An International Space Station Expedition 18 ARISS school contact has been planned with participants at South Park Elementary, South Park, Pennsylvania USA on 19 February. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 1411 UTC.
The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and W6SRJ. The contact should be audible over western N. America. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. Audio from the contact should also be available via the AMSAT conference on EchoLink and via the 9010 Discovery reflector on IRLP. The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.
Salluit is the second northernmost Inuit community in Quebec, Canada, located on Sugluk Inlet close to the Hudson Strait. Its population was 1072 in 2001 (Census of Canada), currently 1143, and growing rapidly. It is not accessible by road, but by air through Salluit Airport. Salluit means "The Thin Ones" in Inuktitut, referring to a time when local inhabitants were facing starvation as a result of a lack of wildlife.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows: 1. What does Canada do on the International space station? 2. Can you see Salluit, right now? 3. What are the effects of the body living in space for a long period of time? 4. Is there rain, snow or wind in Space? 5. How long can astronauts stay in Space? 6. Is it cold or warm in Space? 7. What is the training process to become an astronaut? 8. Is there night and day in Space? 9. How was the International Space Station built in Space? 10. How do you clean yourself in Space? 11. What do astronauts eat and drink in Space? 12. Have you seen unusual things in Space? 13. What kind of work are you doing in Space? 14. Why does the moon change form from Earth? (cycles) 15. What are some dangerous facing astronauts in Space? 16. How do you go to the bathroom? 17. How many countries are involved in the international space mission? 18. If, the moon is sand, why does it shine? 19. Why do countries send people to into space? 20. Do all countries use the same vehicles to send their astronauts to space?
Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact .
Next planned event(s): 1. Erie Planetarium, Erie, PA via W6SRJ, Sat 2009-02-21 18:19 UTC 2. Oregon City Schools, Fassett Middle School, Oregon, Ohio, Mon 2009-02-23 14:34 UTC 3. Chatham Public School, Taree, NSW, Australia, via K6DUE, Wed 2009-02-25 07:31 UTC 4. 1 Circolo Didattico G.Marconi, Casamassima, Italy, Wed 2009-02-25 07:49 UTC 5. Hampton Bays Middle School, Hampton Bays, New York, Wed 2009-02-25 13:56 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.ariss.org/ (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of Canada).
Thank you & 73, Kenneth - N5VHO