ARISS School Contact 19 Feb 2021 17:56 UTC, Multi point telebdridge via AB1OC

AB1OC Satellite Station (picture: courtesy of Fred Kemmerer AB1OC)


An educational radio contact is planned with Bishop Guertin HS, Nashua, NH, multi-point telebridge via AB1OC.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled astronaut is Shannon Walker KD5DXB. Contact is a go for: friday 19 Feb 2021, 17:56:36 UTC, 33 deg ; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above New Hampshire and nearby areas on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM, pls remember: RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

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Proposed questions generated by the Bishop Guertin HS students:

1. What landmark on Earth looks the most amazing from space?

2. What day to day task is most challenging in space?

3. What inspired you to become an astronaut?

4. What experiments are you currently working on?

5. Can you share with us what you like best about being in space?

6. What does a typical day look like for you?

7. What is something new you learned in space?

8. What did you bring from Earth to remind you of home?

9. What part of space travel is most exciting for you?

10. Does being in zero gravity feel like floating in water?

11. What are some recent discoveries the ISS has made from the experiments conducted in space?

12. Upon returning to Earth, how do you plan to re-adjust to gravity?

13. What are your thoughts as you prepare for lift off?

14. As an experienced astronaut, what advice would you give to a new astronaut heading to the ISS?

15. How do you treat injuries or illnesses in space?

16. Do you have a favorite space food?

17. What is the most unusual thing you have seen in space?

18. What part of your training was most challenging?

19. What happens to your tears in space?

20. How do the sun and stars look different in space than on Earth?

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