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ARISS event - Newcomers Club in Saitama, Iruma, Sitama,Japan, Sat (Nov 15) at 10:28 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 18 ARISS school contact has been planned with participants at Newcomers Club in Saitama, Iruma, Sitama, Japan on 15 November. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 1028 UTC.

The contact will be a direct contact between stations NA1SS and JK1ZAM. The contact should be audible over eastern Asia. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English. 

After the first school contact in Japan, many children wanted to get their amateur license. In Saitama area, about 30 children got the amateur licenses. Therefore, we organized the newcomers club and applied for the school contact. Already we are teaching about the orbit of a satellite and so on. Also, the students are learning how to QSO.

Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows: 
1. Is it true that you have a plan to connect the space station to the earth with the carbon nanotube? 
2. How did you vote for presidential election ? 
3. What do you think to become an asutronaut? 
4. What is inconvenience to live under zero gravity? 
5. Is space food delicious? 
6. When do you feel difficulty in space station? 
7. Which planet would you like to visit in the future? And why ? 
8. How do you spend your free time? Do you play games? 
9. What is your favorite Japanese word? 
10. How long do you think you can live in the space station? 
11. What was today's wake-up call? What is the most favorite wake-up call? 
12. How much does it cost for round trip between the space station and the earth? 
13. Why doesn't the space station fall down? 
14. Do you clean up inside the space station? How do you clean it up? 
15. Why does the earth look blue? 
16. Can you use the Internet in the space station? 
17. I heard that the muscle gets weak if you stay in space for a long time. How long does it take to recover after you come back to the earth?

18. What was the most delicious space food you've ever eaten? 
19. Are there addresses in space? 
20. Can you see the autumn colours from space? 

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

Next planned event(s): 

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.ariss.org/ <http://www.ariss.org/>  (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of Canada). 

Thank you & 73, 
Kenneth - N5VHO 

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