ARISS School Contact 17 April 2024, 10:44 UTC, direct via GB4ACA

NASA astroanut Matthew Dominick KCØTOR

An ecucational radio contact is planned with Mrs Ethelston’s CE Primary Academy at Axminster Community Academy Trust, Lyme Regis, United Kingdom, direct via GB4ACA.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled crewmember is Matthew Dominick KCØTOR; the ARISS mentor is MØXTD. Contact is go for: Wed 17 April 2024, 10:44:49 UTC, 81 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.)

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Proposed questions generated by the Mrs Ethelston’s CE Primary Academy at Axminster Community Academy Trust students:

1. What was the hardest part of getting ready to go to space?

2. If you can make the water from a bottle float, then how can you swallow it without it coming up again?

3. Why do humans want to go to Mars?

4. How will we get loads of water in space without running out?

5. How long does it take to transmit data from Earth to ISS?

6. How do you not get lost in space?

7. Why doesn’t the ISS fall and hit the ground?

8. How much exercise do you need and how do you get it?

9. What temperature is it in the ISS and is that the same outside?

10. What is it like in zero gravity?

11. (What is your favourite part of the ISS and why?

12. How fast can you move around in zero gravity?

13. (How do you wash your hands?

14. (Have you ever seen any astronomical phenomenons?

15. What is your favourite site every time you circle the earth?

16. How big is the ISS?

17. How do you cook food in space?

18. How do you vote in space?

19. Are the space suits really heavy or light?

20. Which other planets can you see?

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