ARISS School Contact 11 March 2021, 7:56 UTC, direct via VK4BW

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An educational radio contact is planned with Avoca State School, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia, direct via VK4BW.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled astronaut is Mike Hopkins KF5LJG. Contact is a go for: Thursday 11 March 2021, 07:56:51 UTC, 60 deg.; downlink signals will be audible over parts of Australia 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 Avoca State School students:

1. Have any experiments in the ISS produced evidence of other life forms in space?

2. How long is a typical mission on the ISS?

3. How long did you have to train to become an astronaut?

4. When people built the ISS, how did they send it up into space?

5. Why don’t meteors hit the space station?

6. What is your favourite thing about being an astronaut?

7. If you could make a time capsule to represent your stay on the ISS, what would you put in it?

8. Would walking on the moon be the same as space walking outside of the ISS?

9. Once you return to Earth, what process do you have to follow?

10. How do you get oxygen to breathe in the Space Station?

11. Why is the Space Station split into different sections for different nations?

12. What do you struggle with most on the Space Station?

13. What do you do for recreation in your spare time on the ISS?

14. What types of experiments are you currently running and how does zero gravity affect them?

15. What kind of food do you eat in space?

16. How many people can be in the Space Station at the one time?

17. What is your main job on the International Space Station?

18. What job would you have if you weren’t an astronaut?

19. Do astronauts play pranks on each other and what’s the best prank you’ve seen or done?

20. What is your favourite thing to look at on Earth from the International Space Station?

21. How long from take-off does it take to reach the International Space Station?

22. Do you need more sleep in space than you do on Earth?

23. The space station is exposed to extreme heat and cold. How is the temperature regulated?

24. How have Science experiments on the space station affected life back on Earth?

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