14 Feb ARISS School Contact direct with Florida school

Astronaut David St-Jacques, credits: CSA ASC

An ARISS educational radio contact is planned with Faith Christian Academy, Orlando, FL https://faithassembly.org/ministries/academy/ direct via W9DWJ. The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled astronaut is David St-Jacques KG5FYI.

Contact is go for: Thu 2019-02-14 14:30:29 UTC 42 deg; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above Florida and adjacent areas on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; contact will be in English. RX only! Credit: AMSAT.

Proposed questions generated by Proposed questions generated by the Faith Christian Academy students:

1. What advice would you give new astronauts preparing to join the ISS?

2. What are the mental and physical effects of going from Earth to space and back to Earth?

3. What is your favorite exercise to do in space and why?

4. Do all of you rotate jobs on the ISS?

5. How do you shave or cut your hair on the ISS without the hair floating away?

6. Do you have a certain pre-flight ritual?

7. Can you see any constellations while on the ISS and do you have a favorite one?

8. Have you ever experienced a major malfunction on the ISS?

9. Do your ears pop like they would when you fly in a plane?

10. Does everything in your body work the same in a microgravity environment, for instance, does your heart work harder to pump blood through the body?

11. Are you recognized as an astronaut on the streets?

12. Are you allowed to request certain things to be delivered by the cargo missions?

13. Describe the escape system on the ISS in case of an emergency.

14. What would you say has been your most important or meaningful experience in space?

15. What is the temperature inside the ISS vs outside the ISS?

16. Is there wi-fi on the space station?

17. Where is the garbage stored on the ISS?

18. What experiment are you currently working on and is it going well?

19. Is there ever a time when you feel a sense of panic on the ISS?

20. What did you feel the first time you saw Earth from the ISS?

21. How long does it take for your body to feel “normal” once you are in space?

22. What time zone do you work with on the ISS?

23. How many gallons of rocket fuel does it take to get to the International Space Station?

24. How do you keep up with current events happening on Earth?

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