ARISS School Contact 20 March 2024, 17:45 UTC, telebridge via VK4KHZ

An educational radio contact is planned with Second Chance School of Orestiada, Orestiada, Greece, telebridge via VK4KHZ.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled crewmember is Loral O’Hara KI5TOM, Mike Barratt KD5MIJ (Observing); the Moderator is scheduled to be Will KW4WZ and the ARISS mentor is Francesco IKØWGF.

Contact is go for: Wed 20 March 2024, 17:45:54 UTC, 60 deg. Downlink signals from ISS will be audible above areas within the ISS footprint on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM, RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

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Proposed questions generated by the Second Chance School of Orestiada students: 1. Can you grow your own food on ISS? For instance, your own vegetables in order to consume them?

2. What kind of diet do you follow on ISS and what is your favorite food?

3. What is it like to live and work in a microgravity environment?

4. Is all the hard work and sacrifice worth it to get the privilege of seeing the Earth from above?

5. What’s the most exciting experience you have ever had in space?

6. How did you feel the very first time you went to space?

7. Did you become an astronaut to earn a living or to experience something new?

8. How long is it before someone can return to the ISS?

9. How do you contact your loved ones on Earth during your mission?

10. What’s your daily routine on ISS?

11. What do ISS astronauts do in their free time?

12. Was it easy or hard to adjust on ISS?

13. Which is the most interesting scientific research conducted on ISS?

14. How many hours do you work, do you have shifts?

15. How do you face seclusion and long term stay in an enclosed area?

16. What kind of difficulties do you face on ISS?

17. How long and how do astronauts prepare to go into space?

18. What is sleeping like in space?

19. Have you seen the Aurora from the ISS? And if so, how was it?

20. How often are supplies provided?

21. After your experience on ISS, do you evaluate life in a different way?



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