20 March-ARISS School Contact audible above Europe- Telebridge via IK1SLD

ARISS Telebridge Ground Station IK1SLD’s antennas in Casale Monferrato (AL), Italy


An ARISS educational radio contact is planned with North Point School for Boys, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS and the scheduled astronaut is David St-Jacques KG5FYI. The contact will be in telebridge operated by IK1SLD ARISS Telebridge & HamTV Ground Station.

Contact is go for: Wed 2019-03-20  20:16:09 UTC 86 deg; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; contact will be in English. RX only! Credit: AMSAT.

Watch for livestream from telebrigde ground station: www.ariotti.com

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Proposed questions generated by North Point School for Boys students:

1. How did you train to become an astronaut?

2. What do you do all day?

3. Is time different on the space station?

4. What is it like being weightless in space?

5. Is it hard to move around?

6. What is your favourite space food?

7. What is the coolest thing you have seen while on the space station?

8. How long does it take to get used to zero gravity?

9. What did you bring with you to the International Space Station?

10. Was it scary launching on the Space Shuttle?

11. Will you get to do a spacewalk?

12. Do you operate the Canadarm?

3. What does the sunrise look like?

14. How long was the Soyuz ride?

15. What is your rank with the Canadian Space Agency?

16. Do you get to see all the parts of the International Space Station?

17. Can you see Canada from space?

18. How do astronauts breathe with their EVA suits on?

19. Do astronauts eat together?

20. What is it like being in space?




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