[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu', Rome, State of Vatican City

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Sun Jul 7 14:41:29 PDT 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu', Rome, State of Vatican City on 10 July. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:36 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between IR0ISS and HV2VO. 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.



Created in 1869 through a generous initiative of the Salviati family, and donated to the Holy See in 1924, the Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital is now a comprehensive children's polyclinic. In 1985, it has been formally recognized by the Italian Ministry of Health as "Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico" IRCCS (Research Hospital), and it is now one of the three Paediatric IRCCS in Italy, and the only one for Central and Southern Regions. The Hospital is a reference point in Italy and abroad and it is connected to the most important paediatric centres in Europe and the United States. Healthcare and research.



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


1.  How do you lie down when you're sleeping on the ISS?

2.  How do you go to the bathroom in zero gravity?

3.  What do you miss most of the Earth on the ISS?

4.  How do you spend free time on the ISS?

5.  Who do you care if you're sick there?

6.  Have you ever met some aliens or seen strange things?

7.  How are the stars viewed from ISS?

8.  What is the first thing you thought since you came in the space station?

9.  What is the most beautiful discovery that you made on the ISS?

10. How do you see the earth from up there?

11. Are you using a watch like here on Earth to know what time it is?

12. Have you ever been out of the space station?






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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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