ARISS School Contact 31 March 2023, 8:07 UTC, direct via AJ9N

An educational radio contact is planned with Stone Magnet Middle School, Melbourne, Fl, direct via AJ9N. The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled crewmember is Steve Bowen KI5BKB; the ARISS mentor is AJ9N.

Contact is go for: Friday 31 March 2023, 18:07:55 UTC, 50 deg.; downlink signals from ISS  will be audible over areas within the ISS footprint on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM.  RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

Proposed questions generated by the Stone Magnet Middle School students:

1. How does returning to Earth affect your physical and mental health?

2. What food and drinks do you consume, and does it taste the same as it does on Earth?

3. Do you see any objects speeding by the space station?

4. What plants are currently growing on the ISS, and what is the purpose for them?

5. Did you have special training before you traveled to the ISS, if so, what did it entail?

6. I play the cello, what instruments have been brought to space, and does it sound different?

7. What was one of the biggest surprises/adaptations you had to make that you were not prepared for?

8. How do you sleep in space, and do you have trouble sleeping?

9. What exercises do you do and how long and often do you have to do them for?

10. What is the process to become an astronaut?

11. How do you contact family and friends?

12. What type of work and research do you do?

13. Are there any factors that could delay travel back to Earth?

14. How much free time do you get and what do you do for entertainment?

15. What happens if you get sick or bleed in space?

16. What kinds of supplies get delivered to the ISS and how often?

17. Do you get homesick? If so, how do you deal with it?

18. What is the process of converting urine into clean drinking water?

19. What is the most mentally challenging thing about the transition from Earth to Space?

20. What inspired you to become an astronaut?

21. How do you use the bathroom in space?

22. What does a typical day look like for you?

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