ARISS QSO, Astronaut Shane Kimbrough and South Street School Connecticut 2-2-2017

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An absolutely brilliant video of a father daughter listening to the International Space Station during a school contact. Listen in as they compare notes on the questions asked by the students. The young girl is clearly fascinated by the whole experience. Enjoy.

73,
Paul, VE3EBY

From Dave (M0GIW) and his daughter Erin.

My Daughter and I listened in on an ARISS QSO between Astronaut Shane Kimbrough and South Street School, Danbury, Connecticut USA, The contact was made with ON4ISS, an ARISS telebridge station in Belgium and was audible over South Yorkshire in the UK.

Before the contact, we downloaded the list of questions that the students were going to ask, we then tried to think of the answers that Astronaut Shane Kimbrough would give, we got a lot right, and a few wrong.

Here is the list of questions from the ARISS website:-

South Street School, Danbury CT, telebridge via ON4ISS
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS
The scheduled astronaut is Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD
Contact is a go for: Thu 2017-02-02 18:49:14 UTC 80 deg

1. What is the most difficult part of your job?
2. What type of microorganisms are dangerous in space? What micro-organisms are important and needed in space
3: What type of medical testing does an astronaut have to go through to be physically and mentally fit for duty?
4. Did you always want to be an astronaut, or is it something you came to as part of a different career?
5. Does it bother you that you cannot see your family in space?
6. What was it like to leave the Earth’s atmosphere, how did it feel?
7. How long can a human stay in space?
8. How are you able to get internet in space and send information back and forth to Earth?
9. How do you handle Major Medical emergencies such as a broken arm or a heart attack?
10. Do you have medical equipment besides a first aid kit?
11. Can you alter the procedure of an experiment?
12. Are you limited in the types of experiment? Such as doing an experiment with open fire?
13. Do astronauts work only on experiments that suit his/her specialty?
14. Do all the astronauts sleep at the same time?
15. How do you overcome the language barrier aboard the ISS?
16. Do astronauts have specific chores aboard the ISS?
17. Is there different types of weather in space? How does the temperature change during the time you are there?
18. Is time different in space? How do you figure out what time it is on Earth?
19. What is the emergency procedure if debris were going to hit the space station?
20. What time zone is the ISS on?

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