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  • Sunday, February 26, 2012

    ARISS contact planned with students at ESTEC, the Netherlands

    An International Space Station school contact has been planned Monday February 27, 2012 with participants at ESTEC, Noordwijk, the Netherlands. This is the European Space Research and Technology Centre of the European Space Agency.Students from three international schools will ask questions to André Kuipers, Dutch astronaut onboard the International Space Station. The schools are the American school of the Hague, the International School of Amsterdam and the British School in the Netherlands.

    The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12.45 UTC , which is 13.45 CEWT.The contact will be operated by the ARISS telebridge station IK1SLD located at Casale Monferrato, Italy. The contact should be audible over most of Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.800 MHz FM downlink.

    The contact will be conducted in English.The contact will be broadcast on EchoLink AMSAT (node 101 377) and JK1ZRW (node 277 208) Conference servers, as well as on IRLP Discovery Reflector 9010.

    The American School of The Hague offers a learner-centered, American curriculum modified for the needs of an international student and parent population. Our student body is comprised of 1,100 students from 70 nationalities, with 30% US, 10% Dutch and 60% representing 66 other nationalities. Students at American School of The Hague are aged 3 to 18 years, with complete Early Childhood, Middle and High School programs, including International Baccalaureate Diploma and Certificate, and Advanced Placement courses. The School prides itself on offering every student the opportunity to fully explore each of their interests with a wide variety of extracurricular activities, such as The Hague Model United Nations, dramatic and musical performances and athletic teams in 10 sports, to name just a few. Graduates from American School of The Hague are highly regarded and are widely accepted at Universities throughout Europe, the United States, their own home countries and indeed and home countries abroad. American School of The Hague is fully accredited by the Council of international Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and is located in Wassenaar, The Netherlands.

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