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ARISS Event - Dilworth Elementary School, San Jose, CA,Mon (Jan 8) at 17:34 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 14 ARISS school contact has
been planned with students at Dilworth Elementary School, San Jose, CA,
on Monday 8 Jan. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 17:34

The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and AA6W. The
contact should be audible in the Southwestern United States. Interested
parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The
participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.   

Dilworth School serves students in Kindergarten through 5th grade and is
located in a suburban setting in west San Jose. Dilworth School staff is
committed to a child-centered, sound instructional program that
emphasizes basic skill building, the process of learning, character
education and a variety of opportunities for enrichment. We consider
each student a unique individual whose educational and social growth is
guided toward the goal of becoming a productive, responsible informed
citizen in our society. Dilworth received an API ranking of the ninth
highest school in the state of California for the 03/04 school year, and
we were ranked fifth for the 05/06 school year. We believe that with our
clear alignment between the state standards and our textbooks, reporting
procedures and instruction, that our students will continue to progress

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

1. How did the delay of the shuttle launch affect your mission? 
2. What is the most impressive scene in outer space? 
3. What is NASA doing to reduce pollution? 
4. Why are astronauts' spacesuits mostly white? 
5. Do you bob up and down or do you get strapped in when you sleep? 
6. Does the lack of gravity in space affect the way you think or the way
your body functions? 
7. What advice would you give to kids following in your footsteps? 
8. What challenges did you face when training to become an astronaut? 
9. What are some of your daily activities? 
10. How do you spend your free time in space? 
11. How has the Internet changed the way your space missions work? 
12. Can you see day and night in space? 
13. Can you grow plants and if so, which direction will they grow
without gravity? 
14. Can you see other planets like Mars from space and what is the most
important reason for going to Mars? 
15. How do you take a bath with water floating around? 
16. What does it feel like when experiencing 3 G's of gravity during
lift-off of the space shuttle? 
17. How long does it take to get to the International Space Station? 
18. How long is your mission and what experiments will you conduct? 
19. If you can, give us one bit of advice to future astronauts. 
20. What is the journey like when leaving the atmosphere?
21. How long were you trained to become an astronaut? 
22. What is the longest amount of time someone has stayed in space? 
23. What inspired you to become an astronaut?
24. Do you have Internet access in space or can you use a phone? 

Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS is not functioning in the
automatic modes properly and may be silent more than usual. The radios
are planned to be shutdown in preparation for the upcoming shuttle
mission. Information about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be found
at http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact .

Next planned event(s): 
Northlawn  and St. Anthony, Streator, IL, direct via KB9UPS Tue
2007-01-16 17:28 UTC
Romeo Elementary School, Dunnellon, Florida, direct via K4OZS Wed
2007-01-17 17:53 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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