An International Space Station Expedition 17 ARISS school contact has been planned with participants at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Washington, DC, USA on 03 May. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 16:10 UTC.
The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and NN1SS in Maryland. The contact should be audible over most of the Eastern USA. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English. Audio from the QSO is planned to be fed into the EchoLink *AMSAT* (101 377) and *JK1ZRW* (277 208) servers and the IRLP 9010 reflector during the contact.
The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight, as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology and geophysics. This ARISS contact is part of the space day events celebrating NASA's 50th anniversary. This event is made possible by the generous support of Lockheed Martin.
Due to the live nature of this event, participants will selected the day of the contact and no advance copy of the questions is available. Participants will ask as many questions as time permits.
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): Armada Area Schools, Armada, Michigan, Fri 2008-05-09 13:39 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