[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Scuola Secondaria 1° grado "Arturo Toscanini", Capiago Intimiano, Italy and Scuola Media Massimiliano Kolbe, Vercurago, Lecco, Italy

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Fri Jun 28 07:22:03 PDT 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Scuola Secondaria 1° grado "Arturo Toscanini", Capiago  Intimiano, Italy and Scuola Media Massimiliano Kolbe, Vercurago, Lecco, Italy on 29 June. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:50 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a combination of direct and telebridge with the contact starting with IK1SLD, then proceeds to IZ2WLC and finishes back with IK1SLD . The contact should be audible over Italy. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in Italian.



Scuola Secondaria 1° grado "Arturo Toscanini", Capiago Intimiano, Italy

The school is located in Capiago Intimiano, a small town in the north part of Italy, 7 km far from Como. Como and the surrounding area can be clearly seen from space due to the unique shape of Lario lake (like a Y upside down). It tooks the name from  "Arturo Toscanini", a famous musician and conductor lived across the end of 19th century and early 20th.

There are 10 classes and the students are from 11 years old to 14.


Scuola Media Massimiliano Kolbe, Vercurago, Lecco, Italy

Local secondary school with students aged from 10 to 14. It's located in a building, built in 1950 by the government, originally used as a sanatorium converted into school in late 1970.

Vercurago is a small town not far from Lecco, built on the shores of Garlate's lake (as it comes out of Lario lake and become Adda river).



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


1.  Why did you decide to become an astronaut? 

2.  How do you recycle water? 

3.  How did you feel on your first day in space? 

4.  What are the main characteristics of the Earth seen from space? 

5.  What was your first impression of the ISS? 

6.  How the northern lights appear from space? 

7.  How is life in space for six months with only five other people? 

8.  What is the most difficult activity you've carried out in space? 

9.  When you see the Earth from the space, what do you think? 

10. How do you treat waste? 

11. Is the Sun different seen from the space? 

12. How do you shave in space? 

13. What do you usually do in your free time? 

14. How does life in orbit influence vital functions? 

15. When you'll come back to the Earth, what will be the first thing you'll 


16. When the Earth is in the dark, which are the brightest cities? 

17. Can you see pollution on the Earth from the ISS? 

18. What kind of studies did you attend to become an astronaut? 

19. Which was the strongest emotion you felt when you passed quickly from the 

    Earth to space? 

20. What is the human construction visible from the space station? 

21. How hard was the training before departure? 

22. What do you eat in space? 

23. What did you miss more from the earth? 

24. Have you ever experimented how spiders build webs in space? 

25. Have you ever had any serious technical problems on the ISS? 

26. What kind of experiments are you carrying out? 

27. What do you like most about your job? 

28. What is the most ambitious project for the future? 






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Next planned event(s):


  1.  Association  Intercultura Onlus, Frascati, Italy, telebridge

      Sat, 06July2013, 17:02 UTC 40 deg via W6SRJ



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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