ARISS School Contact 20 April 2021, 8:28 UTC – telebridge via ON4ISS

Astronaut Victor Glover KI5BKC (picture: NASA)

An educational radio contact is planned with Winmalee Public School, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia, telebridge via ON4ISS.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS and the scheduled astronaut is Victor Glover KI5BKC. Contact is go for: Tuesday 20 April 2021, 08:28:39 UTC, 81 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 Winmalee Public School students:

1. What is the best way to describe the feeling of microgravity?

2. How long does it take to travel to the Space Station from Earth?

3. Have you ever seen a meteor pass through Earth’s atmosphere from the ISS?

4. What experiments do you do at the International Space Station?

5. Has anything ever gone wrong or required you to take emergency action while you have been on board the International Space Station?

6. What happens if space junk hits the International Space Station?

7. What personal items would you take into space if allowed…and why?

8. How many times a year do you get supplies delivered to the ISS?

9. What is the most difficult thing about being in space?

10. What do you do for fun up there?

11. As the ISS orbits the earth, can you see weather patterns like cyclones?

12. Do you grow plants in the space station? If so, how?

13. What is your daily routine on the ISS?

14. How are crew members chosen to go out on a space walk?

15. Which animal species are currently on board the ISS and what is their purpose?

16. Does seeing Earth from a distance give you and your crew a different perspective on life?

17. What do you enjoy most about linking up with students from across the world as part of this amazing ARISS program?

18. Many of my students have talked about their dream to become astronauts. What would be your greatest advice for them?

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