ARISS School Contact 21 April 2023, 17:34 UTC, multi-point telebridge via K6DUE

Astronaut Steve Bowen. (credits: NASA)

An educational radio contact is planned with Montross Middle School, Montross, VA, Multi-point telebridge via K6DUE ARISS Telebridge Ground Station in Greenbelt, Maryland.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled crewmember is Steve Bowen KI5BKB; the ARISS mentor is AA4KN.  Contact is go for: Friday 21 April 2023, 17:34:31 UTC, 37 deg; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above Maryland, USA, and nearby areas on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM, RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

Proposed questions generated by the Montross Middle School students:

1. Have you ever thought that you couldn’t make it and almost gave up trying. What encouraged you to keep going?

2. As a member of the International Space Station, I assume you work for NASA? Could you tell us your path of working for NASA?

3. How do you cope with the mental and emotional challenges of long-term space travel?

4. What is the training process for becoming an astronaut?

5. Why do you want to be an astronaut?

6. How do you sleep since there is no gravity?

7. How do you eat?

8. How do you take a shower in space?

9. How do you brush your teeth?

10. What happens if you get sick in space?

11. What does it feel like coming back into the earth’s atmosphere?

12. What type of stuff do you do in space?

13. How old were you when you first realized that you wanted to be an astronaut?

14. How long does it take to become an astronaut?

15. How long will you be on the International Space Station and can you return later?

16. What are the hardships of being an astronaut?

17. Have you gone to the back of the moon?

18. How long did it take to get used to no gravity especially when sleeping?

19. How do you get back to earth?

20. What is the bathroom like?

21. Are you able to see the other planets as you orbit the earth?

22. Does the International Space Station have a heater?

23. Is it hot when you’re coming back into the earth’s atmosphere?

24. Is time different in space?

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