ARISS School Contact 3 July 2019 17:54 UTC

An educational radio contact is planned with Santa Barbara Public Library, Santa Barbara, CA, direct via K6TZ, Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club .
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled astronaut is Nick Hague KG5TMV.
Contact is go for Wed 3 July 2019 17:54:19 UTC, 49 deg; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above  California 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!

Proposed questions generated by the Santa Barbara Public Library partecipants:

  1. What’s the most interesting thing that you have seen while you were on the space station?
  2. Are there any planets that you’ve found that we could live on?
  3. How do you take a shower?
  4. Are pets and/or animals allowed on the ISS?
  5. How do you survive and eat on the space station?
  6. What does it feel like to be in space or the ISS?
  7. What is it like to be weightless and float in space?
  8. Has the ISS been hit by space debris?
  9. What does Earth look like from very far up?
  10. What do you do in your life on Earth that you cannot do in space?
  11. At your current orbit, do you have sunrise and sunset and how many hours of daylight do you have?
  12. If the ISS was rebuilt what would you do differently and should another be built?
  13. Living in space or anywhere else other than on earth is very dangerous. Why not just send robots?
  14. Can you get sick while in space?
  15. Do radio waves travel slower in space?
  16. How do Astronauts use the restroom at the space station or when traveling to the space station?
  17. How do you repair the space station?
  18. Why do you eat Jello on Mondays?
  19. What experiments do you do? Are you doing any research in space that was your idea?
  20. What do you do with your waste? Is there compost?
  21. How many “pounds of thrust” are required to launch the rocket that boosts the space station into space and what does it feel like?
  22. How many years does it take and what tests do you have to pass to become an astronaut?
  23. Do you see space vehicles from other countries during your observations?
  24. What was it like when you found out you actually get to go to the space station?

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