ARISS School Contact 27 September 2022, 18:30 UTC, telebridge via ON4ISS

Bob “Farmer” Hines on Twitter (@Astro_FarmerBob)

An educational radio contact is planned with New England Sci-Tech, Natick, MA, telebridge via ON4ISS-ARISS amateur radio telebridge groundstation in Belgium.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be ***TBD***; the scheduled crewmember is Bob Hines KI5RQT. Contact is go for: Tuesday 27 September 2022, 18:30:39 UTC 89 deg.

Downlink signals from ISS  will be audible over parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; contact will be in English.  RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

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Proposed questions generated by the New England Sci-Tech students:

1. Have you used any AI Robots to help you on the space station?

2. How would you feel, if we find signs of life on another planet?

3. Have you ever gotten sick in space and spread it to another astronaut?

4. How do all the modules from different countries interconnect without causing software or hardware incompatibilities?

5. What exercise method do you find most useful to ward off muscle atrophy?

6. Have you experienced light flashes or Astronaut’s Eye?

7. It is my absolute dream to be sitting in the same position you are. If you could give me just one piece of advice what would it be?

8. Have you ever been on the ISS when it was impacted by an object in space such as a micrometeorite?

9. Do you ever feel pain because of the way microgravity affects your muscles?

10. Did you find the astronaut training program was mentally or physically strenuous or stressful?

11. How does seeing the earth from a different perspective change the way you think about life?

12. What advice would you give to children who wish to someday become an astronaut?

13. If extravehicular activity didn’t require so much preparation beforehand, would you do it more often?

14. What was the most amazing thing you saw your first time in space?

15. Have you used amateur radio on the ISS besides making ARISS contacts with school kids on Earth?

16. Do you sleep better in space or on Earth?

17. Do you normally rely on computers or human skill for spaceship docking at the ISS?

18. What are some memorable mascots that have been brought up to the ISS?

19. What unusual weather on Earth have you seen from space?

20. What class or extracurricular activity inspired you the most to become an astronaut?

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