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ARISS Event -Cleveland Heights High School, Ohio Friday (Mar 17) at 16:45 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 12 ARISS school contact has been
planned with students at Cleveland Heights High School, Cleveland Heights,
Ohio USA on Friday, 17 March 2006. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 16:45 UTC.

The contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and NA8SA. The contact
should be audible to anyone along portions of the central and Northeastern
portions of the United States. Interested parties are invited to listen in
on the 145.80 MHz downlink.   

Cleveland Heights High School serves approximately 2,024 students in two
adjoining cities of Cleveland Heights and University Heights in Northeastern
Ohio.  The dynamic student population is involved in many activities - from
award-winning vocal and instrumental music programs to a variety of after
school sports.  The Class of 2005 earned $6.8 million in college
scholarships and was accepted to 52 of the top 100 U.S. News and World
Report colleges and universities.  The two cities are minutes away from
downtown Cleveland's cultural centers. 

Students at Cleveland Heights High School will ask as many of the following
questions as time allows: 

1. What was your inspiration for becoming an astronaut?
2. What are the differences between daily life on earth and daily life in
3. Have you ever witnessed a natural disaster from space and what did it
look like? Where you able to photograph any?
4. What was the hardest adjustment you had to make in space?
5. What happens if someone gets sick?
6. If you could name a planet (like planet X), what would you name it? 
7. What experiments are you doing in space?
8. What do you do for fun up there?
9. What did you take with you when you left the earth?
10. How is astrology connected with space?
11. As you are looking down on the earth, how detailed does the geography
appear?  For example, is it possible to see the peak of Mt. Everest, the
Great Wall of China, or the pyramids?
12. Can you guys see the storm while it is occurring on the earth? 
13. You have probably been learning and researching space for many years.
How does being there now feel and how is it different or the same as what
you expected?
14. What kind of experiments do NASA workers study in space?
15. Is this your first time up in space or have you been before?
16. What are some safety protocols and procedures needed to keep safe?
17. We are studying plate tectonics and were wondering if the Earth's fault
lines are recognizable from space?
18. What observations have surprised you in space?
19. Is there much traffic up there?
20. What does it look like in space?
21. Have you found any new elements in space?
22. Do you watch the stars at night? Do they look different if watched from
23. Is there a moon on every planet?
24. What do you guys do on the spaceship most of the time?
25. How long did it take to adjust, do you start to forget what it feels
like to be 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):
1úCircolo Didattico Statale (G.Settanni), Rutigliano,  Italy, Tue 2006-03-21
13:54 UTC 
Sir James  Lougheed Elementary School, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Tue
2006-03-21 18:17 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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