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ARISS event - Isummasaqvik School, Quaqtag, QC Canada,Wednesday (Oct 10) 18:32 UTC



An International Space Station Expedition 15 ARISS school contact has been planned with participants at Isummasaqvik School, Quaqtag, QC Canada on 10 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 18:32 UTC.

The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and ON4ISS. The contact should be audible in most of Europe. 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. 

Population 333 
Northern tip of the Province of Quebec, near Ungava Bay. 
Languages English and Inukitut. 
School name Isummasaqvik. 
125 students 
There's lots to see on this community's territory, which covers 582 km2 (225 sq. mi.): numerous archeological sites, traditional activities and handicrafts. To the east of the village, Île Akpatok has been long recognized as a polar bear and walrus hunting ground.

Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows: 
1. How do you eat and drink your food in space? 
2. What is your job on the Space Station? 
3. How and where do you sleep? 
4. How many days have you been in space and how many more do you still have left? 
5. Can you see Arctic Canada and the Northern Lights from Space? 
6. What is the most unusual event that you have seen? 
7. What are the temperatures like outside the Space Station? 
8. Would you like to travel to Mars? Do you think that there are extra-terrestrials there? 
9. Have you ever seen or used the Canadarm? 
10. How many liters of fuel does it take to go from Earth to the Space Station? 
11. What do you like to do in your free time? 
12. What is the first thing that you see in the morning when you wake up? 
13. Is there a toilet? How do you use it? 
14. How do you wash yourselves? 
15. Why did you want to become an astronaut? 
16. How do you avoid asteroids? 
17. Why is there a Space Station? 
18. How many people work on the space station and what countries do they come from? 
19. Can you see the other side of the moon from the space station? 
20. How long does it take for you to travel from Earth to the Space Station and how fast do you move? 

Information about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be found at http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact . Packet is occasionally active on 145.825 simplex.

Next planned event(s): 
1. Malaysian Group of Schools #1 National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, direct via 9M2RPN Sun 2007-10-14 17:17 UTC

2. Malaysian Group of Schools #2 National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, direct via 9M2RPN Mon 2007-10-15 16:06 UTC

3. Malaysian Group of Schools #3 National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, direct via 9M2RPN Tue 2007-10-16 16:28 UTC

4. Malaysian Group of Schools #4 National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, direct via 9M2RPN Thu 2007-10-18 15:39 UTC

5. Malaysian Group of Schools #5 National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, direct via 9M2RPN Sat 2007-10-20 14:50 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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