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Listen to the ISS Space Station

March 7, 2018 @ 2:00 am - 2:15 am PST

The ISS International Space Station will fly right over the motherlode tomorrow, and we can listen!

at 10 AM Listen: Downlink 145.800, some handhelds can pick it up.   Maybe 5 minutes of silence before you hear anything.  Will only hear the space station.

Parkside Middle School, San Bruno, CA, direct via K6PVJ


The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

The scheduled astronaut is Scott Tingle KG5NZA

Contact is a go for: Wed 2018-03-07 18:05:06 UTC 36 deg



ARISS is always glad to receive listener reports for the above contacts.  ARISS thanks everyone in advance for their assistance.  Feel free to send your reports to aj9n@amsat.org or aj9n@aol.com.

The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 18:05 UTC.
The contact will be direct between NA1SS and K6PVJ

K6PVJ is:
2136 Shelter Creek Lane
San Bruno, CA

The contact should be audible over the state of California and adjacent areas.
Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.800 MHz .
The contact is expected to be conducted in English.

73 de IW2BSF – Rudy

Parkside Middle School has a diverse student population of almost 900 students, grades 6 through 8 with more than 20 languages spoken, including Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Indian and Pacific Islanders. Ours is an economically disadvantaged district in an otherwise affluent area. 4 out of Every 10 Students Receive Free or Reduced Lunch. Our science and math teachers and students are very excited about hosting an ARISS contact.

One special characteristic of our school district is a STEM magnet program in one of our grade schools. The students from that school help carry a great enthusiasm for STEM and the maker movement into the middle school and share it with the student population at large. Our science curricula include atmosphere, include layers, and weather, biology including the effects of gravity versus micro-gravity, climate, coding and robotics in an after school program, history with how the constellations and planets got their names, geography including land forms and tectonics, soil and erosion, making model lunar rovers, exploring re-entry for orbital launch vehicles, making and launching rockets, and a number of activities around waves, including sound and radio.

We have established contacts with the local print, radio and televisions stations, as well as a social media community of more than 1,000 active participants. We’ll have a sequence of events, with press releases and online reminders building up to the event. We will also engage our local cable channel and our very active Next-door communities.

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

1. How does being in space affect your body’s overall health?
2. What is it like when you see spacecraft launch from earth and how does the
spacecraft attach to the space station? Is it like a jet way for a plane?
3. What does it feel like after you’ve been in space with no gravity and you
are back on earth?
4. Do you become light headed in space?
5. Is it common to have to fix things on the space station, either on the
inside or the outside of the station.
6. Do you have to wear special shoes inside the space station? What are they
7. When the falcon heavy launch carrying the Tesla that SpaceX launched into
space have you seen the Tesla yet?
8. What is it like to live without gravity? What is the worst part? What is
the best part?
9. Is space food good or bad? Is drinking water like blowing then eating
10. Do you get TV and internet in space?


March 7, 2018
2:00 am - 2:15 am PST