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ARISS event - Mission Viejo High School, Mission Viejo,California USA - Thu. (Mar 08) 16:38 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 14 ARISS school contact has
been planned with students at Mission Viejo High School, Mission Viejo,
California on 08 March. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately
16:38 UTC.

The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and K6UCI. The
contact should be audible in the Western and central North America.
Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink.
The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.   

Mission Viejo High School is a comprehensive high school servicing
students grades 9-12. MVHS, one of five high schools in the Saddleback
Valley Unified School District, was the first high school in the
district and admitted its first classes in 1966. The school is located
in South Orange County and draws basically from middle-class and upper
middle-class families. Approximately 88% of the school's population will
enroll in a college/university after graduation. 

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

1. What are some of the scientific goals for your mission?
2. How do you feel waning public interest in space exploration has
affected NASA's programs and space missions?
3. As a fellow scholar in the science of the heavens, what advice would
you have as far as education is concerned during my collegiate career?
4. What do you do for leisure in the International Space Station? Are
there books to read, movies to watch, music to listen to?
5. What is your next goal as a futuristic space explorer after having
set the US record for space walks?
6. What is your favorite memory from Mission Viejo High School? 
7. I hear that you are a big movie buff... If you could recommend one
romantic and one comedic film what would they be?   
8. How and where do you sleep in space?
9. As a freshman at a big high school, it is common to feel very small.
Now that you appear to be the bigger object from where you are in space,
what does Mission Viejo High School appear to look like?
10. What made you interested in becoming an astronaut?
11. Do you feel your dream of being an astronaut has been fulfilled now
that you are in space?  Is space everything you dreamed it to be?
12. If you were to go back to high school and start your career over
still knowing what you do now, would you choose a different career or
become an astronaut again?
13. When did you know you wanted to be an astronaut?
14. What is life like in outer space?
15. Can you really see the Great Wall of China?
16. As you orbit earth, are you worried about all of the debris left
orbiting our planet?
17. Do you have any advice for students pursuing a career in the
18.  Has the preparation for your mission been helpful for the actual
19. What does it feel like when you are being launched?  G Force on your
20. What is the most beautiful thing you've seen from space?
21. How does it feel to move about the space station?
22. Do you ever play with the food while you're in space?
23. Who was your favorite teacher at MVHS? 
24. When you return from your current mission, will you please come back
and visit MVHS?

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): 
University School, Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA, direct via K8RBV, Fri
2007-03-16 16:28 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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