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ARISS Event - Country Day School, Cincinnati, Wednesday (Mar 1) a t 19:02 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 12 ARISS school contact has been
planned with students at Cincinnati Country Day School, Cincinnati, Ohio USA
on Wednesday, 1 March 2006. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately
19:02 UTC.

The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and VK5ZAI. The
contact should be audible to anyone in the Southwestern portions of
Australia. 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 -  The audio from this contact will be available on the EchoLink
*AMSAT*  (node 101 377) and the *JK1ZRW* (node 277 208) conference rooms.  

The Cincinnati Country Day School is an independent, co-educational school
located in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio.  The school was founded in 1926 and
currently has an enrollment of 875 students from early childhood through
12th grade.  The elementary division consists of grades 3-5 and has
approximately 130 students.  Its mission is to provide a developmentally
appropriate program that stimulates intellectual discovery and a love of
learning.  We were proud to receive the U.S. Department of Education's Blue
Ribbon School Award in 2003.

Students at Cincinnati Country Day will ask as many of the following
questions as time allows: 

1. What surprised you the most on your first trip in space; were your
predictions and expectations any different than how it actually was?
2. What are the coolest, scariest, and hardest things you have to do on the
ISS and why?
3. What would NASA do if an astronaut got seriously sick or hurt on the ISS
and has that ever happened?             
4. Describe what it is like during liftoff and how it feels when you take
your first steps after you land again.
5. What does Earth look like from space and what is the smallest thing on
Earth that you can see?
6. What are the long-term health problems astronauts experience after
returning from a long stay on the ISS?
7. What can I do to become a great astronaut?
8. Please describe your daily schedule.
9. What do you do on your free time besides talking to schools?
10. Please tell us something that most people don't know about living in
space or about the ISS.
11. What thoughts were going through your head/how did you feel during your
first launch and this most recent launch?
12. We learned that its important to save as much weight as possible on a
launch. How many personal things is an astronaut allowed to take and what
did you take on this trip?
13. What is the hardest thing to do is space that is much easier on Earth?
14. What inspired you to be an astronaut?
15. What do you learn about our planet from space?
16. Are there any traditions or initiations for astronauts on their first
flight or when they first get on the ISS?
17. How does microgravity affect plant growth?
18. What is the best part of being an astronaut and why?
19. Why did you get chosen for this mission?
20. Have you ever brought an animal in space, and if so, how did it react?
21. What is your favorite thing to do on the ISS?
22. You've been on the ISS a long time. Are you getting tired of being in
such cramped quarters?
23. What is your biggest fear on a spacewalk?
24. What would a boomerang do in space?  Would it react the same as it would
on Earth?

Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS will be turned off prior to
the contact It will be returned to regular amateur radio operations as soon
as possible afterwards. Information about the next scheduled ARISS contact
can be found at http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact.

Next planned event(s):
Harry  Hallyburton Elementary School, Drexel, North Carolina, via telebridge
VK5ZAI Fri  2006-03-03 18:16 UTC.
Evangelisches Gymnasium Lippstadt, D-59555, Germany, direct via  DN2LP Wed
2006-03-08 14:56 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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