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ARISS Event - Winnebago Public School, Winnebago,Nebraska USA, Thur. (Jan 25) at 14:18 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 14 ARISS school contact has been planned with students at Winnebago Public School, Winnebago, Nebraska USA, on Thursday, 25 Jan. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 14:18 UTC.

The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and KB0GEH. The contact should be audible in the central 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.   

Winnebago Public School is a K-12 grade state school located on the Winnebago Indian Reservation in Winnebago, Nebraska (which is in the northeast corner of the state.) The school's population base is 98% Native American with Caucasian and African American making up most of the remaining 2%. Less than 500 students attend Winnebago Public School. Most of the students live in Winnebago, with the remaining being bussed in from the surrounding area. 

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

1. What does space dirt look like? 
2. What is the hardest thing to do in space? 
3. How does your body feel when you are taking off into space? (launching) 
4. Can you see your blood and does it float when you cut yourself? 
5. What kind of experiments do you do? 
6. How does the moon move compared to the space station? 
7. How long does it take to get to the space station? 
8. How fast do you go in space? 
9. Have you ever seen a comet? (from space) 
10. What would happen if you get sick in space and need a doctor? 
11. Do you have anything else to do besides work? 
12. Have you seen any "space junk" flying in space? 
13. Where does all your waste go? 
14. How do you keep your clothes clean? (how do you do the laundry?) 
15. How does the ISS move just in the atmosphere (is it controlled?) 
16. Does the space shuttle feel like a plane at takeoff? 
17. What happens when you go out to fix something and fly off?  Do you have a plan for this? 
18. How does it feel when you pass through the last section of the Earth's atmosphere? 
19. When in space, how is a woman's menstrual cycle affected? 
20. Does space junk ever cause problems for the astronauts? 

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): 
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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