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ARISS event - Malaysian Group of Schools #2,National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,Monday (Oct 15) 16:06 UTC

An International Space Station ARISS school contact has been planned
with one of five Malaysian Group of Schools at the National Planetarium
in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 15 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 16:06 UTC.

The contact will be a direct between and Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor -
9W2MUS and station 9M2RPN. The contact should be audible in most of
Malaysia. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz
downlink. The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in

This will be the second ARISS opportunity to establish a radio link
between school children and the ISS, also talking to our Malaysian
Astronaut. This is going to be a most stimulating experience for school
children to learn first hand something about Space and human

These contacts will hopefully energize students to look beyond their
school syllabus and learn about space, technology as well as about
amateur radio. We hope that this opportunity would serve as an
educational tool how science in space could improve life on Earth.

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

1. In your first flight path over Malaysia, what were your feelings?
2. How do you sleep in zero gravity?
3. What do you avoid doing most in space?
4. What is the height of the ISS at the moment?
5. What speed is the ISS traveling at?
6. What is one thing you've learned being up in the space station?
7. How do you exercise in space?
8. What do you miss most when you are in space?
9. How do you get rid of waste?
10. Can you see Malaysia from space?  
11. What kind of food do you eat in the ISS?
12. What made you want to become an astronaut?
13. What experiment are you doing on board the ISS?
14. What do you do in your spare time?
15. What happens when you have tears in your eye?
16. Is it quiet or noisy in your working cabin?
17. What kind of personal belongings are you allowed to bring to the
18. This is Malaysia's 50th independence.  What are your feelings?
19. Do you wear shoes in space?
20. What do you look forward to do most in space?

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

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

3. 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

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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