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ARISS event - Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington,DC., USA, Saturday (Sep 29) 16:28 UTC



An International Space Station Expedition 15 ARISS school contact has
been planned with participants at Smithsonian Air and Space Museum,
Washington, DC., USA on 29 Sep. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 16:28 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. 

The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum maintains
the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It
is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and
technology of aviation and space flight, as well as planetary science
and terrestrial geology and geophysics.  This ARISS contact is part of
the family day events Commemorating 50 Years in Space.  This event is
made possible by the generous support of the Charles Simonyi Fund for
Arts and Sciences.

This will be a live public event. Persons selected from the audience
(mainly students) will be asking the questions so no advance copy is
available.

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.

Next planned event(s): 
1. Town of Anamizu ARISS School Contact Executive Committee,
Anamizu-town, Housu-gun Ishikawa, Japan, via  8J9ISS  Sat 2007-10-06
09:24 UTC

2. 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
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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