ARISS School Contact 27 Oct 2021, 18:31 UTC, multi-point telebridge via W7MRF



An educational radio contact is planned with Tarwater Elementary School, Chandler, AZ, multi-point telebridge via W7MRF. A multi-point telebridge contact means that each student will be on the telebridge from their own home.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled astronaut is Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD. Contact is go for: Wed 27 Oct 2021, 18:31:27 UTC,  37 deg. Contact will be in English; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above Chandler (Arizona) and nearby areas on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM, pls remember: RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

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Proposed questions generated by the Tarwater Elementary School students:

1. What kind of research are you doing on the Space Station?

2. Are your dreams different in space compared to dreams on Earth?

3. What is the most interesting or challenging thing that you have done on the ISS?

4. What do you miss most about being home?

5. Where does the oxygen that you breathe come from?

6. What type of personal items do you bring with you?

7. Which do you like better, regular ice cream or space ice cream?

8. How do light and sound travel in space?

9. How do you know what day it is on the space station?

10. How does it feel when you come down from space? Do you feel dizzy?

11. What happens if you encounter space junk or meteoroids? What are the procedures?

12. Do plants grow taller than usual in microgravity?

13. How often do you have to fix things at the International Space Station?

14. What is the hardest part of your job?

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