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ARISS event - Malaysian Group of Schools #3,National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,Tuesday (Oct 16) 16:28 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 16 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 16:28 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
English. 

This will be the third 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
spaceflight.  

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. What is the difference between looking at the moon from earth and
from space?
2. How do you feel as a chosen one to go in space?
3. Are you nervous about your return journey to earth?
4. Being in space, what do you miss the most?
5. What are the chances of a meteoroid hitting the ISS?
6. What voltage does the ISS uses?
7. How do you wash your clothes in space?
8. Do you wish to return to space again?
9. Does the air you breathe in the ISS smells different from earth?
10. Did becoming an astronaut influence your life?  If so, how did it?
11. Did somebody inspire you to become an astronaut?
12. Who were your role models from space exploration?
13. What is your unusual experience in space to date?
14. Would you like to visit another planet?
15. How much spare time do you have and what do you do to entertain
yourself?
16. What is the last thing that you want to do in space?
17. Will you be bringing any personal imagery back?
18. How did you feel when you saw mother earth from space for the first
time?
19. What is the hardest part of your training?
20. Can you see any meteoroids from the ISS?

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

2. 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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