ARISS School Contact 4 May 2024, 10:28 UTC, telebridge via VK6MJ

Matthew Dominick KCØTOR

An educational radio contact is planned with Wireless Institute of Australia / Bundaberg High School Amateur Radio Club, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, telebridge via VK6MJ ARISS TELEBRIDGE GROUND STATION in Australia.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled crewmember is Matthew Dominick KCØTOR, the ARISS mentor is VK4KHZ.

Contact is go for: Satursday 4 May 2024, 10:28:24 UTC, 51 deg . Downlink signals from ISS  will be audible over parts of Australia interested by the ISS footprint on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; contact will be in English.  RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

Proposed questions generated by the Wireless Institute of Australia / Bundaberg High School students:

1. What are the training requirements before going to space?

2. How fast do you have to travel to go through Earth’s atmosphere and how did you feel when you were first taking off into space?

3. How do you manoeuvre in and outside of the ISS given there is no gravity?

4. What generic things are surprisingly more difficult to do up there than down here on earth?

5. What do you have to eat in space and have you noted any changes in your digestive system since your arrival on ISS?

6. How many hours are you awake for in the international space station every day and how does the crew sleep at night with the very low gravity?

7. What is the current mission, tasks and research being completed on the ISS?

8. What’s the most profound revelation you’ve had while looking at the stars?

9. What tasks are you doing immediately after talking with us?

10. Can you describe the moment you first saw Earth from space?

11. Do you have sense of direction in space and do you look up or down at Earth?

12. How long have you been on the International Space Station and how much longer will you stay there, also do we know how long is it safe to be in space for?

13. What do you find most exhilarating about spacewalks?

14. What made you want to be an astronaut and when did you discover this?

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