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ARISS event - Han Gwang Boys & Girls High School,Pyeong Taek City, Gyeong Gi Province, Republic of Korea,Sunday (April 13) at 10:57 UTC

An International Space Station visiting crew ARISS school contact has been planned with participants at the Han Gwang Boys & Girls High School in Pyeong Taek City, Gyeong Gi Province, Republic of Korea on 13 April. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:57 UTC.

The contact will be a direct between stations HL0ARISS and HL0HQSC. The contact should be audible over most of Korea and parts of Eastern Asia. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in Korean. 

Han-Gwang school was founded in Pyeong-taek city in 1955 by a christian. Now it consists of 4 schools under the same name, Han-Gwang (boys' junior & senior high school and girls' junior & senior high school). Four Schools have about 250 teachers and about 5,000 students. Especially it has one Bible class a week and one worship service where every student takes part in it every Monday. 

Han-Gwang school has an amateur radio club station, DSØIC. It is the largest school club station in Korea. There are about 150 operators (about 100 students and 50 teachers) in the station. We have VHF/HF all bands and all modes of transceiver and 15 kinds of antenna system. We have won many kinds of awards and prizes of authority. In addition, a lot of amateur radio operators have been produced through our club station. 

Participants will ask as many of the following questions (Translated) as time allows: 
1. (What is your feeling of a state of zero gravity? Do you have any inconvenience of your activities? )
2. (How did you feel when you enter into the space? )
3. (How many hours do you sleep? Is your sleeping place comfortable?)
4. (There might be a lot of pieces of the broken satellites or meteorites in the space. How do you deal with the dangers of them?)
5. (How many chambers do you have in the ISS and what are their purposes?)
6. (When do you think Korea will have another chance that the next Korean astronaut can go into the space?)
7. (What is the most exciting thing you have ever experienced in the space station?)
8. (What is the most important thing which the students should learn to be an astronaut?)
9. (How about your impressions about the communications with Korean teenagers through amateur radio?)
10. (Can you see any structures on the earth from the outer space?)
11. (Can you use cellular phone or telephone in the ISS?)
12. (What kind of work are you going to do in Russia after completing the space mission?)
13. (When will you come back to Korea? And what do you want to do first after you come back to Korea?)
14. (Do you recycle the Oxygen or do other crews bring it from the earth?)
15. (What do you want to really say to Korean teenagers, now?)
16. (With what exercise do you care your health? Do you have any sporting goods?)
17. (Can you drink alcohol beverage in the space station?)
18. (I read that it is very noisy in the ISS. How noisy is it?)

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): 
1.Central Middle School West Parsippany, New Jersey USA, Mon 2008-04-14 17:03 UTC 
2.National Science Museum of Korea, Daejon, Republic of Korea, 2008-04-18 01:35 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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