The School District of Palm Beach County and the South Florida Science Museum are pleased to announce that the 2012 NASA Mission Control Event will be taking place on Tuesday, October 30 at 11:30 a.m. The 11 students and 2 teachers from Palm Beach County that were selected to participate in this event will be speaking with astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) from 11:58 a.m. to 12:09 p.m. During this 11 minute chat window, live amateur radio contract will take place as the ISS flies over West Palm Beach.
The Education Network (T.E.N.) will be covering the event and broadcasting it live over Comcast cable channel 234 and U-Verse channel 99. It will also be streamed live on the web at http://www.palmbeachschools.org/ten/ and will be on both the elementary and secondary school channels.
Students and teachers were selected to participate in this event by winning an essay contest on the topic, “Why is space exploration important and what does it mean to me?”
The winners are listed below.
|Mary Dixon||12th grade||Wellington High|
|Peter Rawlik||8th grade||Palm Beach Maritime Academy|
|Crista Johnson||8th grade||Watson B. Duncan Middle|
|Connor Cane||3rd grade||Poinciana Elementary|
|Khiarra Carter||5th grade||Gove Elementary|
|Emma Lilly Menzer||3rd grade||Sunset Palms Elementary|
|Gabriela Sanchez||7th grade||Woodlands Middle|
|Chloe Amelie-Aikman||5th grade||Calusa Elementary|
|Finley Keefe Murray||3rd grade||Palm Beach Day Academy|
|Catherine Zeng||9th grade||A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts|
|Jerry A. Stegenga III||3rd grade||Pine Tree Lane Academy Home School|
|Erich Landstrom||Teacher||Seminole Ridge High|
|Linda Petuch||Teacher||Pine Jog Elementary|
For more information, please visit the South Florida Science Museum web site (http://www.sfsm.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.details&content_id=213).
If you have any specific questions, please contact Kate Arrizza at the South Florida Science Museum at 561-370-7706.
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)
While aboard the International Space Station, crews participate in live amateur radio contacts, also known as ARISS contacts. ARISS is a NASA Education activity that uses the unique environment of spaceflight to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. ARISS radio contacts last approximately 10 minutes and provide students and educators the opportunity to interact with crew members through a question and answer session.
For more information contact Gregory Goebel, 6-12 Science Program Planner, at (561) 357-1128 or via email at email@example.com.
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