ARISS School Contact 14 Dec 2023, 13:17UTC, direct via SV5BYR

An educational radio contact is planned with Primary School of Zipari Kos, Zipari, Greece, direct via SV5BYR.  The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS and the scheduled crewmember is Andreas Mogensen KG5GCZ; the ARISS mentor is IKØWGF.

Contact is go: Thursday 14 December 2023, 13:17:31 UTC, 26 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.

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Proposed questions generated by the Primary School of Zipari Kos students:

1. How long have you been in space?

2. How many people, men and women are there now on the space station?

3. Can you name one reason you became an astronaut?

4. Do you believe there is life on other planets?

5. How did you feel the first time you left Earth?

6. What is your favorite food in space?

7. What is your favorite spot in the Space Station?

8. How did you feel when you first saw the Earth from above?

9. What scares you in space?

10. What do you miss about Earth?

11. After how long do you start missing your loved ones?

12. What message would you send to your loved ones?

13. Do you ever feel lonely on the International Space Station?

14. What is the main danger you might encounter there? 15. What do you do when you get sick? 16. What is your favorite sport? Can you play that in space? 17. What do you do for fun in space? 18. Which is your favorite planet and why? 19. Have you ever had an accident during a repair?

UPDATE     Questions 11, 12, 13, 15 and 19 have been changed with the following: 

11. After how long do you start missing your loved ones? Does training prepare you?

12. How do you talk to your loved ones and how often do you get to?

13. Do you ever feel lonely or get bored on the Space Station?

15. How do you get treatment in space if you get sick?

19. Do you ever have to make repairs in space, and do they always go as planned?

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