ARISS School Contact 15 Aug 09:17:06 UTC audible above Europe

IK1SLD ARISS Telebridge & HamTV Ground Station: antennas.
Astronaut Luca Parmitano (picture: Twitter)

— Change: scheduled astronaut is now Nik Hague —

*** Update: astronaut has been changed. Now is Andrew Morgan ***

An educational radio contact is planned with Loreto College, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, via IK1SLD ARISS Telebridge Ground Station, located in northern Italy.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be IRØISS and the scheduled astronaut is Luca Parmitano KF5KDP.
Contact is go for: Thu 2019-08-15 09:17:06 UTC 53 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 ground station on starting about 15 min before AOS.

Proposed questions generated by the Loreto College students:
1. As this is the year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, has the moon any more significance to you?
2. What did it feel like when you first stepped into the International Space Station?
3. If you were able to choose how long to stay on the ISS, what would you say?
4. Would you like to explore space further, for example, be part of a mission to Mars?
5. Does viewing the Earth from space change the way in which you think about humanity?
6. I walk around my house; do you miss the feeling of “walking” in the Space Station?
7. What do you expect to see changing in the space industry in the coming years?
8. Is space tourism a worthwhile endeavour?
9. There are so many songs written with a space theme; what does space sound like?
10. Do you keep looking out in hope of seeing a UFO?
11. Does living without gravity impact on your physical state?
12. What do you do with any spare time?
13. Why is it called the “International” Space Station?
14. Are you able to keep in contact with family and close friends?
15. What do you do to overcome homesickness?
16. Is there ever a “day” in which you get bored?
17. Based on the experiences of past astronauts, what preparations are you already putting in place for your return?
18. If you had a choice of movie to watch, what would your favourite “space” movie be?
19. Viewing the “Blue Planet” from space, do you believe there are other planets that could support intelligent life?
20. Are you hopeful for our planet’s future?


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