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ARISS Event - City of Ottawa Central Experimental Farm,Canada, Fri (Aug 04) at 13:27

An International Space Station Expedition 13 ARISS school contact has
been planned with students at the City of Ottawa Central Experimental
Farm, Ottawa, Ontario Canada on Friday, 04 Aug 2006. The event is
scheduled to begin at approximately 13:27 UTC.

The contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and VE3KID. The
contact should be audible to anyone in portions of Eastern Canada and
the Eastern United States. Interested parties are invited to listen in
on the 145.80 MHz downlink.   

The Canada Agriculture Museum in Ottawa is a unique combination farm and
museum. The Museum offers animated bilingual interpretation which shows
the making and tasting of foods such as ice cream, bread and butter.
Other demonstrations present farming activities, including year-round
animal care and spring sheep shearing. Visitors to the animal barns will
see a collection of common farm animals, as well as several rare breeds.
The Museum's Tractors exhibition and the exhibition on rural
electrification of one hundred years ago bring the science of the past
to life. The Canada Agriculture Museum - Where Knowledge Grows!

Students at the Experimental Farm will ask as many of the following
questions as time allows: 

1. What is your function on the Space Station?
2. What is it like flying to the Space Station?
3. How much time have you spent in Space?
4. How do you communicate with family while on the Space Station?
5. How do you deal with fire or medical emergencies?
6. What kinds of fresh foods do you eat or have on the Space Station?
7. What is the most difficult food you have eaten in microgravity? 
8. Is it possible to grow food in Space?
9. Do you have Dairy products on board the Space Station?
10. How is food stored on the Space Station?
11. What planet would be the best for farming?
12. Have you seen any hurricanes or other weather systems from the Space
13. What is your favorite farm animal and why? 
14. What planet would be the hardest to grow food on?
15. Does food taste differently in space?  
16. Do things sound different in space (ex a dog barking)?
17. When you return to Earth, what do you plan to do ?

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): 
Teven-Tintenbar Public School, Tintenbar, NSW Australia,  direct via
VK2ZTY Fri 2006-08-11 07:32 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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