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ARISS Event - Redmond High School, Redmond, WA,Monday (Apr. 16) 21:23UTC

An International Space Station ARISS school contact has been planned with students at Redmond High School, Redmond, WA on 16 April. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 21:23 UTC.

The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and ON4ISS. The contact should be audible in portions of Europe. 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 <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 <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.


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

1. What significance does space exploration have for you? (i.e. Why did you want to go?)

2. What was your biggest fear about space travel and living before you left?

3. What was takeoff like? Did you feel a lot of pressure? Did it feel fast?

4. What did you do during the two days it took to get to the space station?

5. What was the first thing you did in zero gravity?

6. Can you see the Great Wall of China from space with your eyes?

7. What changes have you noticed in the shape or functioning of your body?

8. What do you think when you look out the window and see the earth from space?

9. When you look down on the earth, can you see the impact of humans?

10. What is your sleep pattern aboard the ISS? Do you sleep eight hours straight?

11. What personal items did you bring with you, and why?

12. Did you wish to be a space traveler when you were still a kid?

13. When you were in training, was there a computer game or program given to you that helped you prepare?

14. What do you expect coming back from space to be after a week or two? Will it be hard to move?

15. Since there is no up and down in space, do you still get dizzy if you spin yourself around?

16. Why do you think it is important for people to travel into space?

17. What does an astronaut / cosmonaut do for fun in space?

18. With which earth time zone is the ISS synchronized and why that particular one?

19. How much math is involved in becoming an astronaut?

20. Why was your transportation to the space station facilitated by the Russian space program instead of NASA? 

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 <http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact>  .

Next planned event(s): 
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 <http://www.rac.ca/ariss>   (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of Canada). 

Thank you & 73, 
Kenneth - N5VHO 

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