[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM

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Mon Sep 14 17:24:26 UTC 2015

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM on 16 Sept. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:48 UTC. It is recommended that you start listening approximately 10 minutes before this time.The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and N5MMI. The contact should be audible over New Mexico, U.S.A. and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.



About The NEW Mexico Military Institute

Located in Roswell, New Mexico, the New Mexico Military Institute offers a rich history and tradition of educating tomorrow's leaders through a program of strong, challenging academics, leadership preparation, and character development. Known as "The West Point of the West," NMMI remains the only state-supported co-educational college preparatory high school and junior college in the United States. Serving the educational needs of an international student population, the Institute has an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students who come from 43 states, the District of Columbia, and 13 foreign nations.


About Roswell

Roswell is located in the southeast New Mexico and is the home of more than 48,000 people. The major industries here are farming, dairying, ranching, manufacturing, petroleum production, and, of course, tourism!  Roswell is well known for the "Roswell Incident", the alleged crash landing of a UFO Northeast of town in 1947. Between 1930 and 1941 Roswell was the home of Robert Goddard, considered the father of the liquid-fueled rocket. Goddard's research and rocket flight testing in Roswell paved the way for our current space program.




1.  What is the most important discovery that has been made aboard the 

    spacecraft, and what contribution has this discovery yielded for mankind?

2.  What noticeable geographical changes have you seen with your time at the    


3.  If something was to break on the ISS, for example an airlock or other key 

    component of the space station, how would you go about fixing it?

4.  How has being an astronaut changed your view on the world?

5.  Since there are so many particles in space, how does NASA manage to pilot 

    probes, as well as the ISS, lengthy distances without colliding with 

    those particles?

6.  Being at a military school right now, I'm very far from home; I miss my 

    parents and my own bed. What are some things that you miss when you are 

    away from home, or what do you wish would be put into the ISS to 

    make you less home sick?

7.  In the case of an emergency, how is the evacuation process executed?

8.  If an astronaut experiences an open flesh wound or medical emergency in 

    space, then how are these injuries treated?

9.  Since the Curiosity Rover has gone to Mars and the next step would be to 

    colonize Mars, how do you think the travel through space would affect the 

    astronauts both physically and mentally?

10.  Is it possible to create artificial gravity in space? If it can be made, 

     then why isn't it used on the ISS?

11.  Has NASA come up with any solution to the negative effects of long term 

     space flight on astronauts.

12.  Why did NASA transition from astronauts being former pilots to a much 

     more diverse community?

13.  Are you able to see a difference in the color or in the currents of the 

     Pacific Ocean due to the changes in water temperature caused by such 

     things as El Nino?

14.  What is the coolest thing you've ever seen up there?

15.  What do you do during your free time?

16.  What is your typical daily schedule?

17.  How did you get prepared for the One Year Mission? What is it all about, 

     and is it only testing for longer travel time or can it be used in some 

     way here on earth in everyday life?

18.  How do astronauts weld in space?

19.  What type of food do you eat in space?

20.  How much weight/muscle can you expect to lose during your stay in space?

21.  What do the stresses and physical deficiencies feel like when up in 

     space for such a long period.

22.  What is the path to become an astronaut?

23.  How do the experiments and everything you do in space affect our 

     everyday life on earth?

24.  Have you ever tried to drink water when it was floating in zero gravity?







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Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN



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