Dr. Shannon Walker Speaks to Students at the St. Louis Charter School on 11 November 2010 at 1810 UTC

Dr. Shannon Walker (NA1SS) speaks to students at the St. Louis Charter School in St. Louis, MO on 11 November 2010 at 1810 UTC. I missed the beginning of the contact, but Dr. Walker answers the following questions in the recording:

4. Do you see space trash very often? If so, what does it look like?
5. What are some jobs you have on board the ISS?
6. For how long have you been in space?
7. When you look out your window, what are some features that you see in space?
8. How does the space shuttle sound and feel once you blast off?
9. Are you able to listen to music while on board the ISS?
10. What career would you have taken on if you had not become an astronaut?
11. What types of food do you eat on board the ISS?
12. Do ipods and mp3 players work in space?
13. If you can, please describe what a shooting star looks like from space.
14. Do you ever get to go down to Earth to visit family?
15. How does the effect of no gravity change your body weight?
16. What are a few things that you miss most about the United States?
17. How far away are you from Earth?
18. How do you stay in good physical shape?
19. Since you’ve been in space, have you located any new planets?
20. What planets, if any, can you see from where you are in space?
21. What types of tests do you have to pass to make sure you are ready to go into space?
22. What is the most surprising thing about space?
23. How does it feel to wander around space with zero gravity?
24. What is the scariest thing you’ve done in space?
25. Are there in strange smells on board the ISS?
26. What is one thing you want to accomplish in space before your last launch?
27. How do you maintain proper hygiene?
28. How do you communicate with your family while you’re on the ISS?
29. How does the Sun look from where you are stationed in space?
30. How does it feel waking up each day, knowing that you’re in space?
31. What challenges have you had to face while preparing for ISS travel?
32. Can you see the Great Wall of China? If so, what does it look like?

Sorry for the poor recording quality. Hopefully, someone else will provide a better recording.

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AL0I – Thu, 2010 – 11 – 11 14:58

Classroom Interview

This was really cool hearing it from an HT/mag-mount in Central Michigan Thursday afternoon and now get to play it for my kids. Thanks much for posting!! Sunfield, MI

Submitted by Brian Wellwood on Sat, 2010-11-13 20:24.


Thank you for uploading the file. I was able to catch part of it as she passed over Oklahoma.


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