ARISS School Contact 4 April 2024, 14:51 UTC, direct via TM2ISS

NASA astronaut and SpaceX Crew-8 Pilot Michael Barratt participates in preflight mission training at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Credit: SpaceX

An educational radio contact is planned with Collège Théodore Monod, Gagny, France, direct via TM2ISS.  The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS and the scheduled crewmember is Mike Barratt KD5MIJ, the ARISS mentor is F6ICS.

Contact is go for: Thursday 4 April 2024, 14:51:07 UTC, 55 deg . Downlink signals from ISS  will be audible over parts of Europe within the ISS footprint on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; contact will be in English.  RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

Some details about contact preparation:

Projet ARISS avec le collège Théodore Monod de Gagny (93) – TM2ISS – partie technique

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Proposed questions generated by the Collège Théodore Monod students:

1. Could you describe your feelings when you first took off earth?

2. How do you feel when you see the Earth from space?

3. What aspect of your daily life do you miss the most during your stay aboard the ISS?

4. What aspects of adapting to life in space do you find particularly challenging?

5. Has the cultural diversity of the crew any effect on the life in space?

6. What is the most interesting scientific experiment you did in the ISS?

7. What experiment or observation stood out as the most memorable for you during your time aboard the ISS?

8. How much free time do you have and what do you do with it?

9. Do you feel as much hunger and thirst in space as we do on earth?

10. Do the organs stay in place or do they move?

11. Is it difficult to stay a long time in a box with the same persons?

12. Is there a growing danger in the ISS because of the spatial waste?

13. If you could undertake a space mission to another planet, which one would you choose?

14. Does the growing power of the private industry in the space conquest has an impact on the work in the ISS?

15. Are the space tourists welcome in the ISS and is it difficult to support them?

16. Have you ever seen any aurora borealis from the ISS?

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