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ARISS event - Challenger Learning Center, Kenai, Alaska,USA, Saturday (Jul 07) 19:47 UTC



An International Space Station Expedition 15 ARISS school contact has
been planned with participants at the Challenger Learning Center in
Kenai, Alaska, USA on 07 July. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 19:47 UTC.

The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and KL7XJ. The
contact should be audible in southern portions of Alaska and
northwestern 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.

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska is a vital and valuable
educational resource for our state and is recognized as a strong
component of our state educational system. Our center provides a highly
successful on-site and distance learning environment unlike any other in
Alaska. We inspire students to study science, math and technology
through a medium of space and earth sciences education. Students are
encouraged to pursue higher educational goals and opportunities that
will better prepare them for success. This highly developed and
technologically advanced facility provides educational opportunities
tailor-made to the geographical diversity of our state, while meeting
the statewide academic standards.

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

1. Do you believe in life on other planets?
2. What do you do for entertainment in Space?
3. Can you see constellations better when up in space?
4. I heard that the Great Wall of China is visible from space.  Are
there any other man made or natural features that you have seen from the
space station?
5. What's sleeping like in space when there is no gravity to hold you or
your sheets down? 
6. Does living in space affect your hair or fingernail growth?
7. Does it feel any different floating upside-down when there is no
gravity?
8. How is the space station protected from objects flying around in
space?
9. What has been your most exciting experience on the space station?
10. What do you miss most from earth besides you family and a home
cooked meal? 
11. Does food taste different up in space?
12. How is the digestive process affected by the lack of gravity?

Information about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be found at
http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact .

Next planned event(s): 
Maples Collegiate,  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, direct via VE4NSA Thu
2007-07-12 16:45 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
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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