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ARISS event - Art and Pat Goforth Elementary, League City,Texas USA, Wednesday (Sep 26) 16:52 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 15 ARISS school contact has
been planned with participants at Art and Pat Goforth Elementary, League
City, Texas USA on 26 Sep. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 16:52 UTC.

The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and WH6PN. The
contact should be audible in Hawaii. 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. 

Goforth Elementary, one of 24 elementary schools in Clear Creek ISD, is
a K-5th grade campus of approximately 915 students.  We are an Exemplary
rated campus.  Our beautiful elementary school is named for longtime
Clear Creek ISD educators Art and Pat Goforth. Mrs. Goforth was the
first female high school assistant principal in Clear Creek ISD. Mr.
Goforth was the first assistant principal in the district and served as
Clear Creek High principal for 10 years. 

Clay Anderson, ISS astronaut, is the parent of one of our First Grade
students.  His daughter will be asking the first question during the
contact.  Her class and the 5th grade classes have been working hard
developing questions for our upcoming contact with Clay Anderson.

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

1. What's it like to live in space?
2. How does it feel when you are lifting off?
3. How do you get back to Earth safely?
4. Why did you choose to live on the space station?
5. What do hurricanes look like in space?
6. How often do you get to communicate with your family and friends?
7. How do you eat up in space? Does the food taste the same as it does
on Earth?
8. Why can't you bring regular food that we eat on Earth into space?
9. How do you sleep? Do you lie in the air?
10. Do you ever feel like there is no atmosphere or air?
11. How often do you see the sun?
12. When there is a tsunami on earth can you see the water cover the
land or see where the tsunami started?
13. How does earth and all the other planets look from the space
14. What do you do on the space station when you have free time?
15. Can you burp in space?
16. What is your job on the space station?
17. Have you taken a space walk? What is it like?
18. How does it feel to be weightless?
19. What is the temperature like in outer space?
20. How much time have you spent in space?
21. How long did it take to get to the space station?
22. Do you ever get sick in space?
23. Is it hard to breathe in the space station?
24. Have you ever compared the rocks on the moon with earth's rocks?
25. Do you enjoy doing front flips in zero gravity?

Information about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be found at
http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact . Packet is now active
on 145.825 simplex but will be shut down prior to the Soyuz relocation
activity planned for Sep 27.

Next planned event(s): 
1. Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC., telebridge via
WH6PN Sat 2007-09-29 16:28 UTC

2. Town of Anamizu ARISS School Contact Executive Committee,
Anamizu-town, Housu-gun Ishikawa, Japan, via  8J9ISS  Sat 2007-10-06
09:24 UTC

3. Prairielands Council, Boy Scouts of America,  Space Jamboree Camp
Robert Drake (Oakwood, IL), Champaign, Illinois, telebridge  via VK4KHZ
Sat 2007-10-06 19:12 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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