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Upcoming ARISS contact with Foster Heights Elementary,Bardstown, Kentucky

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Foster Heights Elementary sponsored by Nelson County Area Technology Center, Bardstown, Kentucky on 28 Jan. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 16:14 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and K4SSA. The contact should be audible over portions of the middle and eastern U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.



Foster Heights serves students in pre-school through fifth grade. We have 28 homeroom classrooms and several reading, math, speech, special needs and gifted/talented resource and interventionist teachers. Students receive related arts instruction in art, music, physical education, library and guidance. Our staff strives to fulfill the mission and vision of providing a strong academic program within a positive learning environment, in partnership with our families and community. We teach our students the responsible decision-making skills necessary for them to become productive citizens. Regular evaluation and support help ensure success. We provide instruction that meets the needs of all learners and prepare "Honorable, Understanding Successful, Knowledgeable, Independent, Empowered Students" to become life-long learners and contributing citizens of a changing society. Foster Heights is located in Bardstown, which is in Nelson County, Kentucky. Our school is within the city limits, but we are a county school. 



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


1.  What do the stars look like from space?

2.  How far do you go into space?

3.  What does it feel like to be in space?

4.  How you make your food in space?

5.  Have you ever lost anything in space?

6.  What is your favorite thing to eat while in space?

7.  What do you do for entertainment?

8.  Are there windows that you can see out from? If so, what do you see?

9.  What do you think space will look like in the future?

10. Why hasn't anyone walked on Mars?

11. Do you think humans will ever live on another planet?

12. Can you feel the heat from the sun?

13. How long does it take to launch into space?

14. How much force does it take for the spaceship to get off of the ground?

15. When you are in space and go to sleep, how do you sleep with no gravity?

16. Is your job fun?

17. What has been your best experience in space?

18. How do you use the bathroom in space?

19. What is the most exciting thing you have done in space?

20. What is the best and worst thing about being in space?

21. How do you take a shower and brush your teeth?

22. How many people are in the station with you?

23. Do you think there are more planets?

24. How many flags are on the moon?

25. What is it like not having gravity compared to having gravity?

26. When you were little kid, did you dream of being an astronaut?

27. What does it feel like when you are traveling through the layers of the   


28. How far up in space are you right now, in miles?

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


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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,

David - AA4KN

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