ARISS School Contact 7 March 2023, 8:45 UTC, telebridge via VK4KHZ

Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News
Picture: VK4KHZ ARISS Telebridge Station. Courtesy of Shane Lynd

An educational radio contact is planned with Jumeirah College Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, telebridge via VK4KHZ ARISS  telebridge ground station.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled crewmember is Sultan AlNeyadi KI5VTV . Contact is go for: Tuesday 7 March 2023, 08:45:03 UTC, 27 deg. Downlink signals from ISS will be audible above parts of Australia on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; contact will be in English. RX only! Credit: AMSAT.

Proposed questions generated by the Jumeirah College Dubai students:

1. What inspired you to become an astronaut?

2. How did you prepare yourself mentally and physically for the journey to the Space Station?

3. How did you feel during the launch of the spacecraft?

4. At which point did you feel a change in gravity during your journey to space?

5. What are some of the differences between the simulation training and experiencing real-life space travel?

6. What was the most surprising aspect when you arrived at the Space Station?

7. Do you ever get homesick while in space? If so, how do you deal with it?

8. What does it feel like when you are wearing a spacesuit?

9. How is a build-up of waste managed on the Space Station to stay sustainable?

10. What type of work and research do you do on the Space Station?

11. Do you feel cold while living on the Space Station?

12. What sounds can you hear around the Space Station and do they distract you?

13. What is the scariest thing that has happened to you in space?

14. How do you clean the inside and the outside of the Space Station?

15. Do you find it difficult to sleep on the Space Station?

16. How do you entertain yourself when you’re on the Space Station?

17. What personal items did you bring with you to the Space Station and why did you bring them?

18. What is your favourite food to eat on the Space Station?

19. What does the future of space exploration hold for humanity?

20. What physical changes happen to your body when living on the Space Station for a long duration mission?

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