ISS contact with portuguese school

Luca Parmitano KF5KDP, aboard ISS, contacted with portuguese school cluster “Agrupamento de Escolas Serafim Leite”, S. João da Madeira, callsign CS2ACL.

This happened Mon 2020-01-27 16:33:34 UTC

The audio file is almost the entire contact (for listen click here).

I was unable to hear it all due to the latitude diference with the school.

Congratulations to the school, the ARISS team in Portugal and Rede dos Emissores Portugueses (REP) for this outstanding contact.

The questions from the students were the following ones:

1. What is your daily routine like on board?

2. When you have a health problem what do you do? Are there any doctors on board?

3. When astronauts go to space for how long do they stay there?

4. Do you miss family?

5. Do you remember the very first moment that you look outside de ISS and saw the planet earth? What did you felt and did you think of someone special?

6. How do you bath in a ship?

7. How can you get water in space?

8. What is it like to live in the ISS?

9. What kind of experiences take place from the ISS and what are the advantages of making them from there?

10. How is it possible to create an atmosphere within the ISS?

11. Is the perception of time on board of the ISS different from the one you have on Earth?

12. How many hours of exercise should an astronaut do each day?

13. What effects does space flight have on the human body, and what do you feel?

14. When you are not working what do you do?

15. Being a different profession how old did you realize you wanted to be an astronaut?

16. What do you miss the most about Earth?

17. How can weightlessness influence the health of astronauts?

18. Tell us about your adventure in space?

19. How can you communicate with your family?

20. Do you feel scared when you are in space?

21. How and where do they sleep?

22. How long do astronauts train to perform space missions?

23. Do you have any specific food when you are on missions?

24. In an emergency situation can you all return to Earth?

Morse Day! 27th April

The best way to celebrate Morse Day was to do some CW QSOs.

A friend asked to be helped to make his the first CW QSO.
He was successful and very very happy at the end of the QSO.

It seems that this is a true image of what was going on during the QSO…

Image stolen from a friend CT blog

CT/BA-012, Candal. EU NA SOTA S2S Party, 19NOV16 1400 – 1700 UTC

EuropeNorth America SOTA S2S Party, 19NOV16 1400 – 1700 UTC
I left the car at Fraguinha (nice lagoon and camping), climbing between the ravaged forest due to fires in summer.

The wx was cold and windy.

Between 1438z and 1546z 32 QSO were made in the 20, 17 and 15m band, all cw.

Of those, 4 were with North America (NA).
3 S2S, only one with NA : N1EU.

EU in suffix should mean something in this kind of events!… :wink:
Tnx Barry!

I decide to quit before sunset because the mountain was almost engulfed by the clouds (1106 m high) and wind was stronger and stronger. And the temperature started to decline drastically.

I descent in the middle of the mist but I had the chance to view some fallow deer that crossed the path. They disappeared before I could take the camera out of the pocket but they were a nice view in a mountain that had no people in this cold day!

I reach the car when it starts snowing.

What a nice day!

Thanks everyone who took part. Looking forward for the next! :smile:

Vy 73 de Pedro, CT1DBS