Archive - Jan 22, 2009 - Story
An International Space Station Expedition 18 ARISS school contact has been planned with participants at the Castor Valley Elementary School in Greely, Ontario, Canada on 27 January. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 1934 UTC.
The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and VA3ITB. The contact should be audible over most of eastern North America. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.
Castor Valley Elementary School is a French Immersion site in the Ottawa District School Board. It is nestled in the cornfields of Greely found on the outskirts of Ottawa, the Canadian capital. There are currently 660 students enrolled at CVES attending Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 classes. Castor Valley students are eagerly awaiting January 27th, anticipating what it will be like to communicate with Commander Mike Finke aboard the ISS. We are very excited to make contact with someone who is not on this planet.