[sarex] ARISS event - St. Edward School, Ashland, Ohio, USA, Mon (Apr 20)

Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BARRIOS TECHNOLOGY] kenneth.g.ransom at nasa.gov
Fri Apr 17 12:09:09 PDT 2009

An Expedition 19 ARISS school contact has been planned with participants at St. Edward School, Ashland, Ohio, USA on 20 April. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 1636 UTC.

The contact will be a direct between NA1SS and N8IHI. The contact should be audible over N. America. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink.  The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.

St. Edward School is a Catholic school that was established in 1953 and is located in the college town of Ashland, Ohio. There are 154 students currently enrolled in grades kindergarten through eight. The school welcomes students of all faiths and various backgrounds.

The philosophy of St. Edward School is to provide a warm, happy, and creative atmosphere for learning while fostering a love of God, self, and others. St. Edward combines high academic standards with the gospel message and a strong sense of community. The students consistently perform well above the national average on standardized tests and are always in the top five schools in the Cleveland Diocese. Academic lessons are routinely extended beyond the classroom setting to such arenas as the art museum, opera, symphony, and university science labs. All classes at St. Edward School participate in yearly community service projects as well as character development programs.

Participants will ask as many of the following (translated) questions as time allows:
1. How are medical emergencies handled on the International Space Station?
2. What were your thoughts during the last ten seconds of count-down before you took off on your journey to the Space Station?
3. We are studying black holes.  Have you seen any evidence of black holes from the Space Station?
4. What is the one thing about Earth you miss most?
5. How many houses on Earth could the Space Station's solar panels provide with electricity?
6. We saw your sleeping arrangements.  How does someone fall asleep while standing up in a sleeping bag?
7. What do you believe the International Space Station does to promote peace and cooperation around the world?
8. How did you prepare for your trip to the International Space Station?
9. Where do you put trash and how do you get rid of it?
10. What does the Earth look like from outer space?
11. How do you drink and eat in space?
12. What planets have you seen?
13. How many different countries are involved with the Space Station?
14. What kind of experiments are performed on the Space Station?
15. What kinds of materials were used to make the Space Station?
16. How is energy stored on the space station?
17. What kind of training and education did you have to go through to become an astronaut?
18. If you didn't exercise for one week, what would the effects be on the body?
19. How is the Aura Mission helping us to understand the condition of out atmosphere?
20. What is the most significant thing you've learned living in space?
21. If someone gets a cut how does the blood flow out?
22. What does it feel like to float around in space?
23. Do you feel lonely when you are in space?
24. What is the temperature outside the space station?

Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact .

Next planned event(s):
National Air and Space Museum, Space Day, Washington, D.C., USA, Sat 2009-05-02 15:23 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 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

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