ARISS SCHOOL CONTACT 17 March 2022, 10:21 UTC, direct via 8J1KSC

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei is scheduled to return to Earth on March 30 after 355 days in space. Credit: NASA

An educational radio contact is planned with Kids Star Club Sayama, Sayama, Japan, direct via 8J1KSC.

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

Contact is go for: Thursday 17 March 2022, 10:21:47 UTC, 51 deg. Downlink signals from ISS will be audible above Japan on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; contact will be in English. RX only! Credit: AMSAT.

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Proposed questions generated by the Kids Star Club Sayama students:

1. What is the most beautiful constellation that you can see from the ISS?

2. What was your job before becoming an astronaut and how does it influence your job now?

3. Did you see a lot of space debris from the ISS?

4. What food do you like to eat while in space?

5. What is the most unusual phenomenon that can be seen from space? What kind of phenomenon is it?

6. How does a paper airplane “fly” in the space station?

7. Can analog clocks work in space?

8. Do you think humans can really live in space?

9. How did you first feel when you got into space?

10. What do you want to do first when you return to Earth?

11. What do you enjoy the most in space?

12. How do you brush your teeth in space?

13. Which is easier, life with gravity or life without gravity?

14. How is the view of the sun rise from the ISS?

15. Is there any space food that can only be eaten in space?

16. What’s the hardest thing you have ever done in space and how did you overcome that?

17. How do you feel when you look at Earth from space?

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