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ARISS event - Boulder Hill Elementary School, Montgomery,Illinois, USA, Tuesday, (06 Mar) 16:03 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 14 ARISS school contact has
been planned with students at Boulder Hill Elementary School,
Montgomery, Illinois, USA on 06 March. The event is scheduled to begin
at approximately 16:03 UTC.

The contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and W9BHB. 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. 

Boulder Hill Elementary School in Montgomery, Illinois has been
scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station
(ARISS) contact . To prepare for the contact, fourth and fifth graders
involved in the school's Ham Radio Club have been engaged in science and
communications experiments and have used amateur radio to speak with
others locally, nationally, and internationally. 
This important contact will be integrated in the school's curricula
through science and art activities including the investigations of the
Earth in space, communication, and the International Space Station.
Kindergarteners will be focusing on the planet Earth, first graders on
Astronauts (Sunita Williams), second graders on Air transportation,
third graders on solar energy, fourth graders on
satellites/communication, and fifth graders on the ISS.

Students from the school's Amateur Radio Club will be participating in
the contact during an all school assembly. Members of the local amateur
radio community will assist the school station W9BHB. Also, local
government officials and the media have been invited to the event. 

Students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows: 
1. What is the most challenging task you do everyday?
2. How long have you wanted to be an astronaut?
3. What is your favorite thing to do in space?
4. If I wanted to become an astronaut, what type of classes would I need
to take in school?
5. If you weren't an astronaut, what would you be?
6. How hard is it to dock your spacecraft to the station?
7. What happens if you get seriously hurt, do you have medical training?
8. What was your favorite type of helicopter to fly?
9. What kind of clothes do you wear in space?
10. Have you ever seen a storm on a different planet?
11. Is the food you eat up there good?
12. How many times have you gone into space?
13. How did you become an astronaut?
14. What was the experience of launching like?
15. How much oxygen do you have when you do a spacewalk?
16. What's the scariest thing you have ever done in space?
17. What kind of games do you play in space?
18. How do you brush your teeth in space?
19. How do you take showers in space?
20. What other planets can you see?
21. How long does it take to get out of the atmosphere?
22. Do your ears pop when you go into space?
23. Have you ever seen space rocks?

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): 
Mission Viejo, CA, direct via  K6UCI,  Thu 2007-03-08 16:42 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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