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ARISS event - Fairborn, OH , USA, Thursday,(12 Apr) 19:00 UTC

An International Space Station ARISS school contact has been planned with students at Fairborn High School in Fairborn, OH on 12 April. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 19:00 UTC.

The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and VK4KHZ. The contact should be audible in portions of eastern and central 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 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 Fairborn City School district is located in Fairborn, Ohio.  Fairborn City Schools also serves the children from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.  Fairborn Primary School serves grades Pre-K-3; Fairborn Intermediate School serves grades 4-5; Baker Middle School serves grades 6, 7, and 8.  Fairborn High School serves grades 9-12.  Fairborn offers excellent special education, gifted, and college prep classes.  Fairborn works closely with Wright State University and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to enhance the educational opportunities for our students and staff.  We are approximately 15 miles from the city of Dayton and approximately 60 miles from Columbus, Ohio.  Fairborn has an outstanding teaching staff which includes 12 National Board Certified teachers and the Ohio Teacher of the Year, Mr. Eric Combs.  Fairborn High School is currently rated "Effective" on the Ohio Department of Education Report Card and our district is in Continuous Improvement.  We offer an excellent educational environment supported by an outstanding staff and administration!  Fairborn offers small hometown values with caring teachers and parents.  

Students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows: 
1. How do you communicate with the crew?
2. If you were in space and get hurt or ill what actions can you take ?
3. When you have free time while in space, what is your favorite thing to do?
4. How many g forces did you pull when leaving Earth?  How did it feel?
5. How do you combat the effects of radiation or solar flares in space?
6. Does long term exposure to zero gravity have any effect on you once you return to Earth?
7. What are the effects on your body when reentering the Earth's atmosphere?
8. Do you feel lightheaded or a feeling that all the blood is rushing from your head during liftoff?
9. Is it fun when there is no gravity?
10. Was the training to go into space for a civilian any different from the training of an experienced astronaut?
11. What would make you want to go into space in the first place?
12. Did you ever think that you would travel in space?
13. What's the affect on your body when you're in space?
14. What is your secret to success; for example, how did you get where you are today?
15. What made you want to go into space?
16. Will you be put in a decompression chamber after your voyage?  If so, for how long?
17. Do you listen to music in space?
18. What do you think you will gain by going in space?
19. What is keeping you in orbit?
20. How fast do you travel in space and does it have a relativity effect?
21. What kind of prevention measures are taken to make sure that fires will not happen on the ship and it they do what do you do then?
22. How many g's do you pull when entering the earth's atmosphere?
23. Is it easy or harder to hear sound?
24. Do you like the food?  If yes, what does it taste like?
25. When you entered space was there anything abnormal you personally experienced?
26. Why did you not go with the NASA astronauts and how did it feel entering outer space?
27. What is it like being in space?
28. How does your body react when you get back to Earth?
29. How and where do I start if I wanted to pursue the same path you have taken?
30. Is space what you imagined it would be?
31. Where and when are you going to land?
32. Are you on the day side or the night side of the planet?
33. Were you able to move in your seat during launch?

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): 
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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