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ARISS event - St. Joseph High School, Nepean, ON, Canada,Fri (Mar 27) at 13:38 UTC



An International Space Station Expedition 18 ARISS school contact has been planned with participants at St. Joseph High School, Nepean, ON, Canada on 27 March. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 1338 UTC.

The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and LU1CGB. The contact should be audible over southern S. America. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. Audio from the contact should also be available via the AMSAT conference on EchoLink and via the 9010 Discovery reflector on IRLP. The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.

Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. In consideration of the international nature of the ISS, how do you deal with religious and political differences on board?
2. What are your views on entering space via the Soyuz versus the shuttle?
3. What are the overall objectives of the ISS?
4. What is the most difficult or inconvenient thing while you stay on the ISS?
5. What do you do in your free time in the ISS?
6. What are your fears when you are in space?
7. You recently had to take refuge in the Soyuz module because of space debris; do you have to do this often?
8. With all your training and preparation, was there something that surprised you, that you were not prepared for?
9. Do you see signs of climate change from the ISS?
10. Does the ISS have any military significance?
11. How does your experience living in Neemo compare on the ISS?
12. Do you think the Space exploration will become routine?
13. With the increasing numbers of occupants on the ISS, do you anticipate problems?
14. Does the view of the universe appear different on the ISS than from earth?
15. Do you have other sources of power should the solar array fail?
16. How do you handle waste on the Space Station?
17. How long are your work shifts, and what do you do during your free time?
18. What are you looking forward most, when you return to earth?

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

Next planned event(s):
1. Istituto Comprensivo Statale "Alessandro Volta", Mandello Del Lario, Lecco, Italy, Fri 2009-03-27 14:03 UTC
2. Parkside Community College, Parkside, Cambridge, UK, Mon 2009-03-30 17:00 UTC
3. The Girl's Middle School, Mountain View, CA via K6DUE, Mon 2009-03-30 18:22 UTC
4. Science Dream Association (SDA), Kobe-city, Japan, Tue 2009-03-31 09:56 UTC
5. Marcelino Canino Canino Middle School, Dorado, Puerto Rico, Tue 2009-03-31 15:36 UTC
6. Kalori Catholic School, Wallaro, Australia, via WH6PH, Wed 2009-04-01 07:25 UTC
7. Milwee Middle School, Longwood, Florida via ON4ISS, Wed 2009-04-01 17:55 UTC
8. Miyahara Elementary School, Saitama, Japan, Thu 2009-04-02 09:14 UTC
9. CAMUS, Viry Châtillon, France, Thu 2009-04-02 13:35 UTC
10. Carl Sandburg Elementary, Kirkland, WA, via W6SRJ, Thu 2009-04-02 19:35 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 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/ (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of Canada).

Thank you & 73,
Kenneth - N5VHO

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