ARISS School Contact 21 July 2023, 17:54 UTC

IK1SLD ARISS Telebridge GS antennas

An educational radio contact is planned with Camp William B. Snyder, Haymarket, VA, telebridge via IK1SLD ARISS Telebridge & HamTV Ground Station, located in Casale Monferrato (AL), Italy.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS and the scheduled crewmember is Sultan Al Neyadi KI5VTV, the ARISS mentor is AJ9N.

Contact is go for: Friday 21 July 2023, 17:54:29 UTC 54 deg; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM ; the conversation will be in English. RX only! Credit: AMSAT.

Watch for livestream

Proposed questions generated by the Camp William B. Snyder students:

1. Have the skillsets desired by the astronaut selection committee changed overtime?

2. Did you have to learn all the languages spoken by the individual crew members on the ISS?

3. What would you like to do when you retire from being an astronaut?

4. Have you seen any objects like debris in space – if so, what was that like?

5. Have you or your colleagues ever gotten sick while in space? How do you take care of yourself or get better?

6. Do you have time to pursue any hobbies while at ISS?

7. We raced blastcars in STEM Scouts this year. These are basically pinewood derby cars, with a CO2 cartridge (engine) attached to them. How would that work aboard the ISS?

8. How do you stay in touch with your family and friends while on missions?

9. Do you see more stars from the space station, than looking at them from Earth?

10. What is the long term impacts to your health by living on the ISS?

11. What does a day in the live of an astronaut look like?

12. What are some of the science experiments you have worked on while at the ISS?

13. Do you get regular time off while aboard the ISS, and what do you do during your time off?

14. Do you have any advice for young people who may be interested in becoming an astronaut?

15. Will the mission to the moon open the door for different science experiments? How so?

Leave a Reply