[sarex] Re: ARISS event - King Academy, Mount Clemens, Michigan USA Wednesday (Sep1 2 ) 15:00 UTC (***UPDATED***)
ransomk at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 9 13:14:24 PDT 2007
Due to a scheduling conflict, the King Academy contact
has been rescheduled for Wed, at 15:00 UTC. All other
related information should stay the same.
--- "Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]"
<kenneth.g.ransom at nasa.gov> wrote:
> 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
> 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
> free time?
> 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
> 16. What kind of shoes do you wear in space?
> 17. When you are in space do you see how the Earth
> 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
> http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact .
> 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
> http://www.rac.ca/ariss (graciously hosted by the
> Radio Amateurs of
> Thank you & 73,
> Kenneth - N5VHO
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