ARISS School Contact 12 Oct 2021, 11:12 UTC, direct via GB4MHN

Mary Hare School for deaf children in Newbury Berkshire UK will be using Amateur Radio equipment with call sign GB4MHN (Mary Hare NADARS) set up with the help of Radio Amateurs from the Newbury and District Amateur Radio Society (NADARS).


An educational radio contact is planned with Mary Hare School, Newbury, UK, direct via GB4MHN.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled astronaut is Mark Vande Hei KG5GNP. Contact is go for: Tuesday 12 Oct 2021, 11:12:33 UTC, 61 deg.; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above England and nearby areas on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM, pls remember: RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

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Proposed questions generated by the Mary Hare School students:

1. Do you have to learn a sign language to communicate if the radios in your suit goes wrong?

2. How do you tell directions in space?

3. What do the northern lights look like from space?

4. How can you shower in zero gravity?

5. What’s your most favourite space technology?

6. If there was a fire, how would you evacuate?

7. Do mobile devices work in space? For example, an iPhone?

8. If you could take one thing from home into space, to make life more fun what would you take and why?

9. What is it like to wake up and see the earth from space

10. How long have you been in space for?

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