ARISS School Contact 11 Dec 2023, 13:45 UTC, direct via KC3SGV


An educational radio contact is planned with Harbor Creek School, Harborcreek, PA, direct via KC3SGV.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled crewmember is Andreas Mogensen KG5GCZ; the ARISS mentor is KD8COJ.

Contact is go for: Monday 11 Dec 2023, 13:45:04 UTC, 46 deg. ; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above areas within the ISS footprint on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; RX only! Credit: AMSAT.

Watch for Livestream

Proposed questions generated by the Harbor Creek School students:

1. How does what astronauts do help humanity in the future?

2. How soon do you see living in space as a possibility in the future?

3. Do you believe we are alone in the universe, and why?

4. What is the hardest thing to acclimate to on the ISS?

5. What is the most fun or interesting thing about living in space that you would not be able to do on earth?

6. What is the first thing you plan to do when you get back to Earth? (Not required NASA stuff.)

7. What is the biggest challenge in future space exploration?

8. What other professions were you interested in prior to NASA, and are you still interested in them?

9. What or who inspired you to become an astronaut?

10. What was the biggest challenge you had to face in order to become an astronaut, and why?

11. Why do you think that space exploration is important?

12. How long did it take you to adapt to 0 G?

13. What tasks do you enjoy doing the most and least on the ISS?

14. What do you see as the future of space flight?

15. What is something you didn’t expect to miss about living on Earth, after being on board the ISS?

16. How do you see private companies and NASA working together in the future?

17. What was your challenging experience in space? What made the experience so challenging?

18. Did you have any concerns about your travel when you first went into space, and do you still have these concerns?

19. Were there any times where you felt it was never possible to become an astronaut, and why?

20. What do you believe sets you apart from the other astronauts you work with on the ISS?

21. How much did your family have to sacrifice in order for you to become an astronaut?

22. What was the first thing you missed about earth, and why?

Leave a Reply