ARISS SCHOOL CONTACT 3 June 2024, 16:03 utc, direct via KM4TAY

Kathy Lamont KM4TAY (

An educational radio contact is planned with Belmont Elementary School, Woodbridge, VA, direct via KM4TAY.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled crewmember is Jeanette Epps KF5QNU; the ARISS mentor is AA4KN.

Contact is go for: Monday 3 June 2024, 16:03:00 UTC, 62 deg.; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above Maryland, USA, and nearby areas on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM. RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

Proposed questions generated by the Belmont Elementary School students:

1. What happens to sweat in space?

2. Do you ever get allergies in space?

3. How do you communicate with your family?

4. When you have free time, what do you do to pass the time?

5. What is your favorite thing to do in space?

6. Do you still have to learn Russian to be able to travel to the space station?

7. When you’re sleeping in space, do you get claustrophobia or uncomfortable?

8. When you are launched up into space, does your blood pressure feel like it’s goes up to your head, like on a rollercoaster?

9. Can microgravity impact the human body in any harmful ways?

10. If you get motion sickness, how do you deal with that?

11. How was the change to life in zero gravity?

12. When you were a kid, what was your dream job, and did you ever expect to be an astronaut in the future?

13. How do you get oxygen in the Space Station?

14. What would happen if you never worked out in space? How badly would your bones hurt?

15. Have you seen any natural disasters on Earth from the ISS?

16. Do you have medicine for any sickness?

17. Where do you put the trash?

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