ARISS School Contact 13 March 2020 08:56 UTC – Telebridge via K6DUE

ARISS Telebridge Ground Station K6DUE team, here represented by three members for all. Picture: courtesy of Dave W8AAS

An educational radio contact is planned with Australian Air League – South Australia Wing, Parafield, South Australia, and will be via ARISS Telebridge Station K6DUE in Greenbelt, Maryland.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS; the scheduled astronaut is Drew Morgan KI5AAA. Contact is go for: Fri 13 March 2020, 08:56:53 UTC 32 deg; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above Maryland, USA, and nearby areas on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM, RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

Proposed questions generated by the Australian Air League – South Australia Wing students: 1. With all the training you did before going to space which part was most useful?

2. Would the space station be able to support marine life?

3. What would you like to achieve that you have not yet achieved?

4. What do you do in your spare time on the space station?

5. What jobs do you have to do on the space station?

6. Is it true that due to the lack of gravity, an astronaut’s sleep pattern changes and you don’t need as much sleep?

7. How long does it take to get to the space station?

8. Do your emotions change in space?

9. How do you entertain yourself on the space station?

10. If you could take any souvenir down from the station what would it be?

11. What is the coolest or weirdest thing you have seen while on the station?

12. What time zone do you use in space?

13. If you could have something delivered from earth what would it be?

14. Do your muscles stop working because you don’t use them in zero gravity?

15. How do you find direction in space if the compass is based on north and south on earth?

16. What is the most interesting science experiment that you have done in space and what did you learn from it?

17. What inspired you to want to live on the space station?

18. How do obtain a straight flight path?

19. How does the underwater training in the pools compare with really living in space?

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