ARISS School Contact 10 April 2024, 13:16 UTC, direct via IK1SLD

Astronaut Jeannette J.Epps. (Picture: NASA)

An educational radio contact is planned with ARTADEMIA, Milano, Italy, AND Scuola Secondaria I grado “A. Moro”, Ponte Lambro (CO), Italy, direct via IK1SLD.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 and the scheduled crewmember is Jeanette Epps KF5QNU, the ARISS mentor is IZ2GOJ.

Contact is go for: Wed 2024-04-10 13:16:48 UTC, 53 deg. Downlink signals from ISS  will be audible over Italy and parts of Europe within the ISS footprint on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; contact will be in English.  RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

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Proposed questions generated by the ARTADEMIA AND Scuola Secondaria I grado “A. Moro”students:

1. What did you study to become an astronaut?

2. What is the most stimulating experiment you’re working on?

3. How difficult is it to adapt to the microgravity condition of the ISS?

4. Which planets can be seen from the ISS?

5. How does the breathing system of EVA suits and in the ISS work?

6. What system do you use to grow the plants in space?

7. What is your daily routine and how do you organize it?

8. Do you dream differently in space than when you are on Earth?

9. Does it make you feel nauseous being up there?

10. What is the temperature on board the ISS?

11. Does the food you eat in space taste the same as what you eat on Earth?

12. Are fireworks and amateur astronomers’ lasers visible from the ISS?

13. What is the best experience you have had in space?

14. How are the interactions between crew members on the ISS?

15. What do you do in your free time? Do you have books and board games?

16. Is there any particular smell inside the ISS?

17. Do you have contact with your families?

18. How does a flame behave in space?

19. Why did you decide to become an astronaut?

20. What is the most fascinating area of the Earth seen from the ISS?

21. What experience has most changed your perception of the Universe and life on Earth?

22. What cannot be brought on board the ISS?

23. What plans do you have for the future?

24. Do your ears hurt when you go up in space?

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