ISS live on Echolink 1024 GMT Thursday 17th March 2005
- ISS live on Echolink 1024 GMT Thursday 17th March 2005
The next International Space Station's Expedition 10 ARISS
school contact will be with students at St. Martins
Luthern College in Mt. Gambier, South Australia on
Thursday, 17 March 2005. The event is scheduled to begin
at approximately 10:24 UTC.
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.
"St. Martins Lutheran College has 340 students from
Reception to Year 9. It is situated in Mt. Gambier in the
lower south east of South Australia. St. Martins offers a
Christian education to students and prides itself in
excellence at all levels."
***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 10:24 UTC
REGISTRATION REQUIRED (see below)
Via the internet:
CONFERENCE NUMBER: 6503441
PASSCODE: SPACE STATIO
Students will ask as many of the following questions as
-Where do you sleep in the space station?
-What do you eat for meals in the space station?
-How long does it take you to go around the world?
-Have you met the first astronauts that went to the moon?
-Is it possible for a baby to be born in space? What would
be the difficulties?
-Did previous space missions or science fiction inspire
you to become an astronaut?
-What is it like to be a part of NASA's great plans?
-What do you do about cleaning your clothes in space?
-What are the things you had to study to become an
-What do you do if you have a disagreement with another
-What can you see on earth from the space station?
-What is your favorite meal on the space station?
-Can you talk to your family from the space station?
-Can you see the planets from the space station?
-Can you light a fire in space?
-What do you do for recreation in space?
-What do you do to prepare for a trip in space?
-What is your greatest experience or memory of space?
-What do you do in the case of a blood nose in the space
-Is there an age limit to being an astronaut?
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 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 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 cooperation.
Thank you & 73,
Scott H. Stevens / N3ASA
ARISS Team Member