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ARISS event -Los Padres Council Troop 105, Santa Barbara,CA, USA, Tue (Aug 19) at 15:38 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 17 ARISS school contact has
been planned with participants from the Los Padres Council Troop 105,
Santa Barbara, CA on 19 August. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 1538 UTC.

The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and K6TZ. The
contact should be audible over western North America. Interested parties
are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants
are expected to conduct the conversation in English. 

Troop 105 is based in Goleta, California. We were founded in 1967 and
have provided the scouting experience to our boys for over 40 years. We
belong to the South Coast District of the Los Padres Council. Our
monthly program includes weekly meetings and monthly outings. We
participate in the annual district Camporee and attend a week long
summer camp. We also perform service for our community and our sponsor,
St. Raphael Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Scouting is a program that builds character, leadership, and values
through fun, friendship, skills' instruction, competition, and service. 

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

1. What is your favorite experiment on the space station?
2. What kind of computer do you have available to use on the space
3. How long do plants live in a space environment?
4. Can you tell us what weightlessness is like?
5. What does the food taste like?
6. What kind of shapes can you make with liquids in weightlessness?
7. How much sleep do you get?
8. What do you do when you get bored?
9. How did scouting help you in your career?
10. How often do supplies come?
11. How often are new components added to the space station?
12. How do you do your laundry?
13. What is your favorite: being an astronaut or your other interests?
14. How much time do you get to yourself?
15. What is your favorite aspect of scouting?
16. At what age did you first want to be an astronaut?
17. What is the most difficult task you have to do on the space station?
18. Tell us about the view of Earth.
19. Do you ever get afraid of heights?
20. Do you ever see any other satellites or space junk during your

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

Next planned event(s): 
Schulehaus Feld 1, Richterswil, CH-8805, Switzerland, Sat 2008-08-30
13:50 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

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.ariss.org/ (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of

Thank you & 73, 
Kenneth - N5VHO 

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