ARISS School Contact 4 March 2024, 11:21 UTC, telebridge via K6DUE

An educational radio contact is planned with “IES Pedro Simón” Abril High School, Alcaraz, Spain, telebridge via K6DUE ARISS Telebridge Station K6DUE in Greenbelt, Maryland.

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

Contact is go for: Monday 4 March 2024 11:21:02 UTC, 70 deg.; Downlink signals from ISS will be audible above Maryland, USA, and nearby areas on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM. RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

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Proposed questions generated by the “IES Pedro Simón” Abril High School students:

1. How does a geomagnetic storm affect the ISS?

2. Can the ARISS radio be used as an emergency backup in case other communication links fail?

3. What is your opinion on space tourism?

4. How did you spend your time as your spacecraft was on its way to the ISS?

5. What did you feel when the launch vehicle stages separated?

6. Are the vegetables you grow there as tasty as the ones we grow on Earth?

7. If you went to the Moon or Mars, would you like to still be able to communicate with students from all around the world as we are doing now?

8. Is it possible to observe or photograph our village from the Cupola?

9. Do you listen to music using streaming services as we do? What genres do you and the rest of the crew like?

10. How do you adapt your sleeping patterns to the 16 sunrises and sunsets you experience each day?

11. Which is your favorite spacesuit?

12. What is the most unexpected thing you have learned during your time in space?

13. Are there any practices that you do on the ISS that you think could be applied for everyday life on Earth?

14. How do the stars and other celestial bodies appear different when viewed from the ISS compared to Earth?

15. Is underwater spacewalk training accurate?

16. Do you think Mixed Reality could be some day applied to EVA spacesuit helmets?

17. Do you believe the speed of light will limit deep space travel and communications?

18. Are helicopters such as Ingenuity the future for robotic planetary exploration?

19. Could you tell us one everyday life thing that is easier to do in space than on Earth?

20. Is Artificial Intelligence used on the ISS as of today?

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