ARISS Contact is Scheduled with Students at Escuela Preparatoria La Salle, Torreón, Mexico
September 19, 2023—Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has received schedule confirmation for an ARISS radio contact between an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and students at the Escuela Preparatoria La Salle in Torreón, Mexico. ARISS conducts 60-80 of these special amateur radio contacts each year between students around the globe and crew members with ham radio licenses aboard the ISS.
La Salle High School is an affiliate of La Salle University and located in Torreón, Coahuila Mexico. The school has various campuses (Elementary School, Middle School, High School, University level) throughout Mexico.
This will be a telebridge Contact via Amateur Radio allowing students to ask their questions of Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, amateur radio call sign KI5WSL. The downlink frequency for this contact is 145.800 MHz and may be heard by listeners that are within the ISS-footprint that also encompasses the telebridge station.
The ARISS amateur radio ground station (telebridge station) for this contact is in Casale Monferrato, Italy. The amateur radio volunteer team at the station will use the callsign IK1SLD, to establish and maintain the ISS connection.
The ARISS radio contact is scheduled for September 22, 2023 at 10:19:45 am CST (Torreón, MEX) (16:19:45 UTC, 12:19 pm EDT, 11:19 am CDT, 10:19 am MDT, 9:19 am PDT).
The public is invited to watch the live stream at: www.ariotti.com .
As time allows, students will ask these questions:
1. What is the daily routine of work and activities of an astronaut and how are they organized to perform scientific investigations?
2. How is the weather on the space station? When you return to earth, do you have a different feeling in terms of climate and environmental seasons?
3. What was the greatest sacrifice you have made to be able to be where you are now?
4. Do you believe that life exist not only in the earth, elsewhere in the universe?
5. What are you most passionate about in your career as an astronaut, and what would you say to people who aspire to be one?
6. What has been the biggest mental or physical challenge you have experienced on the space station?
7. As a member of a space station, what has been the most surprising moment you have experienced in space so far? How has it affected you personally and professionally?
8. We often hear about scientific research being conducted at the International Space Station, but could you share a personal moment that made you appreciate the beauty and wonder of space while living on the station?
9. Ivanna: My dream is to work at NASA. I have been in several science and technology competitions to achieve it, and I am very interested in technology, space, and undiscovered things, what else could I do to get there?
10. How does your perspective change as a human being, when you see deep space?
11. According to your experience, what are the physical and personal attributes that an astronaut needs to be prepared to go the space station and return to earth?
12. What is the most powerful space rocket engine in the world and why?
13. What sparked your interest in space and how did you become an astronaut?
14. How hard is it to get used to the lack of gravity? How long did it take you to get used to it?
15. What sensation does your body feel when you leave and return to the earth?