Two upcoming ARISS School Contacts

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ISS Fan Club out of PC today – very quickly posting via phone. 73!

Bowman Middle School, Bakersville, NC, direct via W4GUZ The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz The latest information on the operation mode can be found at The scheduled crewmember is Warren Hoburg KB3HTZ The ARISS mentor is AA6TB Contact is go for: Mon 2023-08-28 14:38:46 UTC 85 deg Proposed questions generated by the Bowman Middle School students: (***) 1. Are you or anyone else up there doing research on any diseases that affect humans? Are you aware of any research in space that has helped to understand, treat, or cure a disease? 2. How are you trained to respond to a fire on the ISS? How do you get rid of the residual chemicals, materials, and smoke? 3. What is your favorite space-themed movie or show? 4. How long have you been an astronaut and how long have you been on the ISS? 5. Are there ever any climate or weather-related research carried out on the ISS? If so, what was the focus of the research? 6. How many ham radio operators are currently on board the ISS? How long have you been a ham radio operator and what do you enjoy about it? 7. Can minor or major surgery ever be performed, if necessary, on the ISS? 8. What is your educational background and field of study? How do you use this on the mission? 9. What is the typical mission length in months of an ISS astronaut? How long is the pre-training before this mission and how would you describe the pre-training experience? 10. Being an ISS astronaut has to be the highlight of your career, what do you want to do in the future as far as space research or travel? 11. Who inspired you the most to be where you are today and why? 12. Were there any specific events that you saw that led you to become an astronaut on the ISS? 13. What specific advice would you give to young people today? 14. What activities and food do you miss the most while on this mission? 15. Who was your favorite teacher and what made them special to you? 16. What is the size of the current ISS crew and what nations are represented currently? Did you have to learn any of the languages of the other astronauts? 17. Can you describe the training you went through in preparing for the return trip to Earth and splashdown? 18. How do you maintain your health and fitness while on the ISS? 19. What advice would you give to a future astronaut about something they should know that the training did not prepare you for, if any? 20. How are the crew and mission of the ISS an instrument of peace and hope in a world full of conflict today? ======================================================================


Augusta Preparatory Day School, Augusta, GA, direct via K4RGK The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz The latest information on the operation mode can be found at The scheduled crewmember is Steve Bowen KI5BKB The ARISS mentor is AA4KN Contact is go for: Thu 2023-08-31 13:51:28 UTC 64 deg Proposed questions generated by the Augusta Preparatory Day School students: (***) 1. Did your training give you an accurate idea of what the real experience of being in space is like, or were there major surprises? 2. What do you think are some of the biggest misconceptions people have about space? 3. When was the last time you used calculus on the station? 4. What are the emotional/mental impacts of being in space for such a long period of time? 5. Has there ever been a moment when the ISS had a technological error or a shortage of supplies? If so, how did you and the crew solve it? 6. What do you think is the most beneficial project you have done as an astronaut? 7. What was your most prominent hesitation when coming on the International Space Station, and how did you overcome that? 8. How do you keep involved and stay in touch with family and friends? 9. What is the most amazing thing you have seen? 10. What personal and mission-driven goals do you hope to achieve? 11. Can you speak to the impact of space debris on future space missions? 12. How is leisure time scheduled and what are you able to do? 13. What do you do if someone has a medical issue on the ISS? 14. What is your most interesting story about space? 15. What personal items can you bring into space, and are there any size and weight limitations? 16. An essential part of your work pertains to communication and video work. What kind of audio-visual training factors into your training? 17. What are your thoughts about space and have you always been interested in space? 18. How does being in outer space affect the celebration of holidays? 19. How did you feel the first time you left the atmosphere? 20. Is there a way to have food or supplies delivered to the ISS? ========================================

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