ARISS School Contact 2 July 2024, 15:30 UTC, direct via LU4AA

Matthew Dominick KCØTOR

An educational radio contact is planned with St. Luke’s College, Buenos Aires, Argentina, direct via LU4AA.  The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled crewmember is Matthew Dominick KCØTOR, the ARISS mentor is VE6JBJ .

Contact is go for: Tuesday 2 July 2024, 15:30:42 UTC, 52 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.)

Watch for Livestreaming via their Instagram accounts: The school: Radio Club Argentino: @rca_sociedad_nacional

Proposed questions generated by the St. Luke’s College students:

1. What kind of process did you go through to be selected as an astronaut?

2. Could you tell us what kind of scientific research you are doing aboard the Space Station?

3. What is your favorite food to eat aboard the Space Station?

4. Did you take any special personal item with you into space?

5. Are you planning to take something back from space as a souvenir?

6. Can you tell us your favorite moment of your career as an astronaut?

7. How do EVA’s today compare to those of the Gemini or even Shuttle programs?

8. Have you ever experienced a scary moment while being on the Space Station?

9. Are you able to see the moon, the sun, other planets and stars from the I.S.S.?

10. What is the most challenging part of being an astronaut? And what is the most rewarding aspect of it?

11. Does it ever get lonely in outer space? Are you able to communicate with your family and friends?

12. Do you think you have changed as a person since you visited space?

13. Do you think we are alone in the universe? Have you ever seen something that makes you think there might be life outside of Earth?

14. Do you think the people of the world will ever be able to travel to space everyday in the same way that we use planes?

15. Do you think humans will ever go to planet Mars?

16. Do you have any advice for children living in Argentina that wish to become astronauts?

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