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Upcoming ARISS contact with Toyota Children's Scientific Expedition, Toyota, Aichi, Japan

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Toyota Children's Scientific Expedition, Toyota, Aichi, Japan on 18 April. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:05 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8N2T. The contact should be audible over Japan and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.



The Toyota children's scientific expedition was established in 2009, and the children are learning many knowledge of science and engineering through various experiments.



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


1.  Can you play tennis in space?

2.  Can you see the eye of a hurricane from space?

3.  When do you miss Earth the most?

4.  What do the planets and stars look like from the space station?

5.  What do you do on your days off in space?

6.  Why did you want to become an astronaut?

7.  What do you do if you get hurt or catch a cold?

8.  Can you see falling stars from space?

9.  Can you bring dogs or cats into space?

10. What do the astronauts do on the space station?

11. Can you see rainbows from space?

12. What do tall mountains look like from space?

13. Do you ever have disagreements with other astronauts?

14. What is your favorite food on the space station?

15. How do you drink in space?

16. What do you do when you need to change clothes in space?

17. Why did you want to go into space?

18. Have you met any aliens?

19. Can you send letters from space to Earth?

20. What color is the sky in space?



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


Next planned event(s):


    1. Primary School "Dante Alighieri" De Neuquen, Neuquen - Patagonia, 

       Argentina, direct via LU8YY

       Mon 18 Apr 2011, 12:25 UTC


    2. Istituto Comprensivo Dedalo 2000 - Scuola  secondaria di Cingia de'  

       Botti (CR), Solarolo Rainerio, Italy, telebridge via W6SRJ

       Sat 23 Apr 2011, 09:13 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,

David - AA4KN


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