Two ARISS School Contacts are scheduled for David St Jacques KG5FYI on Monday 27 May 2019. For both, downlik signals from the ISS will be audible above Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; the ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS; contacts will be in English. As usual, RX only!
First one will be with Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC), Cartago and San Carlos, Costa Rica, telebridge via IK1SLD Telebridge Ground Station in Casale Monferrato, Italy, 16:31:25 UTC 34 deg. Watch for livestream at www.ariotti.com, starting about 15 min before AOS.
Here are the proposed questions generated by the Costa Rica students:
1. What sentiments and feelings did you have when seeing space for the first time?
2. A journey to Mars will have to deal with multiple gravity transitions. Are there any projects of experiments that were proposed for this matter by space agencies?
3. How do you think the astronaut business will change with the advent of self-funded private human spaceflight?
4. Given your background as a physician, what areas of medicine do you think will be key to innovate and research to successfully undertake long term deep space missions?
5. What advice would you give to young students interested on being an astronaut or being involved in human spaceflight?
6. How will the space station influence the future plans for reaching the moon in 2024?
7. How much time did it take you to learn to fly a jet and what did you enjoy the most about that experience?
8. What challenging experiences did you have to face in order to become an astronaut?
9. Given your extremely great time management skills for being able to accomplish your 3 majors, and such other studies. What advice could you give other people about time management skills?
10. Of the experiments that you are working on right now on the ISS, what is your favorite? And what’s it about?
11. Will your research on long distance medicine have an impact on medical services provided to remote communities, like Canada’s Inuit people?
12. Now that you have experienced living in space for several months, what are two things you would recommend space ships have incorporated in their design for long term space voyages?
13. Will you please come and visit us at TEC when you and your family are on your next trip to Costa Rica?
Second one will be with Mildred Hall School, Yellowknife, NT, Canada, telebridge via ON4ISS, the other european Telebridge Ground Station, contact is a go for 19:44:22 UTC, 81 deg ;
here are the proposed questions generated by the Mildred Hall School students:
1. Why is space travel so important to astronauts and other humans?
2. I saw a picture you took of the northern lights and we have a lot of them over here in Yellowknife. Are you able to fly through the northern lights?
3. How do you see the sun from where you are? Is there a sunrise or sunset? Is it different to how we see it on earth?
4. How long are you there and how long can a person stay in space? Does it affect your body in anyway, causing irreversible consequences?
5. Do you constantly work up there? Do you do anything for fun? If so,what?
6. What is your favorite thing about being in space?
7. What is the most challenging thing about being in space?
8. Does your hair and nails grow at the same rate in space? Is there anything different about the way they grow?
9. If there is an emergency on the space station and you have to escape, is there an emergency pod? If not what happens?
10. What is gravitational time dilation?
11. How do you keep time in space? Are you in a time zone?
12. Do you think humans will ever live on another planet?
13. What were you thinking when you blasted off?
14. What is the strangest thing you have ever seen or experienced in space?
15. Is it as silent as movies show? Why?
16. What do you miss the most while you are there?