Dr. Satoshi Furukawa (NA1SS) - Merritt Island H.S. Contact on 30 August 2011 at 1811 UTC

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa (NA1SS) speaks with students at Merritt Island High School, Merritt Island, FL, U.S.A. on 30 August 2011 at 1811 UTC. Dr. Furukawa answered the following questions in the recording (which begins well after the start of the contact):

5. Since you are a medical doctor, what kind of tests and experiments are you currently performing on the ISS?
6. Are you able to communicate with your family and friends during your stay on the ISS?
7. What would happen if you ran out of supplies on the ISS?
8. What risks do you encounter on a daily basis on the ISS?
9. How real is your anxiety (if any) that you would not be able to get back from space?
10. Did growing up in a tech: savvy country like Japan, influence your decision to study in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) field?
11. What new technologies and spin: offs have been developed recently due to the ISS missions?
12. What do you miss the most about Earth while you are on the ISS?
13. What do you see happening with space exploration in the next 25 years?
14. What political and scientific disadvantages do you see with the cancellation of the United States Shuttle Program?
15. What was the hardest training experience that you encountered while studying at the Johnson Space Center?

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AL0I – Tue, 2011 – 08 – 30 14:56

Full Contact Video Available

Merritt Island High School has posted a link to a video of the full contact at their site:

http://merritt.hs.brevard.k12.fl.us/ (School site)
http://seminarsexpress.mediasite.com/mediasite/Viewer/?peid=f7e21b99b47c... (Video Link)

Submitted by AL0I on Thu, 2011-09-01 10:26.

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