[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with 1 Circolo Didattico G.Marconi, Casamassima, Italy

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Tue Nov 6 09:45:40 PST 2012

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at 1 Circolo Didattico G.Marconi, Casamassima, Italy on 09 Nov. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:53 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and IZ7RTN. The contact should be audible over Italy and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.



The 1° Didactic Center "Marconi" in Casamassima di Bari, South Italy includes one Primary School and two Nursery Schools. We have more than 800 students and a teaching staff composed by 70 teachers, directed by the headmaster, Mrs. Rita Rosaria Gagliardi. Our Primary School have multimedia and scientific laboratories, while our pupils have an active role in a number of projects, which make them experience Science, Music, Dance, Theatre, Physical Education and more.




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


1.  How do you organize for the hours on board the ISS?

2.  How long can an extra vehicle outside the ISS?

3.  The magnetic phenomena that occur outside of Earth's atmosphere are the 

    same ones that grow on the earth?

4.  Outside the earth's atmosphere occurring weather phenomena?

5.  Why there is no gravity in space while on earth?

6.  How do you spend your days on the ISS?

7.  What is the weather in space?

8.  On board the ISS you can rest comfortably?

9.  Have you encountered other life forms in space during your mission?

10. The sound waves propagate in space in the same way as on Earth?

11. What material are spacesuits made??? How many layers?

12. How much oxygen is consumed daily on board the ISS?

13. If any member of the crew on board has health problems as you organized?

14. How long does it take to orbit the ISS?

15. What happens to the human body when exposed for a long time the absence 

    of gravity?

16. It is true that we intend to build a future human colony on the moon?

17. On board the ISS is possible to gym?

18. You can listen to music on the ISS?

19. The ISS is driven by someone?

20. The ISS have no way to connect to the Internet?


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



Next planned event(s):




  1.  Gujarat Council Of Science City, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, telebridge 

      via K6DUE

      Wed, 14Nov12 10:02 UTC 


  2.  Flagler Palm Coast Amateur  Radio Club, Palm Coast, FL, direct via 



      Fri,  16Nov12 18:06 UTC 



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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