[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Association Intercultura Onlus, Frascati, Italy

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Thu Jul 4 19:33:22 PDT 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Association Intercultura Onlus, Frascati, Italy on 06 July. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 17:02 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and W6SRJ. The contact should be audible over the west coast of the U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in Italian.


Intercultura is the Italian representative of AFS Intercultural Programs (New York), an international, no profit,voluntary based organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities and cultural exchange programs throughout more than 60 different countries in the world,involving every year 13.000 students and an equivalent number of families and schools.In Italy, Intercultura is a no profit organisation (ONLUS) recognised by the Italian government, under the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.The professional staff of Intercultura is made by 40 people who work in the headquarter of Colle Val d'Elsa (Siena) or in the PR offices based in Milan and Rome.The 4.000 affiliated volunteers are organize in 140 local chapters and offer they voluntary work to promote international school based exchange programs.



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


1.  Your first step out at 17 in the States with AFS, now you're in space: 

    will you ever rest?

2.  How did your family react when you both told them that you would have 

    spent one year in the States when you were 17 and now 6 months in the 


3.  Tomorrow we will end our AFS experience: any suggestions?

4.  How can we give back to our friend and families the competences we 


5.  Soon you will "walk in the space": are you more afraid now or when you 

    took the plane to the US at 17?

6.  You are on board with 3 Russians and two americans: have you experienced 

    an intercultural misunderstanding yet?

7.  If you could choose one competence you learned with AFS and now you're 

    using in the ISS, what would that be?

8.  The program ICE was developed in Naples: is Italy competitive worldwide? 

9.  A moment of joy, of anger: what did you find in common between your 

    experience at 17 in the US and the one you're living now?

10. How do you cope with homesickness?

11. How did you become an astronaut?

12. I know that you put the Intercultura t-shirt in your luggage: when are 

    you going to show it?

13. When you came back home from the States as a teenager, were you afraid 

    about the future?

14. As you're working with people from different nationalities, what makes 

    you mostly proud of being Italian?








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Next planned event(s):


    1.  Scout Canada Jamboree, Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada, telebridge via 


        Mon, 08July2013, 16:31 UTC   


    2.  Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu', Rome, State of Vatican City,        

        direct via HV2VO

        Wed, 10July2013, 12:36 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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