An educational radio contact is planned with Woodridge Middle School, High Ridge, MO, direct via NØKBA.
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled astronaut is Luca Parmitano KF5KDP . Contact is go for: Thu 12 Dec 2019, 15:29:16 UTC, 29 deg. Downlink signals from ISS will be audible above Missouri and nearby areas on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; contact will be in English. RX only! Credit: AMSAT.
Proposed questions generated by the Woodridge Middle School students:
1. Do your tears stick to your eyes or float away if you cry in space, or even just water?
2. If you are outside the ISS are sounds from the inside able to be felt if your hand is against the side of the ISS?
3. Are you able to see other types of phenomenon which we cannot from the surface of Earth?
4. We know our bodies change in space like reduced bone density; would you fully heal from a broken bone before returning to earth?
5. When you travel by rocket to the ISS do you feel the direction change as the rocket turns to enter orbit? 6. What’s it like to readjust to earth?
7. How is time measured in space for your daily schedule? 8. How hazardous is the solar radiation are you exposed to in outer space?
9. Is water recycled continuously?
10. What have you brought with you to space which is unusual?
11. How did you feel the first time you saw earth from Outer space?
12. If the Space Station is hit by debris, and damaged how would you return?
13. Solar storms can adversely impact electronics and radio. How do they impact humans or other living things in space?
14. How does reduced or zero gravity affect your breathing?
15. What is your day to day life like on the International Space Station?
16. Are there any unusual exercises you use to stay fit while in the ISS?
17. Why did you choose to be an astronaut?
18. What is the scariest thing you have experienced in space?
19. What is the coolest thing you can see from space that we cannot?
20. Does the food taste good?