An educational radio contact is planned with Old St. Mary’s School, Chicago, Illinois, multi-point telebridge via ON4ISS-ARISS amateur radio telebridge groundstation in Belgium. The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be ***TBD *** and the scheduled crewmember is Bob Hines KI5RQT.
Contact is go for: Tuesday 31 May 2022, 16:32:31 UTC, 81 deg. Downlink signals from ISS will be audible over parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM ; contact will be in English. Check for latest information on the operation mode . RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)
Proposed questions generated by the Old St. Mary’s School students:
1. How does it feel when you are blasting off during the first moments in space?
2. What is the most satisfying or amazing thing that you’ve seen in space?
3. Is it lonely being in space away from your family for so long? How do you handle your emotions?
4. Who is your bestie on the crew?
5. What personal items did you bring to the ISS?
6. What is your favorite thing to do in space? Do you play board games or video games?
7. What has been the most difficult day you have had in space? Why?
8. What experiments are you working on right now?
9. What would you do if someone got injured or is sick in space? Is it different than on Earth?
10. Has anyone baked cookies in space? If so, is it easier or harder? Do you have a favorite type of cookie?
11. What is the best meal in space?
12. Why did you want to become an astronaut?