[sarex] Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2009-11-11 04:00 UTC

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Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2009-11-11  04:00 UTC

Quick list of scheduled contacts and  events:

Note, all times are approximate.  It is recommended  that you do your own 
orbital prediction or start listening about 10 minutes  before the listed 

Scuola Istituto Salesiano “Sacro Cuore”  Vomero,  Napoli I-80129, Italy, 
direct via IZ8NHN
Contact is a go for:  Fri 2009-11-13 16:09:28 UTC 20 deg 

Marie-Rivier, Montreal, Quebec,  Canada, telebridge via VK4KHZ 
Contact is a go for: Fri 2009-11-13 16:31:44  UTC 32 deg (***)  
Watch for possible Echolink and IRLP coverage.  

Flanders Dist. of Creativity & Dept. of Ed. of the Flemish  Govt., Leuven, 
Belgium, telebridge via LU8YY 
Contact is a go for: Tue  2009-11-17 13:44:11 UTC 62 deg 
Watch for possible Echolink and IRLP  coverage. 

Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school  contacts is 506. 
Total number of ARISS supported terrestrial contacts is 29.  

QSL information may be found at:  

ISS callsigns:   DP0ISS, NA1SS, OR4ISS, RS0ISS  


The  ARISS (a joint effort of AMSAT, the ARRL, NASA, the ARISS 
partners including Canada, Russia, the European Partners, and Japan)  
team wishes to announce the following very tentative schedule for  ARISS 
contacts.  This schedule is very fluid and may change at  the last minute.  
Remember that amateur radio use on the ISS is  considered secondary.  
check the various AMSAT and ARISS  webpages for the latest announcements.  
Changes from the last  announcement are noted with (***).  Also, please 
MSNBC.com for  possible live retransmissions 
(http://www.msnbc.com/m/lv/default.asp).   Listen for the ISS on the 
downlink of 
145.80 MHz.

The crossband  repeater has been active at times.
The frequencies are uplink of 437.80 MHz  and downlink of 145.80 MHz.

For information about educational  materials available from ISS partner 
Agencies, please refer to links  on the ARISS Frequently Asked Questions 

If you are interested  in supporting an ARISS contact, then you must fill
in an application.   The ARISS operations mentor team will not accept a
direct request to support  an ARISS contact; the application must first be 
to the ARISS region  coordinator.

You should also note that many schools think that they  can request a
specific date and time. Once an application has been accepted  the ARISS 
mentors will work with the school to determine a mutually agreeable  date.

There are several ARISS web  sites:

English:  http://www.rac.ca/ariss/   

French:  http://c.avmdti.free.fr/ariss/index.htm   

ARISS Europe:  http://www.ariss-eu.org/   

ARISS Japan:  http://www.jarl.or.jp/ariss/   

Your completely filled out application should be returned to  the
nearest coordinating ARISS region if your specific region is  not
listed.  E-mail is the preferred method of submitting an  application.

Here are the email addresses:
ARISS-Canada and all  other countries not covered:   ve2ka at rac.ca (Daniel 
Lamoureux  VE2KA)
ARISS-Europe:  jh.hahn at gmx.net (J. Hahn, DL3LUM /  PA1MUC)
ARISS-Japan and all Region 3 countries:  iaru-r3 at jarl.or.jp  (Keigo Komuro 
ARISS-Russia: n2ww at attbi.com  (Valerie  Agabekov N2WW/UA6HZ)
ARISS-USA:  ARISS at arrl.org (The American Radio  Relay  League)

QSL  information may be found at:   

Other  web sites that may be of interest  include:


Latest ARISS announcements and news  

Successful  school  list

The  ISS Fan Club website is:

K1ELA has a  website at:

ON6SAT has a  website at:

IRLP website at:   
This new site will have the links  for simulcast contacts that have IRLP 
and Echolink.   

Additional information may be found on the amsat.org calendar of  events 
for where to find the audio on EchoLink, IRLP and Shoutcast.  

