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ARISS Event -Ecole Elementaire publique Le Prelude - Ottawa- ON, Canada, Wed. (Jan 24) at 14:04 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 14 ARISS school contact has been planned with students at École élémentaire publique Le Prélude - Ottawa - ON, Canada, on Wednesday, 24 Jan. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 14:04 UTC.

The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and VE3JW. The contact should be audible in the Eastern Canada and the Northeastern 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.   

École élémentaire publique Le Prélude French elementary school in Orléans, Ontario (Ottawa) Suburban school of 250 students from Junior Kindergarten to grade 6.  Students in this school are high achievers with parents who are very implicated in their children's education.  We are very involved in music and science.

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

1. How did you celebrate the Holidays?
2. How does it feel to live in zero gravity?
3. What is the one thing from Earth that you miss the most other than your family and friends?
4. How long can an astronaut stay in space?
5. What is your favourite meal in space?
6. Do you get dizzy from the speed and motion of the station?
7. Have you ever been on a space walk?  If yes, what is it like?
8. Could meteorites crash onto the space station?
9. Does everybody sleep at the same time?
10. What happens if someone needs immediate medical assistance?
11. What do you recognize on the planet Earth from the station?
12. How long before you became comfortable in the space station?
13. How many sunsets do you see in 24 hours?
14. What do stars look like in space?
15. Who inspired you to become an astronaut?
16. Has anyone ever brought an animal in the space station?
17. In how many years do you think a trip in space will be affordable?
18. What do you do in your spare time?
19. What do you like most about your stay in the station?
20. How long does it take to suit up to go outside?
21. How cold is it out in space?
22. They call Earth the blue planet.  Is the Earth really blue from space?
23. What do you do with all the garbage in the station?
24. Can you smell anything in space?

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 Progress docking and undocking events. Information about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be found at http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact .

Next planned event(s): 
Winnebago Public School, Winnebago, Nebraska, USA, direct via VE3JW, Thu 2007-01-25 14:18 UTC
East Aurora Middle School,  East Aurora, New York, telebridge via W6SRJ Thu 2007-02-01  15:12  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 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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