ARISS School Contact in Multi-Point Telebridge, 30 Luglio 2020, 16:41 UTC (18:41 locali per l’Italia)

L’astronauta Chris Chassidy (foto: Twitter)

Per giovedì 30 Luglio è previsto un collegamento ARISS con gli studenti dell’ American School of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasile.

Il collegamento avverrà in modalità multi-point telebridge
via ON4ISS. Multi-point telebridge significa che ogni studente sarà in teleconferenza da casa propria e parteciperà al collegamento con la propria linea telefonica: una sfida di grande complessità che integra radio e Voip.

Il callsign per la ISS sarà OR4ISS, l’astronauta al microfono sarà Chris Cassidy KF5KDR. Il contatto è previsto per il 30 Luglio alle 16:41 UTC, che sono le 18:41 locali per l’Italia.

Potremo ricevere il segnale dalla ISS ed ascoltare le risposte dell’astronauta sui 145,800 MHz FM, e ricordiamo sempre: solo RX! Le scuole aspettano questo momento da mesi ed ogni interferenza è da evitare. Aspettiamo i vostri rapporti di ricezione!

Il colloquio avverà in inglese, vediamo le domande preparate dagli studenti brasiliani:

1. Has the Corona virus pandemic affected the safety protocols aboard the ISS in any way?

2. How do you exercise in space so you keep your muscles and bones active?

3. Has your goal always been getting into space since you were a child or did you have different interests when you were a child?

4. Do you support a football team, and if so, how do you follow them from space?

5. What are some of the most memorable moments you’ve had since becoming an astronaut?

6. Since the date we visited the moon in 1969 we have made multiple trips to space in which we had learned a lot about it, what would you consider will be the next step for humans in space exploration?

7. How does sound differ in space from on earth, are there any big differences in what you hear or is it the same?

8. What was the worst accident that happened in the international space station, and how was it dealt with?

9. What is it like to reach escape velocity? Were you scared that your spacecraft would explode during the take off? If so, how did you handle this fear?

10. After being in zero gravity for so long in space what is it like to return to gravity?

11. How long does the training take to become an astronaut on the ISS?

12. Does the absence of gravity make it harder to eat and drink certain foods in space?

13. Are there essentials you or the crew takes to the ISS apart from food and water, such as certain materials to run experiments or personal items?

14. How do satellites and spaceships make their way through all the space debris safely? Is the ISS doing something to minimize space debris?

15. What is your opinion on the human race striving to become a multi-planetary species?

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