ARISS School Contact 8 April 2024, 17:45 UTC


An educational radio contact is planned with Tooele County School District, Tooele, UT, direct via W7CBL.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled crewmember is Matthew Dominick KCØTOR, the ARISS mentor is AJ9N.

Contact is go for: Monday 8 April 2024,17:45:07 UTC, 38 deg. Downlink signals from ISS  will be audible over areas within the ISS footprint on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; contact will be in English.  RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

Proposed questions generated by the Tooele County School District students:

1. What was the hardest part of your training to become an astronaut?

2. What is the coolest tool or piece of technology you use on station?

3. What immediate physical effects did being in space for the first time have on you?

4. How would zero g affect the flight of a paper airplane?

5. Which diseases or disorders are you at more risk for in space?

6. What is the strangest thing you’ve seen in space?

7. What happens when you cry in zero g?

8. How does zero gravity affect blood flow?

9. If you could design a new module for the ISS, what would its primary purpose be?

10. What challenges do you face on a daily basis that are unique to living in space?

11. What advice would you give to students aspiring to a career in space exploration?

12. How do you determine who gets to pick the movies on movie night?

13. What is the procedure if an unidentified being attempted to contact you?

14. How do you celebrate holidays on the ISS?

15. How long does it take to get used to sleeping in space?

16. How often do you get to hear from your families?

17. What is the most exciting thing that has happened for you on this expedition?

18. I run cross country, and the anticipation before the race is worse for me then the actual race. How does the anticipation of the launch differ from the actual launch?

19. What has been the biggest difference between your underwater training and space?

20. What is the plan if the ISS was to suffer a station-wide power outage?

21. How does aurora borealis look different from space?

22. How does space affect plant growth?

23. How could they protect themselves if they are in danger in space?

24. Is there a protocol for the ISS if a catastrophic event happens on earth?

25. What daily routines are crucial to maintaining physical and mental well-being?

26. Other than family and friends, what do you miss most about living on earth?

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