An educational radio contact is planned with Lewis Center for Educational Research, Apple Valley, CA, telebridge via ARISS Telebridge Station K6DUE in Greenbelt, Maryland.
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled astronaut is Thomas Marshburn KE5HOC. Contact is a go for: Monday 31 January 2022, 17:47:42 UTC, 35 deg; the talk will be in English, downlink signals from ISS will be audible above Maryland, USA, and nearby areas on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM, RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)
Proposed questions generated by the Lewis Center for Educational Research students:
1. How do you celebrate holidays in space?
2. What dangers do you face on the International Space Station? ¿Qué peligros enfrentan en la estación espacial nacional?
3. Does breathing feel different when you are on the space station, or does it feel about the same as breathing on earth?
4. If Earth food has expiration dates, how does food in space stay in good condition for several months?
5. What is the scariest thing that happened when you were in the spacecraft launching or landing or on the International Space Station?
6. If there’s a power outage on Earth, how will that affect you?
7. How does it feel to be able to find new discoveries to help humanity? What are some of the most recent discoveries?
8. What precautions would be taken if a crew mate got sick?
9. What is one piece of training that has been the most useful to you?
10. Mike Hopkins is currently the only Space Force Astronaut and he switched from USAF to USSF while aboard the ISS. Will there be more Space Force Astronauts and how many?
11. How does living in such a cramped space with artificial light, recycled air, and extremely close quarters affect your mental health?
12. Do the stars look different from space than they do from Earth? Are they brighter? Are they clearer? Are there more of them? ¿Se ven diferentes las estrellas en el espacio que en latierra? Hay muchas estrellas?
13. Does each person on the ISS have a specific role? What is your role and what is your day like on the International Space Station completing your role?
14. What do you do if the person guiding you from Earth loses connection?
15. What meal will you get first when you come back to Earth?
16. How did it affect you when you saw the Earth from a different perspective while you were on the International Space Station?
17. What has been the most surprising experience or feeling since you’ve launched?
18. What happens if a machine starts breaking down on the International Space Station?
19. What is your favorite thing to do during your spare time on the International Space Station?
20. How might being part of Space Force Junior ROTC help me toward a NASA/Space Force career?