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ARISS event - Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, India,Fri (Nov 07) at 07: 15 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 18 ARISS school contact has
been planned with participants at Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, India
on 07 November. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 0715

The contact will be a telebridge contact between stations NA1SS and
W6SRJ. The contact should be audible over western N. America. Interested
parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The
participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English. 

Dibrugarh University, the easternmost University of India was set up in
1965 under the provisions of the Dibrugarh University Act, 1965 enacted
by the Assam Legislative Assembly. It is a teaching-cum-affiliating
University with limited residential facilities. The University is
situated at Rajabheta at a distance of about five kilometers to the
south of the premier town of the Dibrugarh in the eastern part of Assam
as well as India. Dibrugarh, a commercially and industrially advanced
town in the entire north-eastern region also enjoys a unique place in
the fields of Art, Literature and Culture. The district of Dibrugarh is
well known for its vast treasure of minerals (including oil and natural
gas and coal), a flora and fauna and largest concentration of tea
plantations. The diverse tribes with their distinct dialects, customs,
traditions and culture form a polychromatic ethnic mosaic which makes
this area a veritable paradise for the study of Anthropology and
Sociology, beside Art and Culture.

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

1. How do you feel in zero gravity ? 
2. Which part of the Earth and space do you find most beautiful ? 
3. Have you seen the mighty Brahmaputra ? 
4. How do you manage yourself out there ? Are there any facilities for
your entertainment ? 
5. How long do you sleep ? 
6. What is the mission behind your space tour ? 
7. How does it feel while escaping the gravity ?
8. Have you found anything which could be beneficial to the world as a
9. What kind of changes do you expect on your return to Earth ?
10. How was your experience while voting for the presidential election ?
11. Do you want to visit Dibrugarh University ? 
12. How far are you from earth at this time?
13. How does Assam look from space ?
14. Will you please take a clip of Dibrugarh University from space ?
15. What you do when you remember your family?
16. What measures you take while sleeping ?
17. How was your maiden trip ?
18. Can you see any seasonal changes on Earth ?
19. Probably you are much acquainted with Assamese culture as a son in
law from Assam, we heard that you can speak little Assamese. Can you say
something in Assamese? 

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

Next planned event(s): 
1. Anderson's Creek, Primary School, Warrandyte, Victoria, Australia,
telebridge via VK5ZAI, Mon 2008-11-10 07:56 UTC
2. International Education Week (Poolesville, MD, Quito, Ecuador and
Raleigh, NC) telebridge via WH6PN, Fri 2008-11-14 15:02 UTC
3. 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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