I’ve just listened (live) to the Astronauts on the International Space Station. Ten Young Correspondents from across the World asked 20 questions to Clayton Anderson in the 10 minute window Hylands Park, Chelmsford was in the ISS field of vision.
0:02 – November Alpha 1 Sierra Sieera this is Gulf Bravo 100 Juliet are you receving?
0:19 – November Alpha 1 Sierra Sieera this is Gulf Bravo 100 Juliet are you receving? Over.
0:35 – NA1SS November Alpha 1 Sierra Sieera this is Gulf Bravo 100 Juliet are you receving? Over.
0:48 – November Alpha 1 Sierra Sieera this is Gulf Bravo 100 Juliet are you receving? Over.
0:59 – Gulf Bravo One Zero Zero Juliet I think I’ve got you, this is NA1SS go ahead.
1:05 – (Cheers)
1:06 – NA1SS this is Gulf Bravo 100 Juliet. Very good evening Clay from all the Scouts at the 21st World Scout Jamboree, Chelmford, Essex are you ready for the first question. Over.
1:16 – I’m ready go ahead. Over.
1:19 – Hi I’m Rowin from Wales, How do you stop yourself from bumping into objects when you are asleep? Over.
1:26 – Err. We sleeping bag mainly and we strap ourselves down so we don’t move around and float into things. Over.
1:32 – Hi I’m Matthew from Australia asking James question: What is the best thing you have seen from space? Over.
1:38 – I think Matthew you tell James the best thing I’ve seen from Space is my home town Ashland, Nebraska.
1:46 – Hi I’m Eric from the Netherlands asking Brian’s question: Can you see the Sunrise from outer space? Over.
1:52 – We can see the Sunrise sixteen times a day, we go around the earth every ninty minutes and we see the Sunset and the Sunrise every ninty so yes we can. Over.
2:02 – I’m Vega from Denmark asking James question: With no fresh meat and vegetables available, what is your typical daily menu?
2:13 – Errr. I think the questions about food, are typical menu is meat potatas and vegetables couple times a day with Breakfast food for the morning. Over.
2:26 – Jon Jame from Malaysia asking Ian’s question: How long will it take for you to be back to normal after your duty on the Space Station? Over.
2:35 – It’ll probably take me about one month to physically recuperate but only a couple of days to mentally recuperate. Over.
2:43 – I’m Simba from Switzerland asking Margeret’s question: Can you see weather features such as Hurricanes and Lightening Storms for the Space Station? Over.
2:50 – Absolutely I’ve seen one pacific hurricane but it didn’t really develop and some watched some lightning storms at night it beautiful to see. Over.
2:59 – Hi there Rishaun from Japan asking John’s question: How do you spend your spare time on the Space Station? Over.
3:06 – I haven’t got a lot of spare time but when I do I can play an electronic keyboard, do email and talk to my friend via a telephone we have onboard. Over.
3:18 – I’m Jane from France asking Sylvias’ question: Do you have your own room on the Space Station? Over.
3:27 – Yes I do have my own room its called a temporary station its about the size of a phone booth. Over.
3:31 – I’m Maria from Finland asking Andy’s question: Can you receive the TV Soaps on the Space Station? Over.
3:40 – Yeah we watch TV programs on the space station I don’t watch Soap Operas but I watch some of my favourite TV shows and those are sent up via computer, like, Over.
3:50 – I’m Nicolas from USA asking Ian’s question: What made you want to be an Astronaut? Over.
3:56 – I was 11 years old and I watch the Apollo 11 astronauts go round the backside of the moon and come out some 15 minutes later and I was hooked and wanted to be an astronaut. Over.
4:02 – Hi I’m Rowin from Wales asking Nadia’s question, How long do Astronauts spend on the Space Station? Over.
4:10 – Er-Astronauts typically spend 2-6 months it kinda depends on what launch vechule they came up on and when the next one is gunna launch and bring them home. Over.
4:23 – Hi I’m Matthew from Austrailia asking Sophie’s question: What is the most memorable Occasion, Sight or Activity whilst on the Space Station? Over.
4:29 – I think it has to be my first spacewalk that I did a couple weeks ago, it was beautiful and it was an awesome experience we were outside for 7 hours and 41 minutes. Over.
4:37 – I’m Eric from the Netherlands asking Fran’s question: Are you nervous about your return journey to Earth? Over.
4:46 – I don’t think I’m nervous about coming home its too far away to think about maybe if you could ask me that question sometime in October I might have a different answer. Over.
4:54 – I’m Vega from Denmark asking Shaun’s question: How often are you able to speak to your family from the Space Station? Over.
5:03 – I get chance to talk to my wife about everyday and then my children every other day or so and a video conference once a week so its really good I get to talk to them alot. Over.
5:12 – Hi I’m Jon Jame from Malaysia asking Rita’s question: On a normal day, how long do you work? Over.
5:18 – We probably work 14 to 16 hours a day and that includes exercise and a meal. If you really talk about exactly working it’s probably closer to 12. Over.
5:31 – I’m Simba from Switzerland asking Josh’s question: What do you miss the most? Over.
5:36 – That’s an easy one, I miss my family; my wife and my 2 children, my little girl and my little boy. Over.
5:42 – Hi there Rishaun from Japan asking Reeann’s question: How easy is it to get on with each other in the confined space? Over.
5:51 – Actually it’s pretty easy cus this err has the same volume as a 3 bedroom house so we have a lot of room to move around. Over.
5:59 – I’m Jane from France asking Daniel’s question: What happens to tears when you cry in zero gravity? Over.
6:01 – They kind of, the tears kind of bubble up on your eyeballs they don’t fall down like they do at home, but if you wear contact lens like I do it sure makes your eyes feel good. Over.
6:15 – I’m Maria from Finland asking Emma’s question: Do you see much space debris from other space activity? Over.
6:21 – We see a little bit not too much, the folks on the ground chart anything thats bigger than a baseball so they let us know when its come by the station. Over.
6:31 – I’m Nicolas from USA asking Sam’s question: Have you ever been a member of the Scout or Guide Movements, if so, has it helped you during your time in space? Over.
6:41 – Absolutely I was a first class…a Boy Scout in the Ashland troop 130 back when I was a kid base. Wood Scouts helped me learn a lot about dealing with myself and being able to take care of myself in a harsh environment like in the woods or the Space Station. Over.
6:57 – NA1SS this is Gulf Bravo 100 Juliet, Clay thank you very much for that I’m sure the audience would like to give you a huge round of applause
7:05 – (Cheers)
7:15 – And on behalf of all the Scouts here I’d, I’d really like to thank you for answering the questions so quickly they’ve really trained well for this. NA1SS this is GB100 Juliet.
7:23 – Thank you so much and my best to the 21st World Scout Jamboree, Chelmsford, England and this is NA1SS signing out. Thank you very much.
7:35 – (Cheers)
7:37 – (Inaudible)….Gulf Bravo 100 Juliet. Thank you Clay… (Inaudible)
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Special Thanks to ‘Ben’ for this recording