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  • ian abel
    live echolink/irlp iss qso 1750utc mon 16th may 2005 International Space Station Expedition 11 s next ARISS school contact will be with students at Iroquois
    Message 1 of 1 , May 15, 2005
      live echolink/irlp iss qso 1750utc mon 16th may 2005

      International Space Station Expedition 11's next ARISS school contact
      be with students at Iroquois Middle School, Niskayuna, New York USA
      Monday, 16 May 2005. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately
      17:50 UTC.

      This contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and VK5ZAI
      Kingston SE, South Australia, so it should be audible to anyone in
      area to people listening in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The
      will conduct the conversation in English.

      "Niskayuna has enjoyed a rich tradition of middle school education.
      Niskayuna School District] middle schools challenge early adolescents
      intellectually while offering them the social and emotional support
      need to make the transition from the protective environment of the
      elementary schools to the more complex world of high school. This is
      through team teaching. Teaching teams are usually made up of four
      teachers (math, science, English and social studies) who share and
      instruct daily the same approximately 110 students."

      ***Audio should be available for this contact***
      Via EchoLink in the following conference rooms:
      AMSAT node 101377
      EDU_NET node 77992
      See EchoLink notes below
      Via IRLP Reflector REF9010 starting at 07:40 UTC
      See IRLP notes below
      Via the internet:
      URL: https://e-meetings.mci.com/
      CONFERENCE NUMBER: 7032958

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

      1. Is it hard to transition to no-gravity and other different
      2. What is the major goal of floating up in space?
      3. Is it sad that you have to be away from your family for a long
      4. If you are sleeping, do the beds float?
      5. What type of experiments are you collecting in Space?
      6. How long do you have to train to go into Space?
      7. How does the robotic arm function with zero gravity?
      8. How do you get oxygen if there is no oxygen in outer space?
      9. What part do you play in the mission?
      10. What kind of food do you eat?
      11. Is it true that there is a plan to settle on Mars?
      12. What is the mission up on the Space Station?
      13. I heard the Great Barrier Reef is the only living thing on Earth
      can see from space; Is this true?
      14. Regarding the space walks and all the training that goes into
      being a
      professional, what about basic procedures for common mistakes made up
      in space?
      15. What is it like to have everything floating around?
      16. Have you ever walked outside the space station; and if you did,
      is it
      17. If something goes wrong, do you have an escape plan; and what is
      18. How long do you have to train to go into space?
      19. What type of computer and camera do you use in space?
      20. How do you make contact with earth?
      21. What part do you play in the mission?
      22. What experiments are you working on?
      23. Are there planets that we haven't discovered?

      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

      ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the
      participating space agencies, NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES,
      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-
      the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities
      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
      at http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact.

      IRLP Notes
      All future ARISS/IRLP distributed contacts will be hosted by the 9010
      "Discovery" Reflector and be fed to its main channel (DTMF entry
      9010). In
      addition because of increased bandwidth that is avaliable to 9010
      pre-registration is no longer required!

      Simply join the reflector with the assigned DTMF input. Please ensure
      the connecting Node has its "timeout" timer disabled. This will allow
      Node to remain connected to the Reflector for the duration of the

      Please contact Wayne Harasimovitch at ve1wph@... regarding any
      questions. Thank you for your interest in this ARISS/IRLP
      distribution project.

      EchoLink Notes
      The contact between the ISS and school lasts for about 15 minutes +/-
      During this contact, we appreciate everyone's patience and
      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

      Send comments or questions to: Scott H. Stevens - N3ASA
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