Friends and family of the Expedition 12 crew have put together a  website:

A listing of ARISS related magazine articles:  
Currently the list includes articles from CQ, CQ VHF, QST, and The AMSAT  
Journal.  Please contact me directly if you have additional suggestions.  

Exp. 20 on orbit: 
Roman Romanenko
Frank De Winne  ON1DWN
Robert Thirsk VA3CSA

Exp. 21 on orbit 
Maksim  Surayev
Jeffrey N. Williams KD5TVQ
Nicole Stott  KE5GJN

To let you in on how tough it is to schedule  contacts, here are some of 
constraints the ARISS mentors must work  under: 
Each Increment is 26 weeks in length. 

For any given  expedition, we typically may not schedule:
1. Anything the first 3  weeks.
2. During EVA weeks 
3. at least 2 weeks prior to the Increment  change. 
4. no contacts during meal and exercise periods.
5. no contacts  during post-sleep and pre sleep (before 08:00 UTC and after 
19:30 UTC)
6.  contacts on the day of Progress docking or undocking are  circumspect.

Mike Fincke KE5AIT and Gennady Padalka RN3DT  produced a video during their 
stay on Expedition 9. You can get the QuickTime  version (209MB) or the 
Windows Media version (152MB). These files are huge, so  only a broadband 
connection is recommended.    Thanks Mike and  Gennady!   

Windows  Media:

A  discussion on Doppler correction and the ISS frequencies may be found  at


This  file was updated 2005-07-29 04:00  UTC

1.        Go to designated  homepage URL.
2.        Click on  Audioconferencing.
3.        Click on  Audio Streaming.
4.        Click on  Join.
5.        Enter conference meeting  number.
6.        Enter passcode (case  sensitive) and there are 11 letters max.   
7.        Enter  name.
8.        Enter email  address.
9.        Enter company, use  ARISS or AMSAT if you want.
10.    Enter title  (optional).
11.    Agree to agreement  policy.
12.    Click proceed.
13.    Wait  for contact to start.  If you are there too early, then you 
will probably  hear music.  Contact streaming should start approximately 6 
minutes before  AOS.

IRLP website at: 
If using IRLP is  more convenient for you than using EchoLink, please  
connect to the  IRLP reflector 9010.  

The Discovery 9010 Reflector also has  streaming audio available.  Once on
the main page, select “audio  library” on the left sidebar.  The prompt
to join the audio stream is  posted at the top of this page.

More directly, you can go to  

The audio  stream will be delayed. 

Additional information on the IRLP  Discovery Reflector requirements:
The use of the Discovery Reflector requires  that your audio player have 
ability to play a pls file.  Confirm that  your player has that file.  You 
should also confirm that port 8080 is open  to allow the audio stream.

Here is how to check  Realplayer:
1.  Open up Realplayer
2.   Tools>Preferences>Content Media Types> click on Select located under  
the Manual button.  
You should see .pls as one of the accepted  files

Here is how to check Winamp:
1.  Open up  Winamp
2.  Options>preference>General preference>file  types
You should see pls as one of the accepted files

Additional  information may be found on the amsat.org calendar of events 
for where to find  the audio on EchoLink, IRLP and Shoutcast.

You can connect to the  AMSAT Conference Room server at node 101377.
Audio is also available at times  on the JK1ZRW server at node 277208. 
Please connect to the *JK1ZRW* server to  keep the load light on the *AMSAT* 
server.  This will ensure good audio  quality for all listeners.

For latest information on ISS - school  contact audio feeds into EchoLink, 
please check the AMSAT calendar of events  at:


Simulation  contacts are terrestrial contacts that provide training for the 
astronauts on  the use of the ARISS equipment before going on orbit.   

