ARISS School Contact 19 May 2021 9:25 UTC, Telebridge via NA7V

Astronaut Mark Vande Hei (Picture: NASA)


An educational radio contact is planned with Monaro High School, Cooma, NSW, Australia, telebridge via NA7V.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled astronaut is Mark Vande Hei KG5GNP.

Contact is a go for Wednesday 19 May 2021, 09:25:43 UTC 61 deg; downlink signals will be audible over parts of USA 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 Monaro High School students:

1. What is the biggest thing you had to give up to go on the ISS? How did going to space make it worth it? 2. How do you stay fit in space? 3. As a young Australian woman who wants to go to the ISS later in my life, what skills should I focus on? 4. What is the best thing about microgravity, and is it difficult to go from the environment of the earth to that on the ISS? 5. Have you ever seen an unexplained occurrence or suspicious things in space? 6. From the ISS, can you see the climate of our planet changing or geo-physical hazards? 7. Why does finger delamination happen? Has it happened to you? And how painful is it? 8. What goes through your head while on the launch pad, about to launch? 9. What are the specifics of the sewage/water systems? And how different is going to the toilet on the ISS? 10. What inspired you to want to be an astronaut? 11. What is the most important aspect of your training in preparation for living in space? 12. The investigation on the functional effects of space flight on cardiovascular stem cells revealed anything promising? If yes, then what? 13. Is the milky way more beautiful in space than on earth? 14. Are you able to facetime people on earth? 15. How was the ISS built? 16. Have you been to the ISS and back many times? And if so, is it hard to get use to the gravity of earth and the atmospheric pressure? 17. What is the coolest thing you have done in space? 18. How do you cut your hair and shave in space without making a mess? 19. How do you plan enough food for up to 6months while you are there? 20. What is the weirdest food you eat on the ISS? 21. Is there WIFI in space?

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