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ARISS event - Shanghai Youth Centre of Science and Tech.Edu., Xuhui, Shanghai, China, Tuesday (April 01) 08:06 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 16 ARISS school contact has been planned with participants at the Shanghai Youth Centre of Science and Technology Education, Xuhui, Shanghai, China on 01 April. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:06 UTC.

The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and BY4AY. The contact should be audible over Eastern China. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English. 

Shanghai Youth Center of Science & Technology Education (SYCSTE), an institution directly under the Shanghai Education committee, was founded on June 1 1957 and it is one of the earliest after-school educational centers for teenager in China. SYCSTE has actively played an important role in the provision of guidance, training, coordination, service and demonstration for the science and technology education carried by different districts and regions in Shanghai and has promoted the great popularization and improvement of science and technology education for Shanghai's teenagers. The above activities are carried out in accordance with the demands of quality-oriented education and the curriculum and textbook reforms, following the characteristics and rules of after-school education. Through training, guidance and activities, SYCSTE devotes itself to cultivating and enhancing students' abilities. We have been operating the SYCSTE Amateur Radio Club (Club call: BY4AY) since 04 May. 1987. We primarily educate students on learning techniques for radio communications and making electronic toys, as well as mastering the practical operation for amateur radio communications. Over 20 license-hiders have graduated form our club at present. The main purpose of our club is to expos our students to the interesting world of natural science. And through various experiments, students achieve a true feeling of satisfaction by reaching targets set by themselves.

Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows: 
1. In the space, what does the Moon look like from the space?
2. Will humans grow taller and taller in the space station without gravity? If a baby born there, will he grow taller than Yao Ming?
3. Does your hair grow faster in the space station? Could you get a haircut?  And how? 
4. Suppose there is something wrong with the telecommunication connection, and you can't contact with the station on earth, what will you do? 
5. Have you ever planted vegetables in the space? 
6. How to deal with those life rubbish in the space?  Will they be taken back to the Earth or be left in the space?
7. Do you wish your children become astronauts, too?
8. Does your biologic time change in the space? How to set up your sleeping time?
9. Have you ever seen aliens or UFO in the space?
10. If I want to be an astronaut, what qualities are required?
11. How to deal with the carbon dioxide and other exhaust gas from humans in space station? Are there any purified equipments?
12. The flames will be up in the air when something is on fire on the Earth. What would happen if something is on fire in the cabin? 
13. Can you "walk" in the space? How do you feel?
14. How do astronauts do exercises in the space?
15. Is it boring in space sometimes?          
16. Will you feel faint in the state of zero gravity?  What actions can you do?
17. In the space, how do you drink water and go to washroom? 
18. Will you snore when you are sleeping in the space station?
19. What kind of food do you have in the space? Is there any strict regulation for that? How about your appetite?
20. What will you do if someone in the space station gets sick?
21. How do astronauts take a shower in the space?
22. What would happen if you have carelessly overturned water in the space?
23. How to avoid the clashing of the space rubbish in the space station?
24. In the space station, what kind of method you will take to participate 2008 Beijing Olympics? 

Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact . Packet is transmitted on 145.825 simplex.

Next planned event(s): 
1. Osnovna škola Pazin, Pazin, Croatia Mon 2008-04-07 about 14:52 UTC
2. Han Gwang Boys & Girls High School, Pyeong Taek City, Republic of Korea Sun 2008-04-13 about 10:59 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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