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ARISS event - McCall-Donnelly School District, McCall,Idaho USA, Thursday (Aug 16) 15:14 UTC



An International Space Station / STS-118 ARISS school contact has been
planned with children in the McCall-Donnelly School District in McCall,
Idaho, USA on 16 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately
15:14 UTC.

The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and VK4KHZ. The
contact should be audible in eastern Australia. 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. 

McCall-Donnelly School District consists of two high schools, one middle
school, and two elementary schools for approximately 900 students.  The
school district's motto is "Educating Students for Life". Located in
McCall, Idaho; the district is nestled in amongst the Payette National
Forest.   A former logging community, McCall located about 100 miles
north of Boise and is now considered a year round resort destination
with the nickname "Ski Town USA". Barbara Morgan taught in the district
for years and was an active member of the community. The district
science team works closely with the State Department of Education and
the University of Idaho as members of Idaho Reaches Into Space (IRIS) to
coordinate classroom activities and assemblies developed by NASA
aerospace educators and aligned to Idaho achievement standards. 

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


1) How many years did you train to become an astronaut? 
2) How did your body feel during the launch? 
3) What is your main duty on this mission? 
4) What do you do in your free time? 
5) Is it hard to eat in microgravity? 
6) Is there anything that looks like it is moving on Earth? 
7) How do you sleep in space? 
8) How do you exercise on the space station? 
9) What is the temperature outside the space station? 
10) What protects the space station from asteroids? 
11) If you had to choose one, would you be an astronaut or a teacher?   

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

Next planned event(s): 
Nanjing No. 3 High  School, Nanjing, Jiangsu, P.R.China, direct via
BY4RRR Sun 2007-08-26 10:44  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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