ARISS School Contact 28 Jan 2021 17:46 UTC – multi-point telebridge via ON4ISS

Mike Hopkins celebrating his birthday in space on 4 Jan. (Twitter)

An educational radio contact is planned with Newcastle High School, Newcastle, WY, multi-point telebridge via ON4ISS . A multi-point telebridge contact means that the students will be talking with the ISS from their homes, connected each other and with the ground station over internet.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS and the scheduled astronaut is Mike Hopkins KF5LJG. Contact is a go for thursday 28 Jan 2021, 17:46:13 UTC, 80 deg. Downlink signals will be audible over parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; contact will be in english. Check for latest information on the operation mode . RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

 Proposed questions generated by the Newcastle High School students:

1. How long did it take you to fully adjust to being on the ISS?

2. What effects have you experienced from zero gravity?

3. What do you folks do for fun? Boardgames? Play catch in space?

4. What is the most interesting thing you have seen on a spacewalk?

5. What happens when you fly into the South Atlantic Anomaly?

6. What is the most important lesson you’ve learned from your time in space?

7. What types of organisms do you grow or use in space?

8. I am asking a question for our 2nd grade class. How big is the International Space Station and what is inside? Are there bedrooms, gym, kitchen?

9. Is it weird not being able to experience night and day the same as you would on earth?

10. What research is currently being conducted? Is it biological?

11. Have you ever lost something on a spacewalk?

12. Since Spaceflight-Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome can affect mission success, does the research currently being conducted on the retina of mice take priority over other experiments?

13. What is the weirdest solution to a problem that you have tried that actually worked?

14. What is the most dangerous aspect about living and working in space?

15. What is the most exciting thing you have experienced so far?


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