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Re: ARISS events

Hi Ken...

Just a quick question that came to mind after today's school contact...

Do the astronauts know how to or do they adjust for doppler during the
contacts? I know from the ground station that we might be dealing with +/- 8
kHz up there...do they have "steps" built into their radio?

Thanks and keep up the good work!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]" <kenneth.g.ransom@nasa.gov>
To: <sarex@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2007 10:43 AM
Subject: [sarex] 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
> http://www.discoveryreflector.ca/listen.htm.
> 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
> residents.
> 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
> www.eaur.wnyric.org.
> 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
> around?
> 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
> Shuttle?
> 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
> 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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