Luca Parmitano (NA1SS) - 2013 BSA National Jamboree, Mount Hope, WV, USA, 1535 UTC on 20 July 2013
Luca Parmitano (NA1SS) speaks to scouts at the 2013 Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree at Mount Hope, WV, USA, at 1535 UTC on 20 July 2013 via K2BSA. He answered the following questions:
1. Were you in Scouting as a youth or as an adult leader?
2. In Scouting we practice “Leave No Trace”, meaning that we leave campsites as we found them. How do you practice “Leave No Trace” in space?
3. I am working on the Robotics Merit Badge and would like to know how robots are being used on the space station.
4. Have you ever put up a satellite in space?
5. How do you communicate with your family while you are aboard the space station?
6. What food do you miss the most from Earth?
7. How would you suggest that Scouting promote interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics?
8. What subjects should I study if I want to become an astronaut?
9. Do stars' size and color look different when you see them in space?
10. How many other planets have you seen from the space station?
12. Can you see meteor showers from the ISS?
13. Do you ever have a good night’s sleep on the space station, and do you dream the same way as you do on Earth?
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Luca Parmitano (NA1SS) - K2BSA - 20 July 2013