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ARISS event - International School of Brussels, Brussels,Belgium, Tuesday, (27 Mar) 13:45 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 14 ARISS school contact has
been planned with students at International School of Brussels,
Brussels, Belgium on 27 Mar. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 13:45 UTC.

The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and NN1SS. The
contact should be audible in portions of Central and Eastern North
America. 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. What is the goal and purpose for your Mission? 
2. Do you think there will be the ability and technology for regular
people to travel to space in the near future? 
3. How much food and liquid do you drink each day and is it difficult
because you are weightless? 
4. What time is it on the space station and how do you know when it's
5. What is a typical day like on the space station? 
6. Is it dangerous to live on the space station? 
7. How do you use the bathroom in space? 
8. Is everyday interesting on the Space Station or do you get bored? 
9. How long have you been on the space station and how long will you
expect to stay? 
10. When you come back to earth, will it be hard to readjust to gravity?

11. Is this your first trip into space? 
12. Do you believe that sending people to Mars is the most efficient use
of public money? 
13. How many people are on the space station and do you ever fight with
one another? 
14. How do you wash yourself? Is there a shower? 
15. Why did you choose this dangerous work? 
16. Do you miss Earth, your family and friends? 
17. How do you breathe and where does the oxygen come from? 
18. What are you able to see outside? 
19. How did you get to be an astronaut? 
20. Do you believe that there could be extraterrestrial intelligent

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): 
Glenden State School, Glenden, Queensland, Australia, direct via VK4KHZ,
Wed 2007-04-04  22:39 UTC 
St. Michael's Primary School, Daceyville, NSW, Australia, direct via
VK2KVE, Thu 2007-04-05  23:00 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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