ARISS School Contact 6 November 2023, 7:52 UTC, telebridge via ZS6JON

An educational radio contact is planned with Halls Head College, Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia, telebridge via ZS6JON. 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: Monday 6 November 2023, 07:52:56 UTC, 44 deg.; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above parts of South Africa and nearby Botswana on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM, the conversation will be in English, RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

Proposed questions generated by the Halls Head College students:

1. What is the main thing you miss about Earth?

2. What have you learned that you didn’t know before going to the ISS?

3. What/who was your biggest inspiration?

4. What has been the most challenging obstacle you have had to face?

5. What is your everyday routine on the ISS?

6. What was the most memorable part of your astronaut training (good or bad)?

7. What qualifications do you need to become an astronaut?

8. What is the weirdest thing that has happened in space?

9. What is the first step to becoming an astronaut and how long does the training take?

10. What effect does being in space have on the human body?

11. Can you boil water in space?

12. Do you think space would have a smell? How would you smell it?

13. What type of food do you eat in space and what is your favourite?

14. Do you have a regular job on Earth?

15. What is your objective on the ISS?

16. How has your view of the Earth changed since being in space?

17. What is your role on the ISS?

18. Is it ever boring up there?

19. Are you looking forward to the new space station?

20. What kinds of exercises do you do in space?

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