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ARISS event - St. Thomas' Primary School, Brisbane,Queensland, Australia , Tue (Nov 04) at 10:15 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 18 ARISS school contact has
been planned with participants at St. Thomas' Primary School, Brisbane,
Queensland, Australia on 04 November. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 1015 UTC.

The contact will be a direct contact between stations NA1SS and VK4HBK.
The contact should be audible over eastern Australia. Interested parties
are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants
are expected to conduct the conversation in English. 

Several displays are planned for the library on the school ARISS
project. These displays will have information on the NASA space program,
Amateur Radio and ARISS. They will also have a link to the school ARISS
Project web site, NASA and the current location of the International
Space Station. We also plan an interactive section where children can
listen to past ARISS school contacts. 

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

1. How did the space station get into space and how does it stay there?
2. What is it like eating and sleeping in space?
3. Do you have night and day in the space station?
4. Where does the space station get it's power from?
5. Besides humans, are there any living things on the space station?
6. Is there any danger of being hit by a meteoroid when on a space walk
and what protection do you have?
7. What do you do if some one gets sick or injured in space?
8. With astronauts on the space station from so many countries, what
time zone does it work in?
9. Do you get to speak to your family from the space station?
10. How long is it safe to live in the space station before it starts to
affect your health?
11. How do you have enough oxygen to breath on the space station?
12. What do you miss the most about earth?
13. When you have spare time on the space station what do you do to
14. What is the hardest aspect of living on a space station?
15. Where does the water supply for the space station come from?
16. How many astronauts can fit in a space shuttle and live on the space
17. What sort of experiments are done on the space station?
18. Is there any gravity in the space station?
19. Were you scared the first time you went into space?
20. Does your voice sound normal and does sound travel in space?

Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at
http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact . 

Next planned event(s): 
1. Dibrugarh University, India telebridge via W6SRJ, Fri 2008-11-07
07:15 UTC
2. Anderson's Creek, Primary School, Warrandyte, Victoria, Australia,
telebridge via VK5ZAI, Mon 2008-11-10 07:56 UTC
3. International Education Week (Poolesville, MD, Quito, Ecuador and
Raleigh, NC) telebridge via WH6PN, Fri 2008-11-14 15:02 UTC
4. Newcomers Club in Saitama, Japan direct via  JK1ZAM, Sat 2008-11-15
10:22 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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