Scuola Istituto Salesiano “Sacro Cuore” Vomero,   Napoli I-80129, Italy, 
direct via IZ8NHN
Contact is a go for: Fri 2009-11-13  16:09:28 UTC 20 deg 

Proposed questions for Scuola Istituto  Salesiano “Sacro Cuore” Vomero: 
1. Can you see Italy from the Space  Station?
2. What natural phenomena on Earth can you observe from Space?
3.  What European experiments are you currently carrying out on the ISS?
4. Who  pays for all the costs of the ISS project?
5. Are you carrying out  experiments related to ecology?
6. Can you observe thunderstorms on Earth  from the Space?
7. Is the life on board much different from what you did  expect?
8. What do your family and your friends think about your job?
9.  Do you communicate with amateur radio operators on Earth in your 
leisure  time?
10. We know that you work very hard in space. What do you do to  relax?
11. What kind of experiments do you perform in the medical field  during 
your mission?
12. Is the perception of time on board the same as on  Earth?
13. What's the speed of the ISS?
14. What would happen if a  meteorite came into collision with the ISS?
15. What is the weight of a  spacesuit?
16. How long does it take to complete one orbit around the  Earth?
17. Which kind of energy do you use when you are in the shadow of the  
18. What did astonish you most since you have been in Space?
19.  How dangerous are space debris for the ISS?
20. Is it dangerous to pass  through the atmosphere before landing?
21. Would it be possible to produce  artificial gravity on the ISS?
22. Is it possible to get disoriented inside  the  ISS?

Marie-Rivier,  Montreal, Quebec, Canada, telebridge via VK4KHZ 
Contact is a go for: Fri  2009-11-13 16:31:44 UTC 32 deg (***)  
Watch for possible Echolink and  IRLP coverage. 

Proposed questions for Marie-Rivier:  
1.   What is your fascination with space?
2.   How  did you become an astronaut?
3.   What are your duties/functions on  the space station?
4.   Is it difficult working in weightless  conditions?
5.   Will the Space Station help us to travel further  into space ?
6.   Have you used the Canadarm?
7.   How  many astronauts can the space station support?
8.   Have you ever  done a space walk?
9.   What happens to debris in orbit, does it  float around forever?
10.  Does a fear of heights affect an astronaut  outside of the Space 
11.  How is the direction and movement of  the space station controlled?
12.  What do you miss most about being up  in space for so long?
13.  How long can someone stay on the space  station?
14.  Did the trip to the Space Station scare you?
15.   How cold or hot is it in space?
16.  Can you see objects from the space  station better than on earth?
17.  Have you ever seen anything unusual  from the space station?
18.  What is your greatest fear while on the  space station?
19.  Was going into space a childhood dream?
20.   Will you go back into space again?

1.  Qu’es-cequivousfascinedansl’espace?
2. Comment êtes vous devenus un  astronaute?
3. Quelles sont vos responsabilités abord de la station?
4.  Est-ce difficile de travailler abord de la station Internationale?
5. Comment  est-ce que la station internationale contribue à l’exploration 
de  l’espace?
6. Avez vous déjà employé le bras robotique canadien?
7. Combien  d’astronautes vivent abord de la station spatiale?
8. Avez vous faite une  sortie dans l’espace?
9. Qu’est ce qui arrive aux débris qui flottent dans  l’espace?
10.Est ce que la peur des  hauteurs affecte un astronaute  quand il est a l’
extérieur de la station?
11.Peut on contrôler la direction  et le mouvement de la station?
12.Que manquez vous le plus pendant votre  séjour  dans l’espace?
13.Combien de temps peut- on vivre abord de la  station internationale?
14.Avez vous eu peur pendant votre voyage vers la  station internationale?
15.Quelle est la température à l’extérieur de la  station, froid ou chaud?
16.Pouvez  vous mieux voir des objets dans  l’espace mieux  à partir de la 
station internationale ou sur la  terre?
17.Avez vous déjà aperçue quelque chose d’inhabituelle  à  l’extérieur de 
la station?
18.Qu elle est votre plus grande peur abord de la  station internationale?
19.Est-ce que c’était votre rêve d’aller dans  l’espace?
20.Allez vous retourner un jour dans  l’espace?

Flanders  Dist. of Creativity & Dept. of Ed. of the Flemish Govt., Leuven, 
Belgium,  telebridge via LU8YY 
Contact is a go for: Tue 2009-11-17 13:44:11 UTC 62  deg  
Watch for possible Echolink and IRLP coverage.  

