Flabob Airport students & NASA to host live Q & A with Astronauts on the International Space Station

Middle and high school students at the Tom Wathen Center located on Historic Flabob Airport in Jurupa Valley (near Riverside) are preparing to talk to an astronaut aboard the International Space Station.
By: TOM WATHNE CENTER
 
March 7, 2012 - PRLog -- Jurupa Valley, CA - Middle and high school students at the Tom Wathen Center located on Historic Flabob Airport in Jurupa Valley (near Riverside) are preparing to talk to an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. The live question-and-answer session is scheduled for 10 minutes during the week of April 16, 2012.  (Note: on April 7 NASA will confirm the exact date and time of the session. Please contact Kathy Rohm if you would like to be updated when the exact time is set.) The contact, via amateur radio, will take place in the EAA Chapter One building on Flabob Airport and is open to the public free of charge.
This project is being organized by Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), an international volunteer amateur radio organization.  ARISS cooperates with space agencies of the many countries participating with the orbiting space station to implement and prepare these educational projects for youth.  
This educational opportunity is coordinated by The Tom Wathen Center’s Kathy Rohm, FAPA teacher Gabrieal Baumert, and NASA volunteer area coordinator Clint Bradford.
Prior to the ARISS contact, students will learn about astronaut selection and training, the history and mission of the space station and mission control, rocket fabrication, radio technology and communication topics.
ARISS and NASA strive to facilitate teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Space station contacts are an integral component of Teaching From Space, a NASA education office that promotes learning opportunities and builds partnerships with the education community using the unique environment of human spaceflight.
To contact Kathy Rohm about the exact date of the event, call 951.683.0142 or write kathy_flabob@sbcglobal.net.

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