[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Istituto Comprensivo di Calolziocorte - Scuola Media, Calolziocorte, Italy

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Thu Apr 19 07:31:50 PDT 2012

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Istituto Comprensivo di Calolziocorte - Scuola Media, Calolziocorte, Italy on 24 Apr. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 13:32 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and LU8YY. The contact should be audible over Argentina and portions of S. America. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.


Comprehensive institute with three different levels: kindergarten, primary school and secondary school. Secondary School was founded in the 60s. About 600 students attend it, divided into four seats, with a total of 26 forms. Calolziocorte is a small town of about 15.000 citizens not far from Lecco, in the heart of a beautiful area called Val San Martino.


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


1.  What was the most exciting moment of your mission?

2.  Is it stressful to stay for such a long time in the space station?

3.  How can you distinguish between day and night?

4.  What are your feelings when you are out in space during an EVA?

5.  Has it been difficult to adapt to the weightlessness environment of the 


6.  Which was the hardest challenge you faced in your career?

7.  What do you do when you feel homesick?

8.  How are differences of opinions dealt with during a mission?

9.  How do you feel living in zero g?

10. What did you think when you entered the space station for the first time?

11. How are the astronauts selected?

12. How do you spend your free time in the space station?

13. How do you feel during the lift-off?

14. Do astronauts ever have stress attacks? How do they manage them?

15. What are your feelings seeing the earth from such a special perspective?

16. How would butterflies fly in zero g?

17. What does your daily routine look like onboard the ISS?

18. What are the physical requirements to become an astronaut?

19. What do you do if you get ill?

20. What are the best studies to become an astronaut?

21. In your opinion, what is the most promising experiment ever conducted on  

    board the ISS?




Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact. 


Next planned event(s):




ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the participating space agencies, NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA, with the AMSAT and IARU organizations from participating countries.


ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on-board the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters' interest in science, technology, and learning. Further information on the ARISS program is available on the website http://www.ariss.org/ (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of Canada).


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN


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