ARISS School Contact 02 Feb 2024, 18:21:26 UTC, direct via AFØS

Astronaut Loral O’Hara (picture: NASA)

An educational radio contact is planned with Thrive Home School Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, direct via AFØS.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled crewmember is Loral O’Hara KI5TOM; the ARISS mentor is KD8COJ.

Contact is go for: Friday 2 February 2024, 18:21:26 UTC, 80 deg. Downlink signals from ISS will be audible above areas within the ISS footprint on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM, RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

Proposed questions generated by the Thrive Home School Academy students:

1. Do things smell or taste differently in space?

2. What is your favorite meal while on the International Space Station?

3. How did it feel to walk in space?

4. How many rooms does the ISS have, and do you have your own bedroom?

5. If the ISS travels at 17000 mph, why do you float?

6. Based on the research from the Veggie Project, could you grow a fruit-bearing bonsai tree in space?

7. How do you keep up your muscle mass?

8. How much power would it take to reach the nearest neutron star?

9. How do you communicate with your family when you are in space?

10. How does it feel to take off in a rocket?

11. What inspired you to become an astronaut?

12. What is your favorite thing you have seen in space?

13. When do you come back from space and how will you get back?

14. Do you operate and sleep on Universal time or Houston time?

15. Do you feel like you’re falling all the time? If not, how long does it last until you get used to it?

16. What is one mission you’ve done onboard, and do you like doing them?

17. Can you play a musical instrument on the ISS?

18. Can you see constellations from the ISS?

19. What is one thing you will do differently because of your experience in space?

20. What movie or show inspires you about space?

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