ARISS School Contact 1 May, 12:03 UTC, telebridge via K6DUE

Matthew Dominick KCØTOR

An educational radio contact is planned with Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School Center for Innovation, Raleigh, NC, telebridge via K6DUE ARISS Telebridge Station K6DUE in Greenbelt, Maryland.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled crewmember is Matthew Dominick KCØTOR, the ARISS mentor is AA6TB. Contact is go for: Wednesay 1 May 2024, 12:03:49 UTC, 76 deg. Downlink signals from ISS will be audible above Maryland, USA, and nearby areas on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM. RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

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Proposed questions generated by the Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School Center for Innovation students:

1. What is the limit for how long someone can stay in space? How long have you been in space?

2. What is the biggest challenge you face in your daily life aboard the ISS?

3. What does collaboration look like on board the ISS with your fellow team members? Do you each have roles or specific duties? Do you complete projects together?

4. What is the hardest part about being an astronaut? And how do you keep an attitude where you are willing to try in your job?

5. How does it feel when you come back down to earth? Does it feel weird because of the difference of gravity?

6. How many years did you have to study to become an astronaut and what do you study?

7. When do you use resilience on your job? For example: When you feel unmotivated or unsure about your career, what’s something that makes you feel happy with it or more motivated? Or how do you handle completing tasks that are not as exciting?

8. Could you see the eclipse from the ISS? What other space events can you see from the ISS (like the eclipse) that we may not have thought about?

9. We focus on the Design Thinking process to solve problems. What process do you use to solve problems?

10. How long did it take you to feel like you were at home? Or what would make you feel more at home?

11. What is some advice you would give to students willing to follow your career path?

12. What is an underrated/not really known part of your job?

13. What type of science projects are you working on?

14. Have you ever worked with others in the station on a collaborative project? If so, how did you collaborate as a team?

15. How do astronauts prepare for a journey to space?

16. How do you prepare for emergencies on the ISS? For example, do you have fire drills?

17. What foods are you able to grow in space?

18. How often do you work with astronauts from other countries? Can you describe what that is like and what challenges you may face?

19. Have you ever had any ventilation problems on the ISS, if so what did you do to fix it?

20. What was the process you went through to adjust to zero gravity? How does that feel?

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