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ARISS event - Kingston Elementary School, Virginia Beach,Virginia, USA - Monday (April 23) 18:43 UTC



An International Space Station Expedition 15 ARISS school contact has
been planned with students at Kingston Elementary School, Virginia
Beach, Virginia, USA on 23 April. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 18:43 UTC.

The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and KN4KL. The
contact should be audible in eastern portions of 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.

Kingston Elementary School is a kindergarten through fifth grade school
in the Little Neck/ King's Grant area of Virginia Beach, Virginia. With
approximately 600 students , the school is fully accredited according to
state and national standards. The entire student body has been involved
with preparing for its contact with Sunita Williams aboard the space
station. 

Students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows: 
1. How long does it take to get ready for a spacewalk?
2. How do you exercise in space?
3. What kind of food do you eat and is it good?
4. How do you keep food from floating away when eating?
5. What experiments are you doing in space, and how does gravity affect
them?
6.  How much water and basic supplies do you take up?
7. How do you communicate with NASA, your family and friends?
8. What do Earth, Moon and the planets look like from space?
9. Can you tell day and night when looking out in space? 
10. Have you ever seen an eclipse while in the Space Station?
11. What landforms and sights can you see from the Space Station?
12. How many times have you been outside the Space Station, and what did
you do there?
13. How fast does the space shuttle travel?
14. How long can you stay on a spacewalk?
15. Do you ever get lonely?
16. What were your goals as a child, and who was your role model?
17. What books do you like to read?
18. Have you ever seen a meteorite or comet while in space?
19. What do you do when it is time to sleep?
20 Have you had any problems on the Space Station?

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): 
Christian Life Elementary School, Rockford, Illinois, USA , Wed
2007-04-25  19:21 UTC via N9SH
Samuel-von-Pufendorf Gymnasium, Floeha, Germany,  Sat 2007-04-28   14:19
UTC via DL0GYM

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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