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ARISS Event - Salt Brook Elementary School, New Jersey, Mon (Jun 5) at 13:53 UTC



An International Space Station Expedition 13 ARISS school contact has been
replanned with students at Salt Brook Elementary School, New Providence, New
Jersey USA on Monday, 05 Jun 2006. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 13:53 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 another?
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 engines?

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 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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