Upcomig ARISS School Contact for canadian astronaut David St-Jacques

Astronaut David St-Jacques with an ISS model

An ARISS educational radio contact is planned with Ashbury College Junior School, Ottawa, ON, Canada, telebridge via VK5ZAI.  The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled astronaut is David St-Jacques KG5FYI. Contact is a go for Wednesday 2019-01-23  19:51:36 UTC, 22 deg.

Downlink signals from ISS will be audible above parts of Australia on  145.800 MHz narrowband FM; contact will be in English. It is raccomanded, RX only!

Credit: AMSAT

Proposed questions generated by students:

1. When you launched into space and during flight did the sound from the launch hurt your ears? 2. Sound travels to your ear on Earth by vibrating air molecules. Would you be able to communicate with another astronaut outside of the ISS without the use of a two-way radio? 3. Does light and sound travel at the same rate in space as it does on Earth? 4. What mental and physical training do you have to go through to prepare for life on the ISS? 5. How thick are the walls on the ISS? 6. How are the materials that are used to build structures in space changing? 7. How do you monitor space junk and meteors aboard the ISS to avoid collisions? 8. Every astronaut describes lift-off as having so much pressure on the body. Why don’t you suffer from the bends as the pressure is relieved once you are in space, as divers do? 9. What experiments are you currently doing in space? And how will they affect us on Earth? 10. How does the ISS maintain its temperature? What type of insulation does it use? 11. What temperature is it up in space, what is the coldest temperature you have witnessed? 12. Does the heat in space change dramatically when the ISS is near the sun? 13. Is space just really cold or does it have no temperature? 14. Does the lack of gravity on the ISS cause astronauts any pain? 15. How did the ISS get up to space and what is it made of? 16. How does your blood flow in space? Does your heart pump blood differently in space? 17. How do you maintain the carbon dioxide and oxygen levels in the ISS? 18. What happens when fluids collide aboard the ISS? 19. Can you see hurricanes or tsunamis from space? 20. How do you recycle the water? How long would you have, without water filtration, before you would need to be rescued? 21. How do you clean up floating liquids if they spill?

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