Johnson Space Center Amateur Radio Club (JSCARC) is located on the grounds of NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Active since 1967, the JSCARC has provided ham radio communications support to human space vehicles including the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station, while serving also as an Emergency Operational Center capability for the center.
JSCARC has supported the Space Shuttle SAREX (Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment) and continues to support International Space Station amateur radio operations (ARISS), with ground support, astronaut training, and license exam testing.
An educational radio contact is planned with Turkey Space Camp, Izmir, Turkey, and will be telebridge via JSC AMATEUR RADIO CLUB W5RRR, Houston, USA. The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled astronaut is Drew Morgan KI5AAA .
Contact is go for Thursday 19 March 2020, 8:59:54 UTC 37 deg; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above Texas, USA, and nearby areas on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM, RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)
Proposed questions generated by the Turkey Space Camp students:
1. What does a launch feel like?
2. How long did you have to train before you actually flew to space?
3. What changes did you feel in your body as a result of microgravity?
4. What do you do when you aren’t on a space mission?
5. What is the coolest thing you have seen while on the space station?
6. How would sneezing be different in weightlessness?
7. Do we age faster in space?
8. What is the most interesting thing about the Artemis mission?
9. Does your appetite change in space?
10. When you were younger, did you think about becoming an astronaut in the future?
11. Can you hear any sound in space?
12. Do you ever feel like you are upside down in space?
13. Who controls the space station?
14. What does space smell like?
15. What are the three things that you miss back on Earth?
16. How do you grow vegetables and fruits in space?
17. How can I visit the planets?
18. How do you see stars from space?
19. What would you like to take with you from home for your space travel? I would take my plush kangaroo.
20. This year we are celebrating our 20th anniversary of Space Camp Turkey. We would love to hear your message to our campers listening to you right now.