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ARISS Event - Reece High School, Devonport, Tasmania,Australia, Fri (Aug 18) at 10:38

An International Space Station Expedition 13 ARISS school contact has
been planned with students at Reece High School, Devonport, Tasmania,
Australia on Friday, 18 Aug 2006. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 10:38 UTC.

The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and W6SRJ. The
contact should be audible to anyone in portions of Western United States
and Mexico. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80
MHz downlink. Additional listening options are listed below. The
participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.   

IRLP -  Connect to the IRLP reflector 9010.  
You may also connect via the IRLP Discovery website  at

EchoLink -  The audio from this contact will be available on the
EchoLink *AMSAT*  (node 101 377) and the *JK1ZRW* (node 277 208)
conference rooms. Please connect to the *JK1ZRW* server to keep the load
light on the *AMSAT* server.  This will ensure good audio quality for
all listeners. 

To join the event:
URL: https://e-meetings.mci.com

To access the Audio Replay of this call, all parties can:
1. Go to the URL listed above.
2. Choose Audio Streaming under Join Events.
3. Enter the conference number and passcode.  (Note that if this is a
recurring event, multiple dates may be listed.) Replays are available
for 30 days after the live event._________________________________

Devonport High and Reece High Schools with a total of 1,800 students
have combined for this ARISS event.  The two public schools serve the
education needs of the city of Devonport in Tasmania. Devonport High was
first opened in 1916 and shared rooms in the Town Hall till moving to
their present site in 1920.  In the year 2000 Reece High was burned to
the ground and students co-located with Devonport High till the new
school was rebuilt and officially opened in 2003.  Since 2003 Reece High
has won numerous international commendations.  The combined students
will be assembling at the Reece High School auditorium for the contact
with the ISS

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

1. How many people are on the ISS at any one time?
2. Do you ever feel claustrophobic in the space station?
3. Do space stations need to be driven in space or do they float in
4. How does the ISS change its orbit?
5. For what amount of time have you been in space?
6. While in space, how do your sleeping patterns alter without night and
7. Who makes the decisions about the expeditions and experiments that
take place on the ISS?
8. How do you celebrate birthdays, Christmas etc. in space?
9. What space walks have been completed recently and for what reasons?
10. Do you have a stove/microwave in space?
11. Why can't you take pure Oxygen into space?
12. Do you have to do exercise in space?  How do you keep fit?
13. What are the health issues that arise whilst in space?
14. Do day and night last the same amount of time on the space station
as they do on Earth?
15. What do you eat?
16. How do you drink water - does it just float away?
17. Do you wash your clothes while in space, if so: how?
18. How far are you from earth?
19. In which ways, if any, do you communicate with your family?
20. Do you get homesick?

Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS has been undergoing SSTV
evaluations and will be turned off prior to the contact. The radios will
likely continue to be intermittently active during this evaluation and
testing phase. Information about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be
found at http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact .

Next planned event(s): 
Sendai Yoshinari  Junior High School, Sendai, Japan, direct via 8J7YJH
Fri 2006-08-25 08:12  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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