ARISS School Contact 06 Jan 2021, 17:19 UTC – Telebridge via ZS6JON

An educational radio contact is planned with Escuela de educación básica Oswaldo Guayasamín, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador, telebridge via ZS6JON.

Contact is go for: Wed 6 Jan 2021,  17:19:03 UTC, 60 deg; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above parts of South Africa and nearby Botswana on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM, RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)  The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz; the latest information on the operation mode can be found on  ARISS official site.

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Proposed questions generated by the Escuela de educación básica Oswaldo Guayasamín students:

1. What do you feel when you see our planet from space?

2. What did you want to be when you were 12 years old?

3. How do your work in space help support life in our oceans?

4. Can space exploration help us monitor our volcanos and eruptions?

5. Did you ever see Galapagos from space or other Pacific islands and what do they look like?

6. What are the strangest things you have seen in space?

7. How can space research help protect animals on earth?

8. How does the ISS research contribute to the knowledge and protection of our planet?

9. What is the function of the space station and what protocols do astronauts follow when they return to earth?

10. How do you eat or drink in space if there is no gravity?

11. How long does it take to orbit the earth and if you see the Galápagos Islands on the way?

12. How can we use satellites to prevent disasters?

13. What do astronauts do to exercise their mind and body in a space station and what is their diet like?

14. Can you tell us about your space suits and clothes you use?

15. Can the information collected from your satellite benefit the marine conservation in Galapagos?

16. Do you see volcanoes from space and did you see the Galapagos islands?

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