Proposed questions for Flanders Dist. of Creativity  & Dept. of Ed. of the 
Flemish Govt.:

1. Hoe kom je aan zuurstof  in de ruimte?
How do you get oxygen in space?
2. Wat betekent eigenlijk  ISS?
What does ISS exactly mean?
3. Wat zijn je nieuwe  verantwoordelijkheden en taken als Commander? 
How did your responsibilities  and tasks changed when you became Commander?
4. Wilde je al astronaut worden  als je nog maar 11 jaar was? 
Did you already want to become an astronaut  when you were 11 year old?
5. Hoeveel kandidaten waren er om aan boord te  gaan? 
How many candidates took the tests to be elected to go on board?
6.  Hoe lang ben je reeds in de ruimte, in "ruimtetijd"? Tijd gaat toch 
sneller in  de ruimte, niet?
For how long have you been in space in “space time”? Time  goes faster in 
space, isn’t it?
7. Wat eet je in de ruimte? 
What do you  eat in space?
8. Is de aarde mooie vanuit de ruimte? 
Does the earth look  nice from out of space?
9. Welke experimenten heb je reeds gedaan?
Which  kind of experiments did you do?
10. Kan je andere planeten zien? Zo ja,  welke?
Can you see other planets? If so, which ones?
11. Is de lancering  werkelijk schrikwekkend?
Is the launch of the rocket really that  scary?
12. Wat mis je het meest?
What do you miss most?
13. Is het  verschil tussen gewichteloosheid in de ruimte en zwaartekracht 
op aarde moeilijk  te verwerken? 
Is the transition between being weightless in space and  walking on earth 
14. Wanneer is het nacht in de ruimte? Ik bedoel, in  de ruimte is het 
altijd donker, maar wanneer ga je naar bed en welke tijdzone  gebruik je?
When is it night in space? I mean, in space it is always dark but  when do 
you sleep and which timezone do you follow?
15. Is het niet heet als  de zon door het ISS schijnt? Of heb je speciale 
Isn’t it hot when  the sun shines through the ISS? Or do you have special 
16. Wat moet  men studeren om astronaut te worden? Is het heel moeilijk?
Which studies do  you have to do to become an astronaut? Isn’t it very hard 
to do?
17. Denk je  dat er leven bestaat, elders in het heelal? 
Do you believe in  extraterrestrial life? 
18. Hoe blijf je fit? In de ruimte moet men zijn  spieren oefenen omwille 
van de gewichteloosheid, niet waar?
How do you stay  in shape? Because in space you do not need to use your 
muscles if you are  weightless, do you?
19. Wat doe je in je vrije tijd?
What do you do when  you’re not working?
20. Uit welke materie is een ruimtepak gemaakt?
What  is the material used to make your space  suit?

Institut  Don Bosco, Bruxelles, Belgium, telebridge via TBD (***) 
TBD UTC  (***)

