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ARISS Event - Escola Camilo Castelo Branco, Portugal, Thursday (Apr 06) at 10:45 UTC

An International Space Station ARISS school contact has been planned
with students at the ESCOLA CAMILO CASTELO BRANCO,  Carnaxide, Portugal
on Thursday, 6 April 2006. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 10:45 UTC.

The contact will be direct between stations PY0AEB and CS1RAD. The
contact should be audible to anyone in Portugal, Spain and the
Northwestern portions of Africa. Interested parties are invited to
listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. English and Portuguese are the
languages expected to be used in the contact.   

ESCOLA CAMILO CASTELO BRANCO is located in Carnaxide, Portugal. It's a
school for students aged 12-18. The ARISS School Contact involves
high-school students from the scientific and technological area. These
students have in their curriculum Physics, Chemistry and Philosophy. One
of the main goals of this project is to study scientific and
technological development nowadays. Many of the students will continue
their studies in the university, choosing areas related to aerospace

Students at Escola Camilo Castelo Branco will ask as many of the
following questions as time allows: 

1. Before leaving for any mission in space, you have many months of
preparation. Is the reality very different from the test you go through
on Earth?
2. Isn't it difficult to live in a small closed space during so many
3. What kind of food do you eat?
4. Is there any process of recycling water in space? If so, what is it?
5. How do you manage to keep the level of oxygen steady inside the
6. How do you get rid of your waste?
7. Do you have any trouble in falling asleep? How do you distinguish if
it's day or night?
8. What's the official language on the ISS?
9. What do you feel when you see the Earth from the space? What's the
10. Isn't it boring only to see stars, planets and space?
11. What do you miss the most when you are in space?
12. The relationship between you is strictly professional or have you
become friends? Have you ever had any arguments? How did you solve them?
13. How can you repair the spaceship if it is somehow damaged?
14. For how long can you stay in space? Which is the maximum length of
time? Is there a limit for the number of an astronaut's voyages to
15. When you came back to Earth after a space voyage how do you adapt to
gravity? Do you need any external help? What kind of help?
16. What kind of scientific research are you doing now?
17. What's the importance of space research to scientific knowledge and
technical progress?
18. What do you think about other planets colonization? Will it be
possible or is it only fiction?

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

Next planned event(s): 

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

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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