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ARISS event - Osnovna skola Pazin, Pazin, Croatia,Monday (April 07) at 14:47 UTC



An International Space Station Expedition 16 ARISS school contact has
been planned with participants at the Osnovna skola Pazin, Pazin,
Croatia on 07 April. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately
14:47 UTC.

The contact will be a direct between stations OR4ISS and 9A7P. The
contact should be audible over most of Europe. Interested parties are
invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are
expected to conduct the conversation in English. Audio from the QSO is
planned to be fed into the EchoLink *AMSAT* (101 377) and *JK1ZRW* (277
208) servers during the contact.

Elementary school Vladimir Nazor from Pazin is a school with more than
hundred years tradition, founded in 1890. It is one of the highest rated
schools in this part of the country, with more than 1500 pupils.
Robotics, electronics and ham radio activities are more popular every
day, with pupils achieving awards in national competitions.  Astronomy
is one of the latest after-school activities, which combined with
existing ham radio activities resulted in applying for the ISS school
contact.

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

1. When you were in space for the first time, how old were you?
2. How long does it take from Earth to ISS?
3. Were you afraid of going to ISS?  
4. What is the most frightening in space? 
5. Is any plant or vegetable planted in space?
6. Do you have any animals abroad ISS?
7. Have you seen any aliens? 
8. What do you drink and eat?
9. Does food spoil faster or slower?
10. Is it boring in space sometimes?
11. Is there any space sport? 
12. Do you listen to any radio or music?
13. Do you play any instruments on the station?
14. Do you play any social games?
15. Is it hard getting used to life in space?
16. How do you shower?
17. What thing do you miss the most in space?
18. Which is the biggest man-made building or construction in space?
19. Do you see satellites from ISS?
20. What is Space shuttle's maximum speed?
21. What is the ISS fuel consumption? 
22. What do you think about ARISS school contacts?
23. Are your experiments dangerous?
24. Did you ever see a vulcano eruption from space?

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): 
Han Gwang Boys & Girls High School,  Pyeong Taek City, Republic of Korea
Sun 2008-04-13 about 10:57 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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