Proposed questions for the Institut Don Bosco:
1: Est-ce  difficile de s’habituer à l’impesanteur? 
Is it difficult to get used to zero  gravity? 
2: C’est la deuxième fois que vous partez à bord de Soyouz pourquoi  pas à 
bord de la navette spatiale? 
This is the second time you travel aboard  Soyuz why not on board the space 
3: Quel paysage est  particulièrement beau vu de l’ISS? 
Which landscape is particularly beautiful  seen from the ISS? 
4: Voyez-vous la Lune et le Soleil comme vous les voyiez  sur la Terre? 
Do you see the Moon and the Sun as when looking at them from  Earth?
5: Que faites-vous durant votre temps libre? 
What do you do in  your freetime? 
6: Quel est votre module préféré dans l’ISS? Pourquoi?  
Which is your favourite module in the ISS? Why?
7: Avez-vous observé des  météorites passant près de l’ISS? 
Have you ever seen meteorites from the  ISS?
8: Quelle est la température minimum et maximum sur la surface  intérieure 
et  extérieure de la station, au soleil et à l’ombre? 
What  are the minimum and maximum temperature inside and outside surface of 
the  station, in the sun and in the shade? 
9: Dans l’espace il n’y a pas  d’atmosphère ni de couche d’ozone pour 
vous protéger. N’êtes vous pas soumis à  trop de radiation dans l’ISS et 
durant les EVAs?
In Space there is no  atmosphere or ozone layer to protect you. Don’t you 
suffer from radiation in the  ISS and during the EVAs? 
10: Aimeriez-vous aller sur la Lune et sur Mars?  
Would you like to explore the Moon and later Mars?
11: A bord de l’ISS  avez-vous la même notion du temps qu’ici sur la 
In the ISS do you  have the same feeling of time as here on Earth?
12: Quand avez-vous décidé de  devenir astronaute? 
When did you decide to become an astronaut?
13:  Quelle est l’orbite la plus basse et la plus haute de l’ISS autour de 
la  Terre?
What is the lowest and highest critical orbit for the ISS above  the earth? 
14: Vous vous êtes entrainé pour des sorties extra-véhiculaires.  Quand  et 
pourquoi auriez-vous du sortir de la station? 
You trained for  spacewalks [EVAs] . When and why should you have to go 
15:  Comment fabriquez-vous l’oxygène à bord de la station? 
How do you produce  oxygen in the ISS? 
16: Pourquoi les outils flottent dans l’espace quand ils  sont perdus lors d
’une sortie extravéhiculaire?  Pourquoi ne suivent-ils  pas le mouvement de 
la station? 
Why the tools float away in space when they  are lost during a spacewalk?
17: Un oiseau pourrait-il voler dans l’ISS?  
Could a bird fly in the ISS?
18: Quelle est la limite raisonnable d’une  durée d’un séjour en 
impesanteur pour l’homme.Quels sont les dangers encourus en  cas de durée excessive? 
What is the reasonable limit for a duration of a  stay in weightless 
conditions for humans. What are the dangers in case of  excessive length?
19: Qu’indiqueraient les aiguilles d’une boussole dans  l’ISS et à l’
What would indicate the needles of a compass in ISS  and outside? 
20: Vous êtes certainement heureux de revenir sur la Terre la  semaine 
prochaine. Seriez-vous d’accord de repartir  dans un mois? 
You  are certainly happy to return to the Earth next week. Would you agree 
to set off  again in a month?  

Bennett  Venture Academy, Toledo, Ohio, direct via KB9UPS
Watch for  possible Echolink and IRLP coverage. 

Proposed questions  for Bennett Venture Academy:
1. What does Earth look like from outer space?  
2. Is there anything special you took with you into space from home?
3.  What are your space suits made of?
4. Does NASA use solar power, if they do,  how do they use it?
5. Did you always want to be an astronaut when you were a  kid?
6. Can you tell that the earth is spinning when you look at it?
7.  What are some of the experiments you have done on the ISS?
8. With the  shuttle accidents that have happened in the past, does it make 
you nervous to  travel in space?
9. Do the stars look the same in space as they do from the  earth?
10. If you had to choose to live in space with no gravity or down on  earth 
with gravity, which would it be?
11. When you sleep, do you wake up  upside down or do you have something to 
hold you down? 
12. How long does it  take to orbit completely around the earth?
13. Have you ever seen a black  hole or an asteroid?
14. Besides Earth, what other planets can you  see?
15. What is it like to live in space?
16. Do you recycle in  space?
17. I read about an astronaut who dropped her tool bag in space and  lost 
them. Did she get put on probation or fined? What do you do if you lose a  
tool and you don’t have another one?
18. Can you see storms on earth from up  there? If so, did you see the 
tsunami or earthquake?
19. What kind of  education did you need to become an astronaut?
20. How long would you be able  to live on the ISS without getting more 
21. What do you do for fun  on the ISS?
22. What is the hardest part of being on the ISS?
23. Where do  you get your water  supply?

