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ARISS Event - NASA Johnson Space Center (Gilruth) Teacherto Teacher Workshop, Houston, Texas, USA,Thursday (May 31) 17:32 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 15 ARISS school contact has
been planned with the NASA/Johnson Space Center's Teacher to Teacher
Workshop on 31 May 2007. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 17:32 UTC.

The contact will be a Telebridge between stations NA1SS and WH6PN.
ARISS ground station W6SRJ is located in Honolulu, Hawaii.  NA1SS will
be operated by US astronaut Sunita Williams, KD5PLB.  The participants
are expected to conduct the conversation in English.

Additional listening options are listed below:

IRLP - Connect to the IRLP reflector 9010.  You may also connect via the
IRLP Discovery website at http://www.discoveryreflector.ca/listen.htm.

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.

The U.S. Department of Education and NASA are working together to offer
a Teacher to Teacher Workshop at Johnson Space Center.  Approximately
300 K-12 educators from around the nation will be participating in a two
day workshop involving professional development in science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  In addition, teachers will be
participating in an ARISS contact with Expedition 15 Flight Engineer
Suni Williams on the ISS.  Teachers will be asking the following
questions to Suni Williams.  The objective is to make teachers aware of
the unique opportunities that NASA education offers to enhance
curriculum and inspire students in STEM careers.

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

1. What do you enjoy most about the International Space Station? 

2. What is the first thing you are going to do when you return home? 

3. What impact do you think the ISS will have on the education of
America's youth and students around the world? 

4. Can you describe your daily routine or activities?   

5. Do you keep a typical sleep schedule? 

6. Is there certain amount of bone deterioration in individuals that
stay in space for extended periods and if so how do you deal with it? 

7. Are there any crew diet limitations on the space station?  Do crew
meals include a full spectrum of meat, vegetables, grains, etc? 

8. How are the astronauts chosen for missions?  

9.  Do you experience air- or motion-sickness?  

10. Can you explain one exciting thing that you learned and didn't
expect onboard the ISS? 

11. When you are working outside of the ISS, can you feel any
temperature differences as you pass from sunlight into the shadow of the
Space Station? 

12. What lights can you see on Earth as you pass overhead during the

13. How did math help you to be an astronaut?  

14. How far away from earth are you and how do you measure this?  

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,

Stephen Ponder - N5WBI

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