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ARISS event - Escola Camilo Castelo Branco, Carnaxide,Portugal, Monday, (26 Feb) 15:51 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 14 ARISS school contact has
been planned with students at Escola Camilo Castelo Branco,  Carnaxide,
Portugal on Monday, 26 Feb. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 15:51 UTC.

The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and VK5ZAI. The
contact should be audible in portions of Southeastern and Eastern
Australia. 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.
Camilo Castelo Branco is a high school in Carnaxide, a city about 10
kilometers from Lisbon. There are about 750 pupils, boys and girls, aged
12 to 18 years old. 
The school teaches science and technologies, humanities, professional
and educational grades.
Two more schools participate to this ARISS contact:
-	the school Manuel Vaz in Barcarena (95 pupils)
-	the school Jorge Mineiro in Queluz de Baixo (420 pupils)
All three schools depend from the same regional council: Oeiras.

Students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows: 
1. Before leaving for any mission in space, you have many months of
preparation. Is the reality very different from the tests you go through
on Earth? 
2. Isn't it difficult to live in a small closed space during so long a
3. What kind of food do you eat? 
4. Is there any process of recycling water in space? If so, what is it? 
5. How do you manage to keep the level of oxygen steady inside the
6. How do you get rid of your waste? 
7. Do you have any trouble in falling asleep? How do you distinguish if
it's day or night? 
8. What's the official language on the ISS? 
9. What do you feel when you see the Earth from the space? What's the
10. Isn't it boring only to see stars, planets and space? 
11. What do you miss the most when you are in space? 
12. Is the relationship between astronauts strictly professional or have
you become friends? Have you ever had any arguments? How did you solve
13. How can you repair the spaceship if it is somehow damaged? 
14. For how long can you stay in space? What is the maximum time? Is
there a limit for the number of missions an astronaut can do in space? 
15. When you come back to Earth from a space mission, how do you adapt
to gravity? Do you need any external help? What kind of help? 
16. What kind of scientific research are you doing now? 
17. What's the importance of space research to science and technical
18. What do you think about other planets colonization? Will it be
possible or is it only fiction? 

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): 
Virginia Run Elementary School in Centreville, Virginia, direct via
K4HTA Fri 2007-03-02 16:18 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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