ARISS School Contact, 24 Sept 2019 17:43 UTC- audible above Europe

A view of IK1SLD ARISS Telebridge Ground Station antennas

An educational radio contact is planned with University of Colorado Amateur Radio Club, Boulder, CO, telebridge via  IK1SLD ARISS Telebridge Ground Station.
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS and the scheduled astronaut is Nick Hague KG5TMV.  Contact is go for: Tue 2019-09-24 17:43:20 UTC 86 deg; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; RX only! Credit: AMSAT.

Moreover, the contact will be streamed on line on, starting about 15 min before AOS.

Proposed questions generated by the University of Colorado Amateur Radio Club students:

1. What work do you do on the space station?
2. How do you eat and walk in space?
3. How do astronauts return to Earth safely?
4. What is it like to float in space?
5. How do you take a shower?
6. How do you use the bathroom in space?
7. Please explain the science behind sending the ISS into orbit. Can you please explain the escape velocity needed?
8. How do you sleep in space?
9. What does space look like from your view?
10. Does the International Space Station get close to the Sun?
11. What do you do when you get hurt in space?
12. How many days can you stay up in space before you need to return to Earth?
13. Besides Ham Radio, what other ways do you communicate with people on Earth?
14. How long does it take to get to space?
15. How does the space station move?
16. How does gravity affect solids and liquids?
17. How hard was it to get in and out of the spacesuit?
18. How does your body change in space?
19. What does your daily schedule like?
20. What do you do on your time off?

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