ARISS School Contact 18 April 2024, 17:48:40 UTC, direct via KQ4JVI

NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps KF5QNU (Picture: NASA)

An educational radio contact is planned with Mountain View Elementary, Marietta, GA, direct via KQ4JVI. The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled crewmember is Jeanette Epps KF5QNU, the ARISS mentor is K4RGK.

Contact is go for: Thu 18 April 2024, 17:48:40 UTC, 44 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 Mountain View Elementary students:

1. Since things float, is there physical friction in space?

2. What is the worst emergency to have on the ISS and what do you do?

3. Does zero gravity affect how your body processes food?

4. If you broke a bone in space, would you heal the same as you would on Earth?

5. Do you feel anxious thinking about returning to your home since time creates change?

6. What is the most high-tech item on the ISS not well-known by others?

7. What’s the biggest problem about the ISS?

8. On the ISS, does the crew have full access or are there areas that are off limits?

9. Have you ever had to borrow parts from one item to fix a different item on the ISS?

10. If you were given the option to live on the ISS permanently, what would your reaction be and would you accept?

11. From your unique view in space, are there noticable patterns that show how greenhouse gases might be impacting our planet?

12. Which is a better feeling: getting to space or living in space?

13. Are you your own doctor if you get sick?

14. When you sweat on the ISS from exercise, does the sweat fall off you like it does on Earth?

15. What kind of experiments do you choose to work on, and why?

16. How did it feel when you left the Earth’s gravitational pull?

17. Do you use robots on the ISS and what do they do?

18. Have you noticed an immediate change in your body after being in space?

19. Besides exercise, eat, play, and rest, are there any other things you need to do for your body while living in space?

20. How do you get dressed in space without floating away?

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