ARISS School Contact 9 Feb 2024, 8:12 UTC, direct via EA5RKP

Astronaut Loral O’Hara KI5TOM

An educational radio contact is planned with School of Telecommunications Engineering, ETSIT Valencia (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia), Valencia, Spain, direct via EA5RKP.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS and the scheduled crewmember is Loral O’Hara KI5TOM; the ARISS mentor is IKØUSO.

Contact is go for: Friday 9 February 2024, 08:12:46 UTC,  31 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 School of Telecommunications Engineering students:

1. What experiment are you working on?

2. Has your perspective on life changed after being on the ISS?

3. What would you like to achieve by working as an astronaut?

4. How do you communicate and maintain contact with your loved ones on Earth?

5. If a virus is detected, which is the protocol to follow? Can a virus be detected on the spacecraft?

6. How do you maintain your fitness in space? How does the state of weightlessness mainly affect?

7. What have you studied? And how did you train for the space station programme?

8. How did you feel when you experimented zero gravity for the first time?

9. What is the most complicated part of launching into space?

10. What are the safety measures implemented to protect the space station against possible space debris impacts?

11. Are there any space laws in case in-orbit crimes are committed?

12. What is day to day like on the ISS? Is there an established routine?

13. How do you manage the temperature in the space station?

14. What advice would you give to those who want to become astronauts?

15. How did you manage to navigate the ship so easily? All the places in this one look the same

16. How does microgravity impact the effectiveness of the scientific experiments being carried out on the space station and what notable discoveries have emerged so far?

17. What is the most pleasant moment and the most unpleasant one of your mission?

18. What was your motivation to be an astronaut? When was it clear?

19. Which was the hardest part of your training?

20. What has been the most amazing moment out of the space?

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