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ARISS event - Hanazono Elementary School, Akashi-city,Japan - Mon (Feb 12) 09:05 UTC



An International Space Station Expedition 14 ARISS school contact has
been planned with students at Hanazono Elementary School, Akashi-city,
Japan on Monday, 12 Feb. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 09:05 UTC.

The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and 8N3F. The
contact should be audible in the Japan and Eastern Asia. Interested
parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The
participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.   

Hanazono Elementary, is located in Akashi, the city that Japan Standard
time is defined by. Students sometimes go to the planetarium of the
astronomical science building in Akashi or observe the starry sky at the
playground.  Students went to camp at astronomical observatory park in
our prefecture when they were 5th grade and looked at stars through a
two-meter telescope. We are breeding the Japanese killifish that were on
the space shuttle with the astronaut Chiaki Mukai. There are many
children interested in outer space in our school.

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

1. Why did you want to become an astronaut? 
2. Do you sometimes have arguments with other astronauts?
3. How do you deal with carbon dioxide there? 
4. Can you keep animals in space? 
5. Can you see the forest destruction and desertification from space? 
6. What is beautiful in space? 
7. Can you tell when it is night or morning in space?
8. Is it tiring to float? 
9. What would you do when you are sick or get injured?
10. What is convenient and what is not in a gravity-free space? 
11. Is it true that meteorites are flying around in space?
12. Do you have any hot space food? 
13. Do you miss the earth? 
14. What smells do you have at the space station?
15. Where do you throw away trash & etcetera? 
16. What is the future plan of space station?
17. Is the starlit sky the same in space? 
18. How much monthly trash is there in space?
19. Do raw foods get spoiled in space too?
20. What is the hardest experience during the training before going to
space?
21. Is it true that you will lose your balance after you come back from
space?
22. What do you do at the space station? 
23. Have you ever seen an UFO?
24. Is it possible for us to go to space without training?

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): 
Vasant Valley School, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India, telebridge via
WH6PN Sat 2007-02-25  08:50 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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