ARISS School Contact 7 Feb 2023, 18:45 UTC, direct via W7IVM


An educational radio contact is planned with Cache County School District, Millville, UT, direct via W7IVM .  The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled crewmember is Josh Cassada KI5CRH.

Contact is go for: Tuesday 7 February 2023, 18:45:54 UTC, 32 deg;  downlink signals from ISS  will be audible over parts of USA within the ISS footprint on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; contact will be in English.  RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

Proposed questions generated by the Cache County School District students:

1. What is your biggest, personal goal in relation to space?

2. What keeps you pushing your limits when you are struggling to find motivation?

3. Was there a specific book, movie, or show that inspired you to become an astronaut?

4. How excited do you feel about the Artemis program and its upcoming missions?

5. How fast are you able to spin in a weightless environment?

6. Despite all your training and preparation for space, what is something about living in space you didn’t expect?

7. What is your favorite part about the ARISS program?

8. What are you currently researching?

9. What is the part of your job you look most forward to?

10. What is the most fun or interesting experiment you have conducted in space?

11. Does sleeping in the sleeping bag trigger insomnia?

12. Do you ever get claustrophobic?

13. Which NASA project do you feel is the most important to us as human beings?

14. When did or what made you first realize you wanted to be an astronaut?

15. What’s the most beautiful view you’ve seen from space?

16. How many repairs do you usually do to/on the space station daily?

17. If able to access music in space, what types do you usually listen to?

18. Is there a food you think is better in space than Earth?

19. Are plants grown aboard the ISS similar in size as the same plant grown on Earth?

20. What is your favorite ‘trick’ to do in a weightless environment?

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