ARISS School Contact 22 April 2024, 16:10 UTC, direct via K4YTZ

NASA astronaut Matthew Dominick KCØTOR

An edcuational radio contact is planned with Pleasant Knoll Middle School, Ft. Mill, SC, direct via K4YTZ.

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 22 April 2024, 16:10:29 UTC, 66 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 Pleasant Knoll Middle School students:

1. What is the most interesting thing you have seen up there?

2. What made you interested in being an astronaut?

3. How long did it take you to adjust to living in no gravity?

4. What is a typical day on the ISS like for you?

5. What is the consistency of your food and how does it taste?

6. Are the vegetables you grow there as tasty as the ones we grow on Earth?

7. What happens if you get sick?

8. How do you go to the bathroom?

9. If you can’t shower, how do you keep yourself clean?

10. What is the most unexpected thing you have learned during your time in space?

11. The main purpose of the ISS is to conduct scientific research. What are the main science experiments your crew is currently performing aboard the station?

12. What advice would you give someone who wants to be where you are?

13. Is Artificial Intelligence used on the ISS as of today?

14. What games do you play?

15. What are the long term effects of being in space?

16. What is the first thing you plan to do when you return to Earth?

17. How do you communicate and maintain contact with your loved ones on Earth?

18. Could you tell us one everyday life thing that is easier to do in space than on Earth?

19. How do you recycle your water?

20. What is your opinion on space tourism?

21. How does the perception of time and space change during a prolonged space mission?

22. What is something that surprised you that you didn’t expect about living in space?

23. Do you think we will find evidence of life beyond Earth?

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