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ARISS event - East Aurora Middle School, East Aurora,New York, USA, Monday, (19 Mar) 13:04 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 14 ARISS school contact has
been planned with students at East Aurora Middle School, East Aurora,
New York, USA on 19 Mar. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 13:04 UTC.

The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and ZS6BTD. The
contact should be audible in portions of South Africa. 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.
The East Aurora Union Free School District is currently educating
approximately 2040 students in four schools: Parkdale Elementary (K-2),
Main Street Elementary (3-5), the Middle School (6-8) and the High
School (9-12). We serve a Town of Aurora population of nearly 14,000

Our students consistently rank within the region's top schools in
measures of academic achievement, and the community regularly
demonstrates solid support for its schools. Our website address is

East Aurora Middle School, led by Principal Jeffrey Banks, has a
population of approximately 500 students and 37 staff members. The staff
of the East Aurora Middle School is committed to excellence in
education.  We feel that it is vital to show enthusiasm for learning and
hope that children want to attend our school. We believe that attendance
at school each day is very important and we communicate that attitude to
our students.

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

1. Has the Space Station or Astronauts ever been hit by space junk?
2. Can you see the Aurora from the Space Station? Are there any affects
on the Space Station?
3. How do you protect yourself from solar storms? 
4. If you were to light gasoline in space, would the flames float
5. What is the biggest danger working/living on the space station?
6. How come no one lives in the Space Station permanently?
7. What is the largest man-made structure you have seen from space?
8. How would you compare flying in the Navy to your ride on the Space
9. What do you do with your free time? 
10. Have you seen a meteor enter the Earth's atmosphere?
11. Who do wish you could bring up onto the Station?
12. Do you have to speak Russian to go to the Space Station?
13. When the Space Station is traveling at 17,000 mph, is there a lot of
friction on the Space Station?
14. How long could you survive in space without your space suit? 
15. What subjects did you study to be an Astronaut?
16. What inspired you to become an Astronaut?
17. What will your first meal be when you come back to Earth? 

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

Next planned event(s): 
Juvenile Space Club in Tatsuno, Tatsunomachi,  Nagano-pref, Japan,
direct via 8J0T, Sat 2007-03-24  00:39  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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