ARISS School Contact 13 Jan 2021 10:38 UTC – direct via 8N3SG

Picture from school’s website

An educational radio contact is planned with Shigagakuen Junior & Senior High School, Higashioumi, Japan, direct via 8N3SG.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and he scheduled astronaut is Shannon Walker KD5DXB.

Contact is go for: Wed 13 Jan 2021, 10:38:29 UTC, 26 deg; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above parts of Japan on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; the latest information on the operation mode can be found here.  Contact will be in English; RX only! Credit: AMSAT.

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 Proposed questions generated by the Shigagakuen Junior & Senior High School students:

1. Can you see shooting stars from the ISS?

2. What are some of the challenges of living in zero gravity?

3. Aren’t you lonely in space?

4. How do you manage the food on board the ISS? What happens when you run out?

5. What was the hardest part of becoming an astronaut?

6. When and where do you sleep on the ISS?

7. How many times and how much food do you eat each day?

8. Is it comfortable to sleep in space?

9. What is the difference between the night sky seen from Earth and the night sky seen in space?

10. Is the earth really blue when seen from space?

11. What did you think when you first went into space?

12. When do you feel the most like you’re in space on the ISS?

13. Are space suits heavy?

14. Do you enjoy floating around in space?

15. What’s the best space food you’ve eaten?

16. Which do you enjoy more, life on earth or in space? And why is that?

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