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ARISS event - Salt Creek Primary School, Salt Creek,Australia, Thursday, (12 Apr) 03:10 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 14 ARISS school contact has been planned with students at Salt Creek Primary School, Salt Creek, Australia on 12 April. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 03:10 UTC.

The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and W6SRJ. The contact should be audible in portions of western and central 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.
Salt Creek Primary School is a tiny school with 20 students and 3 staff located 80 km north of Kingston on Highway 1 in South. Australia .  With the 20 questions for you to answer the whole school is involved! Salt Creek consists of a Roadhouse, School, a Parks & Wild Life Headquarters and half dozen houses. The school caters for isolated sheep and cattle farmers in the area. When the children reach high school age they either come to Kingston or go to boarding school.

Students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows: 
1. In space are you weightless?. 
2. How far away are you from earth?
3. What do you eat? 
4. Do you run in to any asteroids?
5. How long does it take to orbit around the earth?
6. When was the space station made?  
7. Have you ever seen a black hole and if you have what does it look like?
8. What does the sun look like?
9. Have you seen any U.F.OS?
10. What jobs do you have in space?
11. How do you get food up there?
12. What do you do up in space?
13. What do you do in your space time?
14. Where do you go if you get hurt?
15. Do you have children and how long till you see them again?
16. What does it feel like when you blast off?
17. How do you breathe on the space station?
18. How does the rocket go?
19. What is the best part of being an astronaut?
20. How big is the space station?

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