ARISS School Contact 4 June 2022, 17:56 UTC, telebridge via AB1OC

Dec. 1, 2021- NASA astronaut and SpaceX Crew-4 commander Kjell Lindgren participates in a training session at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

An educational radio contact is planned with Matinecock District, Suffolk County NY Boy Scouts, Medford, NY, telebridge via AB1OC.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be TBD and the scheduled crewmember is Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS. Contact is go for: Satursday 4 June 2022, 17:56:25 UTC, 53 deg. Downlink signals from ISS will be audible above New Hampshire and nearby areas on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM, pls remember: RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

Proposed questions generated by the Matinecock District, Suffolk County NY Boy Scouts students: 

1. What do you have to study after HS in order to have a career as an Astronaut?

2. Could the ISS ever be self-sustaining and not need care-packages of food/water/oxygen from Earth?

3. Are ISS teams only picked based on skills, or does NASA try to match personalities as well?

4. How does the ISS stay safe from all the “space junk” floating around the Earth?

5. Do you only do experiments in your field of expertise on the ISS or because of limited resources do you find yourself assisting others doing things you’re not as comfortable with?

6. Is automated piloting better than manual piloting in terms of flight controls and docking?

7. What one thing did you do as a young adult that you felt was your first significant step to becoming an astronaut?

8. I’ve heard being in space can change you taste buds. Have you created any interesting or creative recipes to make space food taste better?

9. How do they supply the ISS with constant oxygen?

10. We saw a video of a gorilla suit prank on the ISS a few month ago. Has there been any other funny pranks?

11. What jobs do you have to do on the ship?

12. Do the astronauts get to bring something from home with them to space?

13. I’ve heard astronauts from different countries will trade food. What country has the most popular dish on the ISS?

14. In your personal opinion, what is the best and least best thing about being on the ISS?

15. Can you swim in space when you’re floating?

16. Can you feel the affects being in space has on your body? If so, what’s it like?

17. Can you yo-yo upside down in space?

18. Does the ISS have technology installed that could capture Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP)like the US Navy has recently? Have you seen anything up there that you can’t explain?

19. What does it feel like to go to space?

20. I read that there was once water on Mars. Where did all the water go?

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