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