An International Space Station Expedition 14 ARISS school contact has been planned with students at Vasant Valley School, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India on Saturday, 24 Feb. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:50 UTC.
The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and WH6PN. The contact should be audible in Hawaii. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. Additional listening options are listed below. The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.
IRLP - Connect to the IRLP reflector 9010. You may also connect via the IRLP Discovery website at http://www.discoveryreflector.ca/listen.htm.
EchoLink - The audio from this contact will be available on the EchoLink *AMSAT* (node 101 377) and the *JK1ZRW* (node 277 208) conference rooms. Please connect to the *JK1ZRW* server to keep the load light on the *AMSAT* server. This will ensure good audio quality for all listeners.
_________________________________ AUDIO STREAMING AND AUDIO REPLAY PARTICIPANT INFORMATION:
To join the event: URL: https://e-meetings.mci.com CONFERENCE NUMBER: 6036972 PASSCODE: SPACE STATIO
To access the Audio Replay of this call, all parties can: 1. Go to the URL listed above. 2. Choose Audio Streaming under Join Events. 3. Enter the conference number and passcode. (Note that if this is a recurring event, multiple dates may be listed.) Replays are available for 30 days after the live event._________________________________
Vasant Valley School , New Delhi , established in 1990, is a self-financing day school with a current enrollment of 1257 in classes Foundation to Twelve. The school campus spreads over eight acres, and has fully equipped Science and Computer laboratories.
Whilst high academic achievement is a priority, the school aims to create a community of well rounded individuals, where a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect exists among the students and teachers. The school organizes many activities throughout the year where qualities such as leadership and self-discipline are inculcated and there is an emphasis on the individuals' intellectual and emotional growth. The senior students participate in awareness programs i.e visits to hospitals, paper recycling, education of the under-privileged, hygiene in villages, and so on. A number of sports are played in the school and give the students an opportunity to express their individual talent. Drama, Performing Arts, Arts and Design, Debating and Music form a significant part of the curriculum.
Students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows: 1. Is there pollution in space due to the international space station? 2. What are the most memorable moments that you know will forever stay with you of your spacewalk? 3. What mode of entertainment do you have in space? 4. Has zero gravity taken a toll on your body and fitness? If yes how do you counter it so as to stay fit?
5. If a gold fish is taken up to a microgravity environment how will the fish react to the lack of gravity as it already floats in a fish tank? 6. What is the temperature in space? Since the temperature is very low. If you pour water into a beaker does it crystallize/freeze immediately? 7. What happens to the respiratory gases that are released and remain inside the ISS (like CO2)? 8. How can we save the ISS from any asteroids or meteorites falling from the space? 9. Why do only some planets have rings? 10. Can a black hole swallow another black hole? 11. What happens to a bullet fired in space? 12. What inspired you to become an astronaut? 13. What kind of activities are you carrying out? How will they be beneficial to man kind? 14. We were told that resources are highly limited in the ISS. How do you go about this difficulty for example: How much water are you carrying and is there any facility of re using it over and over again? 15. What kind of food you eat in the ISS and with what frequency?
Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS is not functioning in the automatic modes properly and may be silent more than usual. Information about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be found at http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact .
Next planned event(s): Escola Camilo Castelo Branco, Carnaxide, Portugal, telebridge via VK5ZAI Mon 2007-02-26 15:51 UTC
Virginia Run Elementary School in Centreville, Virginia, direct via K4HTA Fri 2007-03-02 16:18 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