[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Liceo Scientifico Galileo Galilei, Catania, Italy

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Wed Jun 19 07:26:01 PDT 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Liceo Scientifico Galileo Galilei, Catania, Italy on 22 June. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 14:57 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and VK4KHZ. The contact should be audible over portions of Australia. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in Italian.


The Galileo Galilei school has a good reputation for the scientific 

activities and the laboratory teaching offered to the students.

It's a school with almost 2000 students. Most of the students try to 

enter Medicine or Engineering after graduation. All students study English at any level. At school there are three labs with computers, internet connection is available in any classroom.




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


1.  Isn't it difficult to live in a small closed space for a long time?

2.  What kind of food do you eat?

3.  Is there any process for recycling water in space? If so, what is it?

4.  How do you manage to keep the level of oxygen steady inside the 


5.  How do you get rid of your waste?

6.  Do you have any trouble in falling asleep? How do you distinguish if it's 

    day or night?

7.  Before leaving for any mission in space, you have many months of 

    preparation. Is the reality very different from the tests you go through 

    on Earth?

8.  What do you feel when you see the Earth from the space? What's the 


9.  What kind of scientific research are you doing now?


10. What do you think about other planets colonization? Will it be possible 

    or is it only fiction?

11. Can you observe unusual natural phenomena from there?

12. Science can make man feel intelligent and powerful. Do you think men are 

    that powerful?

13. How long can you stay in space for? What is the maximum time? Is there a 

    limit for the number of missions an astronaut can do in space?

14. When you come back to Earth from a space mission, how will you adapt to 

    gravity? Do you need any external help? What kind of help?

15. What's the importance of space research to science and technical 


16. In which way have your inner thoughts been modified by this experience?







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Next planned event(s):


   1. Ruder Boskovic Technical School, Zagreb, Croatia, direct via 9A1A

      Wed, 26June2013, 17:31 UTC 


   2. Scuola Secondaria 1° grado "Arturo Toscanini", Capiago Intimiano, 

      Italy and Scuola Media Massimiliano Kolbe, Vercurago, Lecco, Italy,  

      Contact is now direct and telebridge via IK1SLD to IZ2WLC to IK1SLD

      Sat, 29June2013, 11:50 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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