Abramowski  School (Zespol Szkol Technicznych i Ogolnoksztalcacych nr 3 w 
Katowicach)  Katowice  PL 40-645, Poland, direct via SN0ISS

Proposed questions for Abramowski School:
1. What is the  temperature outside the space station?
2. How do you recognize the  seasons?
3. What kind of entertainment do you have on the space  station?
4. What do you do in your free time?
5. Do you listen to music?  If yes, what kind of music do you listen to?
6. Does the sun look different  out there in the Universe than from the 
7. What was the most  surprising and fascinating thing about your first 
space flight?
8. What do  you eat during your expedition?
9. How do you prepare your meals?
10. How  long does it take to walk through the whole ship in weightless 
11.  How often do you get your food supply from the Earth?
12. How does it feel  when you see the earth from the space station?
13. Can you see earth’s city  lights in the night?
14. Does weightless condition have any side effects on  your system?
15. How long did it take to get used to living in weightless  condition?
16. How fast do you fly in space?
17. Why did you become an  astronaut?
18. How did you start your career as an astronaut?
19. Where do  you take air from at the station and for how long is it 
20. How  long have you been there so far?

Katholieke  Centrumscholen Sint-Truiden (KCST), Sint-Truiden, Belgium, 
telebridge via  TBD
Watch for possible Echolink and IRLP coverage.  

Proposed questions for Katholieke Centrumscholen  Sint-Truiden (KCST): 
1. Hoe bent u geïnteresseerd geraakt in ruimtevaart?  
2. Wat vond u het tofste aan de voorbereiding op deze missie?
3. Wat was  uw eerste reactie toen u voor het eerst in het ISS kwam? 
4. Zijn er  verschillen met de vorige keer dat u in de ruimte was? (bv. het 
uitzicht op  aarde.)
5. Hebt u tijdens deze missie ooit schrik gehad?
6. Binnen het ISS  vormen de ruimtevaarders een kleine gemeenschap. Hoe 
komt uw militaire vorming  u, als gezagvoerder, van pas om deze groep te 
7. Kan u al  wetenschappelijke resultaten van uw missie bekendmaken?
8. Kunt u het  uitzicht beschrijven vanuit het ISS? 
9. Is het broeikaseffect zichtbaar  vanuit de ruimte?
10. Kan u vanuit het ISS orkanen zien?
11. Men spreekt  hier wel eens over rondvliegend ruimteschroot…..Merkt u 
daar iets van?
12.  Hoe wordt het ISS beschermd tegen schadelijke straling?  
13. Hoe lang  duurt het om 1x rond de aarde te draaien? 
14. Hoe lang kan u een  ruimtewandeling maken? 
15. Wat doet u als u vrije tijd hebt? 
16. Welk  effect heeft een verblijf in de ruimte op het lichaam? Had u na 
de eerste missie  gezondheidsklachten? 
17. Wat gebeurt er wanneer iemand aan boord echt ziek  wordt? 
18. Wat is het eerste wat u gaat doen als u terugkomt op aarde (na de  
19. Moet u als u terugkomt wennen aan zonlicht en  zwaartekracht? 
20. Wat zal u het meest missen van het ISS? 

1.  How did you get interested in space travel?
2. What did you like most when  you were preparing for this mission?
3. What was your first impression when  you first entered the ISS? 
4. In what way does this journey differ from your  first stay in space? 
(e.g. the view on our planet)
5. Have you experienced  any fear during this mission?
6. Within the ISS the astronauts form a small  community. How does your 
military training help you, as ISS commander, when  leading this group? 
7. Can you already share some scientific results of your  mission with us?
8. Can you describe the view you see from the ISS? 
9. Is  the greenhouse effect visible from up there?
10. Can u see hurricanes from up  there?
11. We hear reports about scrap metal flying about in space. Have you  
noticed this?
12. How is ISS protected from detrimental radiation?   
13. How long does it take to orbit the earth once? 
14. How long can you  go for a walk in space? 
15. How do you spend your spare time up  there?
16. What effect does a space journey have on the human body? Did you  
suffer any health problems after your first mission?
17. What happens when  someone on board suffers from a serious illness? 
18. What will be the first  thing you do after you’ve returned to earth 
(and after you have fulfilled your  obligations)?
19. Will you have to get used to sunlight and gravity after  your return? 
20. What will you miss most about ISS?  

