A telebridge contact via VK6MJ is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10 at 10:57:13 am local time MST (15:57:13 UTC) and the scheduled ISS call sign is NA1SS.
The ARISS Mentor on site is Brian Jackson, VE6JBJ. Stay tuned to this webpage for further updates as it becomes available.
Source: Brian Jackson, VE6JBJ
Shaftesbury High School is a public school in the Pembina Trails School Division serving approximately 700 students from Grades 9 through 12 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Grade 9 students from schools across the division have been invited to Shaftesbury to share in celebrating Canada’s role in space through a contact with Canadian Astronaut David Saint-Jacques.
Currently in its 50th year, Shaftesbury has been a leader in innovative STEAM projects through the Shaftesbury High Altitude Robotics Project (SHARP) and the Shaftesbury ARISS Telebridge Service (SATS). Recent Mars simulation research conducted by Shaftesbury students has been published for presentation at the 2019 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas.
The following questions have been chosen by the students for astronaut David St Jacques:
1. What is your favourite feature of Earth from space?
2. How has space science changed our lives for the better?
3. Is solar energy the only power source for the ISS?
4. What type of training have you had to support your mental health while in space?
5. How is water used on the space station and is it fully recycled?
6. What is the most challenging problem you have solved while in space?
7. What do you do for entertainment in space?
8. What scientific discoveries have been made recently on the ISS?
9. How is your diet different on the ISS than on Earth?
10. How significant a threat are space junk and meteoroids to the ISS and have you seen either?
11. How do you deal with being sick or injured in space?
12. How do astronauts celebrate birthdays in space and will you be celebrating an early 50th birthday on the ISS?
13. What effect did the recent hole have on the integrity of the ISS and how was it fixed?
14. What personal sacrifices have you made to be on the ISS?
15. How often and how do you communicate with family?
16. How has seeing the Earth from space without political borders changed your perspective on how we should treat others and our environment?
17. How will a new toilet system improve life on the ISS?
18. Are you worried about changes to your DNA while in space or about other long-term effects on your health?
19. How do countries differ in their training programs as they prepare astronauts for life on the ISS?
20. Access to space is limited to only a select few. Do you foresee a time where everyone can experience space?
21. How important is an Outer Space Treaty as more countries embark on space travel?
For more information on ARISS please visit:
RAC ARISS webpage: https://wp.rac.ca/ariss/
Main ARISS website: http://www.ariss.org