISS Event -Engineers week, Saturday (Feb 18) at 16:04 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 12 ARISS school contact has been
planned with individuals at Engineer's Week/Discover Engineering Family Day,
Washington, DC USA on Saturday, 18 February 2006. The event is scheduled to
begin at approximately 16:04 UTC.

The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and WH6PN. The
contact should be audible to anyone in the Hawaiian Islands. Interested
parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. Additional
listening options aril listed below. The participants are expected to
conduct the conversation in English. 

IRLP -  Connect to the IRLP  reflector 9010.  
You may also connect via the IRLP Discovery website  at

EchoLink - Please give the JK1ZRW 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 passcode.  (Note that if this  is a 
recurring event, multiple dates may be listed.)
Replays are available  for 30 days after the live event.

The annual Washington DC Engineering Family Day is enjoyed by thousands of
visitors to the National Building Museum every February.  Last year over
7000 participated.  The 2006 festival will be Saturday February 18, 2006, 10
AM to 4:30 PM, featuring activities and characters from the popular TV show
Cyberchase (SM).  The impressive main hall of the National Building Museum
is taken over by thousands of children of all ages experiencing the
excitement of engineering.

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

1)  What is the most weirdest thing about living in space?
2)  What is it like to cry in space?
3)  Do you float around all day?  And, do you have orange spacesuits?
4)  What do you do for exercise while in space?
5)  If the air is thinner in space, do viruses pass from one astronaut to
another less quickly than they would on Earth?
6)  How much fuel do you need to blast off?
7)  What is the fuel you use to blast off made of?
8)  What experiments are you doing on the International Space Station and
have you learned anything really cool?
9)  When you saw the SuitSat floating in space, what thoughts did you have?
10)  Does your foot fall asleep in space?
11)  Is engineering in space different than engineering on Earth?
12)  I understand you are an engineer.  What is it like to be an engineer?
13)  Do you get headaches in space?
14)  Why did you become an astronaut?
15)  What is it like to sneeze in space?
16)  When you sneeze in space do your ears pop?

Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS is currently not
rebroadcasting packet to avoid interference with 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
Itaki Elementary School Fathers' Club  (Oyajinokai), Japan, Mon 2006-02-20
11:48 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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