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ARISS event - Nanjing No. 3 High School, Nanjing, Jiangsu,P.R.China, Sunday (Aug 26) 10:50 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 15 ARISS school contact has
been planned with students at Nanjing No. 3 High School, Nanjing,
Jiangsu, P.R.China on 16 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 10:50 UTC.

The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and BY4RRR. The
contact should be audible in most of eastern China. 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.

Nanjing No.3 High School has a history of over 100 years. It is a
full-time school consists of 37 senior classes and 27 junior classes in
three campuses. More than 3000 students are currently studying in this
school. Besides normal courses, Chinese handwriting, English listening
and speaking, computer, fundamental volleyball skills etc. are also
taught in the school.

The school is well known for its women's volleyball team and amateur
radio club. The women's volleyball team is a 4-time world champion and
6-time national winner. The amateur radio club has completed more than
20 thousand QSOs with other stations from all over the world.

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

1. Can you see the Great Wall from the ISS?
2. Do you sweat in the space and how do you handle it?
3. If air leak happens in the ISS, what emergency actions will be taken?
4. How do you handle the waste generated in the space?
5. Is it very quiet on the ISS?
6. What does your family think of your work in the space?
7. On the ISS, in which direction will the plants grow?
8. How do you maintain oxygen supply on the ISS?
9. What does it feel like when you go through the black-out-area?
10. Is there any robot on board the ISS?
11. How far does the ISS fly per hour?
12. How can you keep ISS on its own orbit?
13. What if you happen to get sick?
14. What if you lost connection with the ground? Is it possible for the
spacecraft to go back to the earth automatically?
15. Have you ever seen some space junk with your own eyes?
16. Does earth look any different from it used to be?
17. What is the longest distance between the ISS and the earth?
18. Which time zone do you use in the space?
19. What do you feel about space walk (EVA)?
20. What do the stars look like in the space?

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

Next planned event(s): 
1) Amagasaki  Child Science Hall, Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan, direct via
8N3AMA Tue 2007-08-28  08:27 UTC 

2) Ashland Greenwood High School, Ashland, Nebraska,  direct via K0ASH
Wed 2007-08-29 16:03 UTC

3) Gail Borden  Public Library, Elgin, Illinois, direct via N9CHA  Wed
2007-09-05 18:38  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 (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of

Thank you & 73,
Kenneth - N5VHO 

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