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ARISS Event - Scarlett Middle School, Michigan, Tue (Jun 06) at 12:39 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 13 ARISS school contact has been
planned with students at Scarlett Middle School, Ann Arbor, Michigan USA on
Tuesday, 06 Jun 2006. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:39

The contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and N0EFT. 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.

Scarlett Middle School has the distinction of being a 2004 NASA Explorer
School.  Scarlett is one of five middle schools in the Ann Arbor Public School
District. It has approximately 600 students divided between grades 6, 7 and 8.
Approximately 15% of the school population speaks English as a second language
and 60% are minority.

Students at Scarlett Middle School will ask as many of the following questions
as time allows:

1. What do you consider to be the most important piece of equipment on the
space station and why?
2. How much risk is there going into space?
3. What is your favorite thing about being in space?
4. Can you feel the change from gravity to no gravity when you enter  space?
If yes, what does it feel like?
5. What are the advantages of being in space compared to living on Earth?
6. Why did you decide to go into space?
7. What are the physical requirements an astronaut has to meet?
8. After you got into the space program, what kinds of training activities did
you do before going into space?
9. How long did it take you to get used to doing things in space?
10. Looking out the window, where would you rather look, at the Earth or out
to the depths of space?  Why?
11. What is the most difficult thing to do when there is no gravity?
12. How much spare time do you have and what do you do with it?
13. What kinds of subjects and schooling did you have to help you get into the
space program?
14. Do stars look different from space than from Earth?
15. How has your prior experience in space help prepare you for being on the
International Space Station?
16. While you're outside the space station, do you feel the temperature
17. What is your favorite thing to do in space?
18. Since you have been to space before, how has going to space changed your
life at home?
19. How much work do you do outside the space station and what kind of work is
20. In your opinion, what is the hardest thing for you about being an
astronaut and why?
21. How do you deal with injuries in space?

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):

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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