[sarex] ARISS event - King Academy, Mount Clemens, Michigan USA Tuesday (Sep 11) 16:13 UTC
Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]
kenneth.g.ransom at nasa.gov
Fri Sep 7 08:55:36 PDT 2007
An International Space Station Expedition 15 ARISS school contact has
been planned with participants at King Academy in Mount Clemens,
Michigan, USA on 11 Sep. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 16:13 UTC.
The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and N8LC. The
contact should be audible in most of eastern North America. Interested
parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. In
addition, the audio should be available via IRLP and EchoLink. The
participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.
Mt. Clemens Michigan is located northeast of Detroit, and is the county
seat of Macomb County. Located along the picturesque Clinton River, it
is approximately five miles west of Lake Saint Clair. As of the most
recent census, there were nearly 18,000 people living in Mount Clemens.
Originally settled in 1818, Mount Clemens was widely known in the early
20th century for its pungent and therapeutic mineral baths. The Mount
Clemens Historical Society maintains the "Crocker House" as a museum to
early life in Mt. Clemens. With a vibrant downtown and many county
offices, Mount Clemens is a busy place and a great place to raise a
family. We are the home of Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center, E. I.
du Pont de Nemours and Company and nearby Selfridge Air National Guard
King Academy of Year-Round Education is one of three elementary schools
under the jurisdiction of Mount Clemens Community Schools. As the only
Year-Round school in the district our students attend school nearly
eight hours per day and 199 days per school year. We educate over three
hundred students in grades kindergarten through fifth and are a Title I
and Michigan Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative
(MiBLSi) school. We integrate Positive Behavior Support (PBS) together
with data collection, analysis and multiple research based learning
strategies to educate our students. Under our former name (Alexander
Macomb Academy) we were recognized by the Middle Cities Education
Association by being awarded the "Robert and Patricia Muth Excellence in
Leadership" award in 2005, and the National Association for Year-Round
Education's "School of Merit" in 2006. We continue these award winning
programs at our new location for 2007-2008 - King Academy of Year-Round
Education. This event should be available via webcast at
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. How do you get fresh water in space?
2. How long did it take you to get up to the space station?
3. How do you eat? Does the food fly around?
4. What is your job on the ISS?
5. How do you entertain yourself? What do you play with when you have
6. Is it tough to sleep in space? Do you have to strap yourself down?
7. What is the temperature in space?
8. How do you eat your food? Do you eat together? Do you eat sitting
9. How do you train to be an astronaut and how long does it take?
10. Have you seen any different creatures in space?
11. How do you get exercise in space?
12. Have you taken a space walk? What was it like?
13. How do you write to a friend?
14. How do you wash up?
15. When you are floating do you get caught up in things?
16. What kind of shoes do you wear in space?
17. When you are in space do you see how the Earth spins?
18. Is it fun in space when you are weightless?
19. Do certain people speak Chinese or Russian or Japanese or other
languages on the ISS?
20. Do you have a hard time putting on your clothes in space?
21. Do you have a certain time to go to sleep?
22. What do you do in your free time?
23. What do you do if you get sick?
24. How do you stay mentally healthy?
Information about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be found at
Next planned event(s):
Westbrook Intermediate, Friendswood, Texas USA, Fri 2007-09-14 18:40:52
UTC via W6SRJ
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
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
Thank you & 73,
Kenneth - N5VHO
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