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ARISS Event - Hallyburton Elementary, NC, Friday (Mar 3) at 18:1 6 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 12 ARISS school contact has been
planned with students at Hallyburton Elementary School, Drexel, North
Carolina USA on Friday, 3 March 2006. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 18:16 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.  

Harry L. Hallyburton Elementary School is a rural North Carolina School of
Distinction nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian mountains
surrounded by hills, valleys, forests, waterfalls and lakes.  Hallyburton
Elementary serves a diverse population of students in grades 3-5 including a
large ELL population of Hmong, Laotian and Hispanic students.  Hallyburton
Elementary School is a Partnership school with Drexel Primary and is a great
source pride for the Drexel community who celebrate and cherish the school's
culture and heritage.

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

1. What do you do on the International Space Station that will affect me or
other kids now or in the future?
2. When you go on a spacewalk, is it very cold and what is the temperature?
3. After reading about the ISS expedition on the internet and learning about
the scheduled spacewalk on Feb. 3rd, what special equipment and/or training
is needed for a spacewalk?
4. What do you do when you miss your family?
5. What does it feel like, riding the space shuttle into space? Is it scary?
6. How do you keep up with the days when it is dark all of the time?
7. How do you sleep when there is no gravity to hold you down?
8. How many people can fit on the space station?
9. What kind of cool experiments have you done in outer space?
10. How do you brush your teeth? Since everything floats around up there,
how do you get rid of all of the foamy toothpaste from your mouth?
11. What advice do you have for a kid who wants to grow up to be an
12. Can you explain the feeling you have when leaving the Earth's atmosphere
and having no gravity?
13. While in the Space station, what difference do you notice in your body
besides weightlessness?
14. In simple terms, how far are you away from Earth?
15. Can you see your hometown of Laurinburg NC from the International Space
16. How long do most space walks last and what is the longest that you have
ever been out, and what were you doing?
17. I like to look at the stars through my telescope. Do the stars look
different there than they do here? 
18. What does the earth look like from space?
19. What do you get to do for fun when you are not working?

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):
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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