INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION LIVE ON ECHOLINK MARCH 8th TUES 1410GMT
- INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION LIVE ON ECHOLINK MARCH 8th TUES 1410GMT
The next International Space Station's Expedition 10 ARISS school
contact will be with students at Rains High School in Emory,
Texas on Tuesday, 8 March 2005. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 14:10 GMT.
This contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and WH6PN
in Honolulu, Hawai'i, so it should be audible to anyone
in the areas of the Pacific near the islands listening in on the
145.80 MHz downlink. The participants will conduct the
conversation in English.
"Rains High School, a county school located in one of the smallest
counties in Texas, is comprised of mostly low-income
students who often do not get the opportunity to participate in
enriching programs. The opportunity to talk with the
astronauts on the International Space Station will expose our
students to a world that exists beyond the boundaries of Rains
County. The questions asked of the astronauts and the ideas
generated by the answers will be used as jumping off points for
further discussion and research."
***Audio should be available for this contact*** Via EchoLink in
the following conference rooms:
AMSAT node 101377
EDU_NET node 77992
See further notes below
Via IRLP Reflector REF9307 starting at 14:00 UTC
REGISTRATION REQUIRED (see below)
Via the internet:
CONFERENCE NUMBER: 6037948
PASSCODE: SPACE STATIO
Students will ask as many of the following questions as time
1. How would a baby's development in the womb differ if the
mother were in space?
2. What do you think will be the greatest technological
advancement that will come out of the research you all are doing
3. How do you monitor your radiation exposure?
4. How did you adjust to Newton's third law of motion while in
5. Since you have been in space so long, have you had the
opportunity to notice changes that have occurred on the surface
of the earth from your perspective?
6. You have learned a lot of science, but what was the one thing
you did or experiment you performed, while in space,
that you remembered reading or studying about in school, that made
you say, "Wow, it really does work that way"?
7. Do you think people will be able to spend the rest of their
lives living on the space station?
8. Could a sphere large enough to let a small fish swim in it be
formed in near gravity and could a fish actually swim in
9. What is the material used on the space station and how safe
is it from space debris?
10. Are there any lubricants on the space station and if there
are, how are they affected by weightlessness?
11. Have there been any new discoveries by researchers in space
concerning the Texas state molecule, The Bucky Ball, C-60?
12. Are you allowed to carry person items and if so, is there a
rule on how much you can take?
13. Do you ever get to review the final results of the experiments
you help to conduct on the ISS?
14. What does it feel like when the shuttle takes off?
Does it hurt?
15. If you were to push a hot wheels car on a circular loop in
space in the space station, would it go forever and maintain
the same speed?
Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS will be turned off
prior to the beginning of the contact. It will be returned
to service as quickly as possible.
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
organisations 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 programme is available on the
website http://www.rac.ca/ariss (graciously hosted by the
Radio Amateurs of Canada). Information about the next scheduled
ARISS contact can be found at
Participation in this contact is limited to 20 connections
and requires pre-registration.
Please contact Wayne, VE1WPH, via e-mail at ve1wph@...
for pre-registration and connection instructions.
The contact between the ISS and school lasts for about 15
minutes +/-. During this contact, we appreciate everyone's
patience and understanding. We must mute everyone except
Dieter, KX4Y to avoid inadvertent, interfering
transmissions into the conference room. Thanks for your
understanding and co-operation.
Thank you & 73,
Scott H. Stevens / N3ASA
ARISS Team Member