Archive - Mar 24, 2008 - Story
An International Space Station Expedition 16 ARISS school contact has been planned with participants at the Kodomo Support Project, Kyoto, Japan on 26 March. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:41 UTC.
The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and 8N3KRP. The contact should be audible over Most of Japan. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.
"NPO(Non Profit Organization) The Child Support Project" was established in April 2006 in Kyoto, aimed at helping and networking parents, people and communities related to child care and education. The establishment of the community coexisting mutually and supporting each other is the main purpose of "NPO the Child Support Project". All the members of "NPO The Child Support Project" agreed to apply for "ARISS School Contact" and enthusiastically started to prepare for the application in July 2006. Children, who will be joining this program are from elementary and junior high school in Kyoto. They have been chosen by general public advertisement. Most are from Shichijo junior high school and two of the members are from elementary school.