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ARISS event -Dutch Ministry of Education Delta ResearchersSchool, The Netherlands, Tuesday, (10 Apr) 07:25 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 14 ARISS school contact has been planned with students at the Dutch Ministry of Education Delta Researchers School on 10 April. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 07:25 UTC.

The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and NN1SS. The contact should be audible in portions of Central and Eastern North America. 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 http://www.discoveryreflector.ca/listen.htm. 

EchoLink -  The audio from this contact will 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. 

To join the event: 
URL: https://e-meetings.mci.com 

To access the Audio Replay of this call, all parties can: 
1. Go to the URL listed above. 
2. Choose Audio Streaming under Join Events. 
3. Enter the conference number and passcode.  (Note that if this is a recurring event, multiple dates may be listed.) Replays are available for 30 days after the live event.

The Delta Researchers Schools project is a human spaceflight project for Dutch primary schools. The aim of the project is to encourage schools to integrate science and technology into their curriculum, using human spaceflight as a theme. The project was set up by the Dutch ministry of Education, Culture and Science, ESA and NASA. There are currently 26 primary schools participating in this project. 

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

1. Do you ever have disagreements on the ISS?  
2. How do you become an astronaut? 
3. When you disembark from a boat, it often feels like the Earth is moving under your feet. What is the feeling upon returning from space? 

4. What and how do you eat in space? Is the food good? 
5. Can you breathe on the ISS? Where does the oxygen come from?  
6. Sometimes there are magnetic storms in space, as a result of coronal mass ejections on the sun. Can a spacesuit withstand such a storm, or must astronauts go inside? 

7. Why did you become an astronaut? 
8. Can you smell in space?  
9. Do you miss your family?  
10. What was the most remarkable thing you have ever seen in space?  
11. There is a lot of debris floating around in space. Why hasn't the ISS been hit yet? Is it in a special orbit around the Earth?  

12. Can you send text messages? And can you internet in space? 
13. What does it feel like to be in space?  
14. Do you have to chew something during take off? 
15. How does the ISS stay on course? Do you have to steer, and if so, how do you do this while you sleep? 
16. Would fish in an aquarium in space know that they are weightless?  
17.  What was your first thought when you travelled into space?  
18.  What happens when you make music in space? 
19. Do watches work in space? Which time zone do you use?  
20. If you fill a balloon with helium and let go of it on the ISS, where would it go? 

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): 
Salt Creek Primary School, Salt Creek, Australia, Thu 2007-04-12 at 03:10 UTC via W6SRJ 
Fairborn High School,Fairborn,OH Thu 2007-04-12 at 19:00 UTC via VK4KHZ 
Puskas Tivadar Tavkozlesi Technikum, Budapest, Hungary, Thu 2007-04-12 at 23:15 UTC 
Redmond High School, Redmond, WA Mon  2007-04-16 at 21:17 UTC via ON4ISS 
University of Kursk, Kursk, Russia Tue 2007-04-17 at 18:33 UTC 
Cedar Points Elementary, Bristow, VA Tue 2007-04-17 at 19:05 UTC via VK5ZAI 

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

Thank you & 73, 
Kenneth - N5VHO 

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