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ARISS event - Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando,Florida USA, Tuesday (Jul 17) 18:27 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 15 ARISS school contact has
been planned with children at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in
Orlando, Florida USA on 17 July. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 18:27 UTC.

The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and W6SRJ. The
contact should be audible in western portions of the United States.
Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink.
In addition, the audio should be available via IRLP and EchoLink. The
participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English. 

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is located in Orlando, Florida. It
is one of the few hospitals in the United States where obstetrics and
children's services are combined, increasing the chances for survival of
high-risk newborns as well as enhancing the quality of care for mother
and child. The children who participate in this contact will be patients
at the hospital. It will be an exciting surprise and enriching
experience that will make their hospital stay a memorable event. 

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

1. What kind of food do you eat, and is it good?
2. How long can you stay out on a spacewalk?
3. What experiments are you doing in space?
4. What duties are yours on the Space Station?
5. How do you communicate with your family?
6. What do you do if you get sick in space?
7. What can you see on Earth from Space?
8. How long will the Space Station last?
9. What skills do I need to be an astronaut?
10. What is your favorite thing to do on the Space Station?
11. How does the Space Station stay in orbit?
12. How does the air stay fresh on the Space Station?
13. If an object hits the Space Station, what would you do?
14. What was your launch in the shuttle like?
15. How much water do you use, and how do you get it?
16. Do the solar panels provide all the power for the Space Station?
17. How many computers do you use on the Space Station?
18. When and how will you return to Earth?
19. How do you exercise in space?
20. How many persons can stay on the Space Station?

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

Next planned event(s): 
Challenger Learning Center of Lucas County, Oregon, Ohio via KB9UPS, Wed
2007-07-25  11:38 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 <http://www.rac.ca/ariss>   (graciously hosted
by the Radio Amateurs of Canada). 

Thank you & 73, 
Kenneth - N5VHO 

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