An International Space Station ARISS contact has been planned for asrtronaut Jack Fisher K2FSH with Space Center Houston, Houston, TX, USA.
The event is scheduled Tuesday June 13, 2017 at approximately 15.19 UTC, which is 17.19 CEST.
The telebridge radio contact will be operated by ON4ISS. Downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM.
Moreover, the ARISS HamVideo transmitter will be operated by the astronaut. Live DATV from the ISS will be available at:
as well as
The merged signals will be web streamed at :
Space Center Houston exists to tell the story of human space flight. Hosting the ARISS contact allows the Center to engage students in human space flight by a first-hand, real time experience. Space Center Houston’s year-long education plan engages students from pre-kindergarten through college, with special emphasis on supporting underserved and underrepresented students. The ARISS contact event will be an impactful part of our summer camp program for 2017, which will be available for students of ages 12-14, in 6th through 9th grade. Generally, attendance for summer day camps comes primarily from the Clear Creek Independent School District.
The ARISS contact will be conducted in English. Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. How different is astronaut food from food here on earth?
2. What experiments are currently being conducted on the Space Station?
3. What do astronauts do when not in space?
4. How long does it take to become an astronaut?
5. What does it feel like to float constantly?
6. What is the biggest challenge you face as an astronaut?
7. What do astronauts do on their time off on the Space Station?
8. What is your biggest challenge living on the ISS?
9. How does someone become an astronaut?
10. What languages do you speak on the ISS?
11. What made you want to become an astronaut?
12. Why are there fewer women astronauts than men?
13. How does astronaut activity on the ISS affect people on Earth?
14. Do you have any interesting stories about the ISS?
15. What do you dislike most about being an astronaut?
16. How does Robonaut help astronauts on the ISS?
17. What experiments are you working on that will help get humans to Mars?
18. What is the funniest thing that has happened on the ISS?
19. Are you ever scared going up in to space?
20. What kind of backgrounds do astronauts have?
ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the volunteer support and leadership from AMSAT and IARU societies around the world with the ISS space agencies partners: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, JAXA, and CSA.
ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on board the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters' interest in science, technology, and learning.
Gaston Bertels – ON4WF