13 Feb ARISS School Contact direct with Canadian school

Astroanut David St-Jacques, credit: CSA ASC

An ARISS educational radio contact is planned with College Park School, Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada https://collegepark.lpsd.ca/ direct via VE5JM. The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled astronaut is David St-Jacques KG5FYI. Contact is go for: Wed 2019-02-13 20:10:09 UTC 64 deg; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above Canada on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; contact will be in English. RX only! Credit: AMSAT.

Proposed questions generated by Proposed questions generated by the College Park School students:

1. What was your first thought when you knew that you were going to space?

2. Why did you want to become an astronaut?

3. What went through your head when you’re counting down the seconds to blast off?

4. How long does it take to get to the ISS?

5. How do astronauts get aboard the International Space Station given its extreme speed?

6. Do you get to bring a personal item with you and what did you bring?

7. What’s your mission on the ISS?

8. What do you if one of you gets sick while in space?

9. Are you able to talk to your family?

10. What do the Northern Lights look like in space?

11. How do you sleep in space?

12. Who inspired you to go to space?

13. What does the Earth look like?

14. Do things get dirty on the ISS and if so, how do you clean them?

15. How do you feel when you’re looking down on Earth from space?

16. What jobs do you do in space?

17. What do you do in space if you are bored?

18. How does it feel representing Canada on the ISS?

19. What does an average day on the ISS entail?

20. If you know there is a risk to you when you re-enter the atmosphere why do you go?

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