ARISS contact - Gymnasium Räddningsgymnasiet Sando, Sandöverken, Sweden, telebridge via K6DUE

Gymnasium Räddningsgymnasiet Sando, Sandöverken, Sweden, telebridge via K6DUE
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Scott Tingle KG5NZA
Contact is a go for: Thu 2018-03-15 11:12:55 UTC 86 deg

Several stations were able to receive parts of the contact:

In production:

In Dev:

Congratulations and 73 to all!

Streaming video of contact:

More details about the contact from AMSAT-BB:

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An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Gymnasium Räddningsgymnasiet Sando, Sandöverken, Sweden

on 15 Mar. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:12 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 a telebridge between NA1SS and K6DUE. The contact should be audible over the east coast of the U.S. 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. Watch for live stream at .

Sandö is located about 400 Km to the North of Stockholm. The participating schools are Räddningsgymnasiet Sandö, Minerva school Ånge and the NTI Gymnasium Sundsvall. Together they count 550 students ranging from ages 12 to 19. Sandö Räddningsgymnasium is close to nature and overlooks a beautiful fjord. Besides teaching science programs, the gymnasium offers courses in civil crisis management, firefighting as well as search and rescue. Students are prepared for a career as teachers, nurses, psychologist, firemen, fire engineers and policemen. Together with the Folke Bernadotte academy as well as other governmental organisations, they create an understanding of and preparedness for international assignments. Part of the education is that the students travel around the world to learn from existing fire and rescue situations. Amateur Radio is also included in the student’s graduate projects.

The NTI Gymnasium Sundsvall or the Northern Technical Institute established 1968 offers courses in digital techniques, internet technology and other forms of digital communication. The institute has about 250 students. Minerva school Ånge teaches younger students from age 12 to 15 and has of about 200 students enrolled.

Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:

  1. How does the ISS contribute to the environmental issues facing our modern society today?

  2. This is the 55th space expedition. How different are the expeditions from each other?

  3. How does your mindset, perspective and consciousness change after experiencing zero gravity in a confined environment?

  4. What is so important with micro or zero gravity when conducting various research experiments on the ISS?

  5. If you could sum up the importance of the ISS to mankind and the world, what would you say it consists of?

  6. Why did you sign up to live in space on the ISS and did you ever have any doubts about that decision?

  7. Have you and the other astronauts experienced cultural clashes aboard the ISS? If so, can you tell me about one of them?

  8. Have you ever seen anything unexplainable when looking out on Earth and space? If so, what was it?

  9. How does it feel to be locked inside the modules, do you ever miss gravity or open spaces?

  10. Can you foretell the weather/climate from ISS and if so, with what precision?

  11. What do you think about SpaceX’s new design for the space suit? Is it a possible replacement?

  12. During your daily routine on the ISS, how much time is spent doing research and how much time doing space walks?

  13. Do you have any robots helping you on the ISS or are there any plans to ship robots to ISS to conduct research experiments?

  14. What happens if one of the modules suddenly starts to leak?

  15. What are your thoughts on alien life?

  16. What research experiments are being conducted right now on the ISS and how can that benefit mankind and earth?

  17. The mission group on the ISS: Do you all train together before the mission and what debriefings are being conducted once back on Earth?

  18. Does the space station always have a person in place with some degree of medical training?

  19. What are your thoughts on the plans to colonize Mars?

  20. What major technological innovations do you think could come from research conducted on the ISS?

  21. Is there any specific instrument you are currently using that is made in Sweden? If so, what kind?

  22. What is the most common science research conducted in space?

  23. Are there any future plans for an entirely new module to be added onto the ISS?

  24. To what degree are actions taken to prevent harmful Microorganisms from leaving or entering the Earth?

About ARISS:

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 Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or informal education venues. With the help of experienced amateur radio volunteers, ISS crews speak directly with large audiences in a variety of public forums. Before and during these radio contacts, students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see,, and

Thank you & 73,
David - AA4KN

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