An educational radio contact is planned with Walkerston State School, Walkerston, Queensland, Australia, telebridge via K6DUE ARISS Telebridge Station K6DUE in Greenbelt, Maryland.
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled crewmember is Loral O’Hara KI5TOM; the ARISS mentor is VK4KHZ.
Contact is go for: Friday 3 November 2023, 11:24:58 UTC, 84 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 Walkerston State School students:
1. How long did it take to become an ‘official’ Astronaut?
2. What inspired you to be an astronaut?
3. How do the astronauts of different nationalities understand each other?
4. To protect the integrity of the ISS, what is the space station made up of to keep it together?
5. How is the International Space Station controlled?
6. What experiments are being conducted on the space station?
7. Can you see the North or South Pole as you orbit the earth?
8. Can you distinguish day from night when in space?
9. How do you keep fit / exercise each day in space?
10. How long do Space Walks go for?
11. What is the best part of a Space Walk?
12. Is it true that no gravity on the human spine effects the rate on how tall astronauts grow?
13. What are the challenges when you return to Earth after being in space with zero gravity?
14. Are Astronauts today, changing their lifestyle in space, in order to improve their survival rate?
15. When will the International Space Station be decommissioned and where will it land?
16. Do you have any advice that you would like to share with Walkerston State School students, should they be inspired to pursue a future career in the Space Industry?