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ARISS Event - Department of Astronomy & Space Sciences(DASS) at Kuwait Science Club, Safat,Kuwait - Monday (July 14) at 1705 UTC



ARISS event - Department of Astronomy & Space Sciences (DASS) at Kuwait
Science Club, Safat, Kuwait - Monday (July 14) at 1705 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 17 ARISS school contact has
been planned with participants from the Department of Astronomy & Space
Sciences (DASS) at Kuwait Science Club in Safat, Kuwait, on 14 July.
The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 17:05 UTC.

The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and WH6PN.  The
contact should be audible in Hawaii.  Interested parties are invited to
listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink.  The participants are expected to
conduct the conversation in English.

The Department of Astronomy & Space Sciences (DASS)
(http://www.astronomy.ksclub.org) at Kuwait Science Club located in
South Surrah, Kuwait, aims to spread scientific awareness in the fields
of
astronomy and space sciences by actively engaging the public in
exploring
the cosmos.

This educational activity will educate young people and public about
space
stations, satellites and ham radio.  There will be a brief presentation
about the International Space Station and amateur radio, and short
biography
about the astronaut Greg Chamitoff, a 3-D movie of the summary mission
for
ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter.

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

1. What benefits do you get from space?

2. How long it takes to travel to space?

3. Why do you eat liquids instead of original food?

4. What do you think of being astronaut?

5. Do you advise me to be an astronaut? And why?

6. How can you eat in space?

7. Did you discover anything new in space?

8. How long does it takes to reach Mars?

9. Are there signs of life in other planets?

10. What did you see during your time exploring?

11. How did you manage to maintain a healthy diet?

12. How does it feel to be in space?

13. Did you see any aliens?

14. Can you see the other face of the moon?

15. What work do you do on the Space Station?

16. What did you gain from being an astronaut?

17. What does it feel like to be floating?

18. What is the hardest thing to adjust to in space?

19. How does zero gravity affect your body?

20. What is the most interesting information, or object, that you found
    in 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):

European Space Camp 2008, Zanka Children and Youth Centre, near Lake
Balaton, Zanka, Hungary, direct via HA5KHC Thu 2008-07-24 19:01 UTC 59
deg

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,

Stephen H. Ponder, N5WBI

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