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ARISS Event - Robert McQueen , Nevada, Tuesday (Apr 04) at 17:35 UTC



An International Space Station Expedition 12 ARISS school contact has
been planned with students at Robert McQueen High School, Reno, Nevada
USA on Tuesday, 4 April 2006. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 17:35 UTC.

The contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and W6ADZ. The contact
should be audible to anyone in portions of the Southwestern United
States. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz
downlink.   

 McQueen High School is one of eleven four-year public high schools in
Washoe County School District.  For the 2005-2006 school year, the
District will serve over 60,000 students in grades K-12.  Our school
enrollment is 1,944.  We opened in 1982 and are accredited by the
Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.  We are located in
northwest Reno at the base of Peavine Mountain and are referred to as
part of the Truckee Meadows, which encompasses the cities of Reno and
Sparks as well as numerous well-defined communities.  The population of
the Truckee Meadows is approximately 320,000.  A university, a community
college, and several private post-secondary schools are located in our
area.

Students at Robert McQueen High School will ask as many of the following
questions as time allows: 

1. How long do you stay up in space?
2. How old were you when you decided to be an astronaut?
3. Do you get to communicate with friends and family in space?
4. What does it feel like to take off?
5. What is your favorite food to eat in space?
6. What is an average day like?
7. What do you do for fun in space?
8. What is your job in space?
9. What kind of research do you conduct?
10. Do you ever get bored in space?
11. What kind of food do you miss most?
12. Do you like it better in space or on earth?
13. Was the training to prepare for life in space hard?
14. Have you seen any interesting objects in space?
15. What's the most important thing you've learned in space?
16. What kind of work will you do after the space station?
17. Do astronauts get paid well?
18. Do you think we will ever live in space permanently?
19. What advice do you have for us on earth?
20. Are you able to do things like watch TV or go on-line?

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

Next planned event(s): 
Escola Americana do  Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wed
2006-04-05 16:48 UTC
Escola Camilo Castelo Branco, Portugal, Thu 2006-04-06 10:45 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 <http://www.rac.ca/ariss>  (graciously hosted by
the Radio Amateurs of Canada). 

Thank you & 73, 
Kenneth - N5VHO 
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