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ARISS event - Kodomo Support Project, Kyoto, Japan,Wednesday (Mar 26) 10:41 UTC



 
An International Space Station Expedition 16 ARISS school contact has
been planned with participants at the Kodomo Support Project, Kyoto,
Japan on 26 March. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately
10:41 UTC.

The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and 8N3KRP. The
contact should be audible over Most of Japan. Interested parties are
invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are
expected to conduct the conversation in English. 

"NPO(Non Profit Organization) The Child Support Project" was
established in April 2006 in Kyoto, aimed at helping and  networking
parents, people and communities related to  child care and education.
The establishment of the community coexisting mutually and supporting
each other is the main purpose of "NPO the Child Support Project". All
the members of  "NPO The Child Support Project" agreed to apply for
"ARISS School Contact" and enthusiastically started to prepare for the
application in July 2006. Children, who will be joining this program are
from elementary and junior high school in Kyoto. They have been chosen
by general public advertisement. Most are from Shichijo junior high
school and two of the members are from elementary school.

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

1. Is there a temperature in space?
2. What color is the moon from space?
3. What do you want to eat first when you come back to Earth?
4. Why is it dark in space when the sun is there?
5. What experiments are you working on now?
6. I guess you liked science when you were at school. What subject did
you NOT like?
7. What is it like to have many mornings and nights in a day?
8. Have you ever seen an UFO from the space station?
9. Can you see an aurora from the ISS?
10. Is the oxygen supply limited on the ISS?
11. Is space food delicious?
12. What made you decide to become an astronaut?
13. How did you feel when you first arrived at the ISS?
14. What does Earth look like from space?
15. How much free time do you have a day?
16. How do you take pictures from space?  Can you use an ordinary
digital camera?
17. How heavy is your space suit?
18. What has impressed you most about being in space?
19. Do you think there may be aliens somewhere in space?
20. What's your favorite space food?

Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at
http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact . Packet is transmitted
on 145.825 simplex.

Next planned event(s): 
Shanghai Youth Centre of Science and Technology Education, Xuhui,
Shanghai, China Tue 2008-04-01 08:10 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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