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?