ARISS School Contact 22 Feb 2024, 18:26 UTC, direct via N6NA

An educational radio contact is planned with Girl Scout Troop 1089, Sacramento, CA, direct via N6NA.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled crewmember is Loral O’Hara KI5TOM; the ARISS mentor is AA4KN.

Contact is go for: Thursday 22 February 2024, 18:26:02 UTC, 89 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 Girl Scout Troop 1089 students:

1. What is the strangest thing to happen to you on the ISS?

2. What are some of the experiments you are working on? What is your favorite?

3. What are you most looking forward to when you return to Earth?

4. What are some things you will miss about space once you are back on Earth?

5. What advice would you give someone who wants to be where you are?

6. The first time you took off from Earth where you scared? What was it like?

7. Do you think we will find evidence of life beyond Earth?

8. How do you get supplies from Earth?

9. Are your experiments mostly biological or technological?

10. How do solar flares affect you and the Space Station?

11. Do you listen to music or Podcasts in space? If so, what?

12. Do you have any free time? If so, what do you do during it?

13. Do you really eat astronaut ice cream? What is your favorite flavor?

14. What happens if there is an emergency with the Station itself?

15. What is your deepest worry while on the ISS?

16. What is the hardest part of being an astronaut?

17. What is the average day on the ISS like for you?

18. Would you live on Mars if you could?

19. What is your favorite part of being an astronaut?

20. Do all astronauts perform experiments or do some focus on science while others focus on the maintenance of the space station or something else?

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