Dumbleyung Primary School, Dumbleyung, Western  Australia, Australia, 
telebridge via TBD 

Proposed  questions for Dumbleyung Primary School: 
1. Describe what it is like with no  gravity.
2. Why are you in space? What are you looking for?
3. About how  long do you think your trip to space and back will take?
4. How do you fix  the space craft in space if it gets damaged?
5. Have you ever visited any  planets in space and are there any special 
features you discovered?
6. Where  would you rather be, up in space or here on Earth and why?
7. Have you ever  sent up any sort of animal with you to space?
8. What do you eat and how do  you eat it?
9. What does it feel like when you take off?
10. How fast does  the space ship travel in space?
11. Did you want to be part of the NASA  program when you were a kid?
12. Have you seen any meteorites during your  travels through space?
13. Can you see any planets clearly from where you  are?
14. Can you see any space junk right now?
15. Can you hear any noise  in space?
16. What caused the big bang?
17. What is your favourite part of  living in space?
18. Can you see all the weather changes that occur on  Earth?
19. Can you see volcanoes erupting from space?
20. Do you believe  there is life beyond Earth?
21. If you cut your skin, how does your blood  flow?


Jessup  Elementary, Houston, Texas, telebridge via TBD
Watch for possible  Echolink and IRLP coverage.  

Midvalley  Elementary, Midvale, Utah, direct via W7SP

Direzione  Didattica 2°Circolo De Gasperi, Noicattaro, I-70016, direct via 

Proposed questions for Direzione Didattica 2°Circolo De  Gasperi: (***)
1. Which experiments are you carrying out during your  mission?
2. Is it always dark in Space or do you have the alternation of day  and 
3. Do you see other planets from the ISS?
4. How does the  coupling between the Soyuz and the ISS work?
5. Who is the pilot of the  ISS?
6. Are your meals onboard the ISS similar to those on Earth?
7. Why  do you wear the space suit outside the ISS?
8. Why is the ISS composed of  many modules?
9. Where do you deposit your waste on the ISS?
10. At what  time are the daily rest periods of the astronauts?
11. What does your daily  working plan look like?
12. Is your cardiac rhythm in Space the same as on  Earth?
13. How do you communicate with your relatives?
14. Why have you  always to do physical training?
15. What is the actual size of the  ISS?
16. What temperature is inside the ISS?
17. How do you produce the  electric energy on the ISS?
18. Is it possible for a pet to live onboard the  ISS?
19. Is it possible to use a mobile phone on the ISS?
20. How do you  wash yourself?
21. Can the ISS avoid any impact with meteorites?
22. What  are the steps to become an astronaut?
23. How long does the training before  the mission to the ISS  last?

Istituto  Comprensivo di Govone –Scuola Secondaria di primo grado “Nino 
Costa” di Priocca,  Priocca, Cuneo, Italy, telebridge via TBD

Humanity  Primary & Junior High School, Tou-cheng town, Taiwan, R.O.C., 
direct via  TBD

Minato  Junior High School, Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, direct via TBD

Morioka  Children’s Museum of Science, Morioka, Iwate, Japan, direct via TBD

Riley  Ave. School, Calverton, New York, direct via W2AMC

Walnut  Creek Elementary School, Azle, Texas, direct via WC5C

Doncaster  Primary School, Doncaster, Victoria, Australia, telebridge via 
Watch for possible Echolink and IRLP coverage.  

Currently the ARISS operations team has a list  of 60 schools that we 
hope will be able to have a contact during  2009.   As the schedule becomes 
more solidified, we will be letting  everyone know.  Current plans call for 
an average of one scheduled school  contact per week.

Charlie Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS  operation team mentors

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