ARISS School Contact 28 June 2019 14:02 UTC

Fresh photo from mic test; courtesy of Joe N8CN

An educational radio contact is planned with Traverse Area District Library , Traverse City, MI, direct via  the Cherryland Amateur Radio Club, W8TCM.
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled astronaut is Nick Hague KG5TMV.
Contact is go for: Fri 2019-06-28, 14:02:16 UTC, 25 deg;  downlink signals from ISS will be audible above  Michigan and nearby areas on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; contact will be in English. RX only! Credit: AMSAT. Any information about this contact are welcome!

Watch for livestream:

Proposed questions generated by the Traverse Area District Library students:
1. What personal items did you bring with you to space?
2. What does math have to do with space? Do you use addition, multiplication or algebra?
3. What effect does being in space have on the body other than being taller?
4. Does low gravity interfere with your digestive system?
5. How will your new robot, Astrobee, help you work in space?
6. How do you make or store oxygen in space?
7. How do you prevent medical problems in space, and what happens if an astronaut requires emergency surgery?
8. How much space debris is in orbit, and how do you handle it when it comes near the ISS?
9. How many girls go up to outer space?
10. What responsibility and/or efforts is the space program making to protect the ozone layer?
11. How did your military background apply to becoming an astronaut?
12. What do you do with the trash on the ISS? Do you recycle or reuse?
13. Can you see the melting of glaciers and polar ice caps from outer space?
14. How is sleeping in space different from sleeping on Earth?
15. How long can you work in the space suit during a spacewalk?
16. What is your favorite food in space?


The announcments on partecipant’s sites, with nice pictures

…and some history!

  • About the preparation to this event, see N8CN’s article on The Cherry Juice, the Radio Club’s bullettin:
  • And here is the announcement on the library’s site when was selected.

TADL Selected to Host Amateur Radio Contact with ISS

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