ARISS School Contact 16 December 2022, 17:25 UTC direct via VA3SQN

An educational radio contact is planned with Maitland Air Cadet Association, Goderich, ON, Canada, direct via VA3SQN.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled crewmember is Josh Cassada KI5CRH .  Contact is go for: Friday 16 December 2022, 17:25:07 UTC, 32 deg.

Downlink signals from ISS  will be audible over canadian areas within the ISS footprint on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; contact will be in English.  RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)


Proposed questions generated by the Maitland Air Cadet Association students:

1. How many G forces do you experience when going into space?

2. What are the consequences of space life on the human body once you return to earth?

3. What is the air pressure on your body in space and what does it feel like to be weightless?

4. What does it feel like to go on a spacewalk?

5. What was your biggest fear about living in space?

6. Do you miss the earth while you’re up there?

7. When did you arrive on the ISS, and when are you scheduled to return to earth?

8. What do you do in your free time in space?

9. Are you able to call or video chat with your family?

10. How do you manage your time on the ISS without the normal 24 hour solar day?

11. How many languages do you need to be able to speak to go in the ISS?

12. What are some items are you not allowed to pack to go on board the ISS?

13. How many “Canadarms” are there on the ISS?

14. Can mail and packages be sent to and from the ISS?

15. What has been your most memorable experience during your time on the ISS?

16. What was the biggest change in your lifestyle when you first went to space?

17. What has been the biggest highlight of your career?

18. How long did it take from lift off until you were docked with the ISS?

19. What previous missions to space have you been on?

20. Are any of the current ISS crew part of the NASA Artemis missions to the moon?

21. How well are you able to see rockets launching from earth while you’re up there?

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