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ARISS Event Monday @ 10:23 UTC



Please join us in listening to the ISS contact with participants at the

*Special** **John** **Glenn** **event,** **State** **Records** **Office** **
of** **Western** **Australia** **,Perth,** **Western** **Australia,**
**Australia
Mon** **2012-02-20** **10:23:01** **UTC** **via** **AH6NM*



The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The
contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and AH6NM in Hawaii. The contact
should be audible over the west coast of the U.S. Interested parties are
invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to
be conducted in English.



On February 20, this year, WA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of a very
significant event. On that day in 1962, John Glenn became the first
American to orbit the Earth in the *Friendship** **7* spacecraft. On this
mission, Glenn flew over Perth and the people of Perth turned on their
lights to acknowledge his mission. Glenn observed that the city was clearly
visible from space and Perth became known worldwide as the ‘City of Light’.
This early space exploration mission set the stage for the *Gemini* and *
Apollo* programs which culminated in NASA landing men on the moon.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Glenn’s orbit, on Monday 20 February
2012 Perth will stage a public event at the Northbridge Piazza, featuring a
live audio link to the International Space Station as it orbits the Earth.

The highlight of the event will be the recorded opening address by John
Glenn and an opportunity for young people to speak with and ask questions
of the astronauts on the International Space Station………



Audio from this contact will be fed into the:

EchoLink *AMSAT* (101377) and *JK1ZRW* (277208) servers

IRLP Node 9010 Discovery Reflector



 Audio on Echolink is generally transmitted around 20 minutes prior to the
contact taking place so that you can hear some of the preparation that
occurs. IRLP will begin just prior to the ground station call to the ISS.



Please note that on Echolink there are automatic breaks of 1.5 seconds in
the audio transmission. These occur every 2.5 minutes during the event. Breaks
on IRLP are manual and occur approximately after every third question.



** Contact times are approximate. If the ISS executes a reboost or other
manoeuvre, the AOS (Acquisition Of Signal) time may alter by a few minutes
**


73,

John - AG9D

ARISS Audio Distribution
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