ARISS contact with school in Wyoming, USA

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An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Mike Hopkins KF5LJG with students at  Newcastle High School, Newcastle, WY, USA

The contact is scheduled on Thursday January 28, 2021 at approximately 17:46 UTC, which is 18:46 CEWT.

The link to the ISS will be operated by the amateur radio telebridge station ON4ISS, located in Belgium.

Downlink signals will be audible in Europe on 145.800 MHz FM.

 School Information:

Good Morning. My name is James Stith, amateur radio operator, KI7URL, and science teacher and these are some of my students at Newcastle High School here in Newcastle, Wyoming. These students have been selected to participate in this ARISS contact due to their participation in our computer science class, their interest in amateur radio, and their interest in various STEM fields. We are excited to be on the team to first make an ARISS contact from the state of Wyoming. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to bring this opportunity to our little corner of the world!

Students First Names and Questions:

1.Trinity (10th grade): How long did it take you to fully adjust to being on the ISS?

2.Travis (11th grade): What effects have you experienced from zero gravity?

3.James (12th grade): What do you folks do for fun? Boardgames?  Play catch in space?

4.Gunner (12th grade): What is the most interesting thing you have seen on a spacewalk?

5.Grayson (12th grade): What happens when you fly into the South Atlantic Anomaly?

6. Toby (11th grade): What is the most important lesson you’ve learned from your time in space?

7. Nate (9th grade): What types of organisms do you grow or use in space?

8. Trinity (10th grade): I am asking a question for our 2nd grade class. How big is the International Space Station and what is inside? Are there bedrooms, gym, kitchen?

9.Travis (11th grade): Is it weird not being able to experience night and day the same as you would on earth?

10. James (12th grade): What research is currently being conducted? Is it biological?

11.Gunner (12th grade): Have you ever lost something on a spacewalk?

12. Grayson (12th grade): Since Spaceflight-Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome can affect mission success, does the research currently being conducted on the retina of mice take priority over other experiments?

13. Toby (11th grade): What is the weirdest solution to a problem that you have tried that actually worked?

14. Nate (9th grade): What is the most dangerous aspect about living and working in space?

15.Trinity (10th grade): What is the most exciting thing you have experienced so far?


The ARISS Operations Team meets weekly by telephone conference and much more frequently via e-mail and telephone. Activities coordinated by the ARISS operations team will be announced in this public Google Calendar. These are the ARISS school contacts, HamTV activities (other than blank transmission) and SSTV activities.

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Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation(AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the ISS National  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students. Before and during these radio contacts, students, educators, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see

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