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ARISS event - Kenneth J. Carberry Intermediate School,Emmett, Idaho USA, Wednesday (May 16) 18:47 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 15 ARISS school contact has been planned with students at Kenneth J. Carberry Intermediate School, Emmett, Idaho USA on 16 May. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 18:47 UTC.

The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and W7VT. The contact should be audible in western portions of 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.

Kenneth J. Carberry Intermediate School in Emmett, Idaho has approximately 410 students in grades 4 through 6. Boise, our capital city, is only 30 miles away. We are located in a beautiful valley that is rapidly changing from a rural farming community to a commuter suburb of Boise. We are proud to be a 2004 NASA Explorer School. Our NASA Family Nights, Character Education Program and music program are further sources of pride. We also offer an after-school science club, the Discovery Club, that has a membership of over 150 students.

Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows: 
1. If NASA can stop bone loss in astronauts in space, can they stop it on earth, too? 
2. As we continue to explore, where should we set up our next base---the moon or Mars, and why? 
3. Is controlling Canadarm 2 like playing the Gamecube or is it more high tech? 
4. If two objects of different masses are in orbit, will the larger mass attract the smaller? 
5. If you need to check outside for problems, what do you use? 
6. Has any spacecraft been hit by space debris? 
7.  How many different food choices do you have for lunch? 
8. How do you determine the mass of an object in space? 
9. Would fish be able to live and swim in microgravity? 
10. Do you ever get to talk to your family? If so, how often? 
11. Is NASA using anything besides exercise to stop bone loss? 
12. What abilities should you have before applying to be an astronaut? 
13. What do you miss about Earth that you can't have on the ISS? 
14. If you take a partially inflated balloon outside the station, what will happen to it? 
15. If a small object hits the station, what would you do? 
16. What are you trained to do if there are large solar flares coming toward the station? 
17. Once in a while do you forget where you are and try to eat things the way you would on earth? 
18. When you launched from Earth, how did you feel during the acceleration? 
19. Why are the solar arrays so large? Can they be smaller? 
20. If I were to become an astronaut, what would I need to get to the ISS? 

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): 
Toyon Elementary, San Jose, California, direct via K6MFW Mon 2007-05-21 17:18 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 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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