Archive - Oct 11, 2008 - Story
An International Space Station Expedition 17 ARISS school contact has been planned with participants at Colombia Mission Project at Buchanan High School, Clovis, California on 11 October. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 1611 UTC.
The contact will be a telebridge contact between stations NA1SS and NN1SS. The contact should be audible over eastern 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.
The COLUMBIA Mission began three years ago as a classroom project to introduce students to the magnificent accomplishments of space exploration. Due to its popularity with the broad student population, it is now an on-campus club. Each year we create, and continue to evolve, a space station/planetary exploration simulation and ENDEAVOUR to excite, educate, and illuminate young minds to the staggering tasks undertaken by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Each year, approximately 100 students organize themselves into an administrative structure of committees and subcommittees with the shared goal of "launching" our chosen astronauts into space for a two day mission aboard our mock space station.