ARISS School Contact 28 November 2022, 15:58 UTC, telebridge via ON4ISS

Astronaut Koichi Wakata With Canadarm2 (Picture: NASA)

An educational radio contact is planned with West Ferris Intermediate Secondary School, North Bay, ON, Canada, telebridge via telebridge via ON4ISS-ARISS amateur radio telebridge groundstation in Belgium, Europe.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be TBD; the scheduled astronaut is Koichi Wakata KI5TMN. Contact is go for: Monday 28 November 2022, 15:58:45 UTC, 77 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.)

Proposed questions generated by the West Ferris Intermediate Secondary School students:

1. Do you feel any changes when you return to Earth?

2. What do you do during your free time?

3. What is your favorite and least favorite food in space?

4. How long did it take to get into space?

5. Why did you decide to become an astronaut?

6. What does your sleep schedule look like?

7. How much food do you consume a day?

8. How do you clean the station?

9. Is it difficult to contact your family while there?

10. When first entering space, do you feel any differences inside your body? For instance, your organs moving?

11. What is the coolest thing you have seen while on station?

12. Are space suits uncomfortable?

13. How long have you been an astronaut?

14. How do you keep your bones from getting weaker in space and how do you restrengthen them after returning?

15. Once in space, how long do you have to be there for?

16. Has there been anything that you weren’t prepared for that you thought you were?

17. How do you deal with an illness in space and having no medication to help the person who is ill?

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