ARISS SCHOOL CONTACT 21 April 2022, 17:13 UTC, direct via W8BCS

Kyla Barron


An educational radio contact is planned with Bellefontaine High School, Bellefontaine, OH, direct via W8BCS. The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled astronaut is Kayla Barron KI5LAL.

Contact is go for: Thursday 21 April 2022, 17:13:09 UTC, 44 deg.; downlink signals from ISS will be audible over interested areas on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM, RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

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Proposed questions generated by the Bellefontaine High School students:

1. How long does it take to get used to gravity after being in space?

2. Can you throw objects, like a football, on the ISS?

3. How close are you to the moon, sun, or earth right now?

4. How do you train to keep healthy in space?

5. What is the weirdest thing you have ever encountered in space?

6. How long can you stay in space?

7. What is the protocol if depressurization occurs on the ISS?

8. Who inspired you to go to space?

9. What happens if someone breaks a bone or gets injured in another way on the ISS?

10. Aside from a clock, how do you know if it is day or night in space?

11. Do you have a tracking device in case an asteroid hits the ISS or another planet?

12. What does the earth look like from the ISS?

13. How does space affect our motor skills?

14. What are some of the side effects of spending long durations in space?

15. What is your favorite part of being in space?

16. What resources do you have available on the ISS if something breaks?

17. What is the hardest thing about going to space?

18. How long and how hard did you have to train in order to be able to go to space?

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