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ARISS Event - Salt Brook Elementary School, New Jersey, Wed (May 31) at 15:07 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 13 ARISS school contact has
been planned with students at Salt Brook Elementary School, New
Providence, New Jersey USA on Wednesday, 31 May 2006. The event is
scheduled to begin at approximately 15:07 UTC.

The contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and N2XJ. The contact
should be audible to anyone in portions of the Eastern United States and
Southeastern Canada. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the
145.80 MHz downlink.   

Salt Brook Elementary School is an exciting place to learn and grow.
Salt Brook School is one of two Pre-K thru 6 elementary buildings in the
New Providence School District.  Our faculty and staff educate
approximately 600 students.  High expectations for student achievement,
a highly-qualified and dedicated staff, supportive administration, and
parental involvement continue to make Salt Brook Elementary School one
of the premier elementary schools in Union County, New Jersey.

Students at Salt Brook Elementary School will ask as many of the
following questions as time allows: 

1. Did you pack a suitcase for your trip to the ISS like we would for
going on vacation?
2. How do you use liquids on the ISS when there is no gravity? 
3. As an astronaut, what is your favorite job? 
4. You went up to the ISS on the Shuttle, and now on the Soyuz.  Was
there much difference?
5. You did an EVA on your first trip to the ISS.  Do you expect to do
6. Who or what inspired you to become an astronaut? 
7. Can you see the Aurora around the North Pole? 
8. How do you get water on the ISS?  How do you store it? 
9. How do you heat the ISS?  Does the sun heat it during the day? 
10. How do you brush your teeth and take a bath on the ISS?
11. What is the best meal you ever had in space? 
12. Do you have an IPod on board?  What is your favorite band? 
13. If you get a chance to go to Mars, will you go? 
14. How do you maneuver the ISS to align the solar panels and change the
orbit?  Do you use the engine on the Soyuz, or does the ISS have
15. Does the Progress rocket bring personal items like clean clothing
and games when it comes up to the ISS? 
16. What do you bring on a mission to keep you from getting homesick?
17. When you get back to Star City, will your family be there? 
18. Is this trip to the ISS better than last time? 
19. If another astronaut comes up with the shuttle this summer, is there
room for him? 
20. We all wish you good luck and a safe return to the US.

Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS will be turned off prior
to the contact and should remain off until after the space walk on
Thursday, June 1 is concluded. 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): 
Scarlett Middle School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, direct via  N0EFT Tue
2006-06-06 12:39 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

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

Thank you & 73,
Kenneth - N5VHO 
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