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ARISS event - Glenden State School, Glenden, Queensland,Australia - Wed. (April 04) 22:39 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 14 ARISS school contact has
been planned with students at Glenden State School, Glenden, Queensland,
Australia on 04 April. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately
22:39 UTC.

The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and VK4KHZ. The
contact should be audible in Eastern portions of Australia. Interested
parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The
participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.
Additional listening options are listed below.
IRLP -  Connect to the IRLP reflector 9010.  
You may also connect via the IRLP Discovery website  at

EchoLink -  The audio from this contact should be available on the
EchoLink *AMSAT*  (node 101 377) and the *JK1ZRW* (node 277 208)
conference rooms. Please connect to the *JK1ZRW* server to keep the load
light on the *AMSAT* server.  This will ensure good audio quality for
all listeners. 

Glenden State School is a Prep (Preschool) to Grade 12 Campus, situated
about 180km from the nearest populated centre, Mackay, in the state of
Queensland, in north-eastern Australia.  The school and town were
purpose-built, on what was formerly grazing land, to service the
Newlands Coal Mine.  At present, our school has 230 students and 16
teaching staff.

Students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows: 
1. What made you want to have such a fun but risky job?
2. What preparation is needed before beginning your mission on the
International Space Station?
3. How many years did it take to get trained to become an astronaut?
4. Can you have a pet rabbit in the Space Station?
5. What are the biggest dangers you face in space?
6. What happens to your blood in space?
7. When you are near the sun, is there any other way to see the corona
besides during an eclipse?
8.  What is your number one goal in space?
9. How does the Space Station stay in orbit and what Newton's Law of
Motion is acting upon the Station?
10. How do you get electricity on the Space Station?
11. How do you cope with missing everybody on Earth?
12. Do your tears float when you cry in space?
13. Can you see any effects of global warming from the Space Station?
14. How do you know if it's night or day on the Space Station?
15. How do you open cupboards without the food floating out? 
16. What do you do if you lose all communication with Earth? 
17. How do you use the toilet in space?    
18. Has an astronaut ever had his or her birthday on the Space Station
and, if so, how do you celebrate?
19. In the Station, how hot and cold does it get?

Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS is not functioning in the
automatic modes properly and may be silent more than usual. Information
about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be found at
http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact .

Next planned event(s): 
Dutch Ministry of Education Delta Researchers School,  telebridge via
NN1SS, Tue 2007-04-10 07:25 UTC
Salt Creek Primary School, Salt Creek, Australia,  telebridge via W6SRJ,
Thu 2007-04-12 03:10 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

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.rac.ca/ariss  (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of

Thank you & 73,
Kenneth - N5VHO 

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