[sarex] FW: ARISS Event - Rescheduled Flanders Science Festival contact, Fri (Nov 10) at 14:37 UTC

Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR] kenneth.g.ransom at nasa.gov
Fri Nov 10 04:52:03 PST 2006

The time issue was a cut and past error, My apologies.
A telebridge is when the ISS uses the amateur radio to talk to a ground
station and it tied into a phone patch so the school does not have to
get up at 3 AM in order to have a direct pass. Sometimes the telebridge
option is used when no third party arrangements are available for the

Does that help? 

Kenneth - N5VHO

-----Original Message-----
From: Hugh_m0wye [mailto:m0wye at radiouk.com]
Sent: Friday, November 10, 2006 2:47 AM
To: Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]
Subject: Re: [sarex] ARISS Event - Rescheduled Flanders Science Festival
contact, Fri (Nov 10) at 14:37 UTC

This is the second time ARISS has posted the announcment that the School
contact WILL take place on October  10th this year. Perhaps like NASA,
they also have a "year end" issue with their computer. :-)

Also, there is no explanation in the FAQs about what a "Telebridge" is.
I assume it is some internet link, in which case one wonders if it
really has anything to do with amateur radio. We certainly won't be able
to "listen in" 
on 145.800 as I have done in the past - shame.

73 to all
Hugh M0WYE

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]" <kenneth.g.ransom at nasa.gov>
To: <SAREX at AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 7:29 PM
Subject: [sarex] ARISS Event - Rescheduled Flanders Science Festival
contact, Fri (Nov 10) at 14:37 UTC

> An International Space Station Expedition 14 ARISS school contact has 
> been planned with students at Henri d'Haese" primary school in 
> Gentbrugge, Belgium who were part of the Flanders Science Festival.
> The contact was aborted due to delays in the Progress docking and has 
> been reschedule for Friday, 10 Oct 2006. The event is scheduled to 
> begin at approximately 14:37 UTC.
> The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and W5RRR. The

> contact should be audible to anyone in southeastern portions of the 
> United States. 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.
> _________________________________
> To join the event:
> URL: https://e-meetings.mci.com
> 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._________________________________
> Students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
> 1. Do you miss your family up there?
> 2. Is it difficult to walk on an E.V.A?
> 3. How does it feel like to sleep in space?
> 4. What is the view outside looking like (dark, shiny)?
> 5. Can you see the opening in the ozone layer on earth, from there up?
> 6. What kind of tests or work you have  to do?
> 7. What was the feeling the first time  you  where in space?
> 8. What do you miss the most in space?
> 9. Can you see meteorological events on earth up there?
> 10. How does your family react when you are so far away?
> 11. What are you going to miss most when you are back from space?
> 12. Do you ever feel scared?
> 13. What was the most beautiful thing you saw  in space?
> 14. Can you use your own senses to feel ?
> 15. Why did NASA prefer to send people instead of robots?
> 16. Has this spacetrip made your dream come through?
> 17. Would you like to live up there for a longer time?
> 18. Why did the agencies choose this crew for this mission?
> 19. What do you do in your spare time in space?
> 20. Are you feeling sick sometimes when you are moving around all the 
> time?
> Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS has not been 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):
> Landesmuseum fuer Technik und Arbeit (Mannheim Museum),  Mannheim, 
> Germany 2006-11-20 14:42 UTC via telebridge WH6PN Centre Hastings 
> Secondary, Madoc, Ontario, Canada, 2006-11-20  16:35 UTC direct via 
> 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
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