An educational radio contact is planned with YOTA 2021, West Chester, OH, telebridge via ZS6JON.
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled astronaut is Akihiko Hoshide KE5DNI. Contact is go for: Wednesady 14 July 2021, 15:03:16 UTC, 58 deg; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above parts of South Africa and nearby Botswana on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM, RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)
Proposed questions generated by the YOTA 2021 students:
1. Who are your greatest role models and mentors and why?
2. What is the most interesting thing you have seen from space?
3. What was the biggest challenge you faced in becoming an astronaut, and how did you overcome it?
4. How often do you or other astronauts man the ISS simplex radio?
5. What are you doing now on the space station that will help future missions to the Moon and Mars conduct their experiments safely?
6. What is the hardest aspect of space travel that training cannot prepare you for?
7. What are your specific role(s) on the ISS?
8. What is your favorite thing to do in space that can’t be done on earth?
9. What does a typical day look like?
10. What is the most rewarding part about living and working on the ISS?
11. What new space related technology are you most excited for?
12. When did you first learn about ham radio?
13. How are breaches or leaks in the station detected and what are the necessary steps to contain them?
14. How often do you launch smaller spacecraft into orbit on the space station?
15. Are there many issues for you to fix on a day-to-day basis?