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ARISS event - Malaysian Group of Schools #4,National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,Thursday (Oct 18) 15:39 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 18 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 15:39 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 fourth 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. How does one get treated for a sudden sickness in space?
2. How is the temperature in the space station controlled? Does it get
too hot or too cold?
3. What does it feel like to float in space?
4. How hard is it to change your clothes in space?
5. How is air and water in the ISS recycled?
6. Is there anything interesting that you have learned so far?
7. Does the lack of gravity in space affect your bones?
8. How long does it take to wear the spacesuit?
9. If air leak happens in the ISS, what emergency actions will be taken?
10. Can plants grow in the ISS?
11. What is the temperature inside and outside the space station?
12. What protects the ISS from asteroids?
13. Is it hard to eat in space?
14. How does ISS maintain its orbit?
15. How long does it take to get use to the loss of gravity?
16. What do you see if you look out from the window now?
17. Can you see other satellites from the ISS?
18. Does dust exist in the ISS like they do on earth?
19. What language do you use to communicate between your fellow crew?
20. Can you watch your favorite soap 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 #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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