ARISS SCHOOL CONTACT 1 May 2023, 12:43 UTC, direct via KC3JND

An educational radio contact is planned with Council Rock High School South, Holland, PA, direct via KC3JND. The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled crewmember is Steve Bowen KI5BKB; the ARISS mentor is AB1OC.

Contact is go for: Monday 1 May 2023, 12:43:15 UTC, 79 deg.; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above areas within the ISS footprint on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM, RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

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Proposed questions generated by the Council Rock High School South students:

1. How does your companionship and cooperation on the ISS serve as a lesson for how to solve problems in society?

2. Are there skills that you have learned from acquiring your amateur radio license that have helped you as an astronaut?

3. Do you think that living in space has given you a unique perspective on life on this planet and our role as stewards of it?

4. How has your education helped you become the astronaut that you are today and what advice would you give to someone looking to pursue that career?

5. How hard was it for you to adjust to experiencing night and day every 45 minutes?

6. In your experience in space, what stood out the most as being different compared to your training?

7. What experiments will you be conducting that you believe could have significant scientific impact?

8. What challenges if any did you encounter during this mission and how did you handle them?

9. Have language barriers presented any obstacles during your time on the ISS?

10. How does traveling in the Space X vehicle compare to the Soyuz spacecraft?

11. How has your wilderness training benefitted you during your tenure in space?

12. Has being an astronaut always been a dream of yours, or is it something that you learned you wanted to pursue along the way.

13. Who was most influential in helping you become an astronaut?

14. What is the best and worst experiences related to being in microgravity?

15. Working alongside astronauts from many countries, why do you think it is important for the advancement of science and space exploration to be an international effort.

16. How does the duration of exercise in microgravity compare to that on Earth in order to get the same results?

17. Are there any values or views that you’ve developed that you don’t think you would have without your experiences?

18. What is your favorite thing to do during your free time on the ISS?

19. Do you think living away from civilization has changed your outlook on life or relationships?

20. How has microgravity affected your sense of smell and taste?

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