[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Italian Bilingual School, Leichhardt (Sydney), NSW, Australia

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Mon Jul 29 08:58:39 PDT 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Italian Bilingual School, Leichhardt (Sydney), NSW, Australia on 30 July. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:26 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and VK5ZAI. The contact should be audible over Australia and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in Italian.



The Italian Bilingual School in New South Wales Australia offers your child a unique educational opportunity to achieve excellence through bilingualism. The study of Italian offers students a window into a culture of beauty, a vehicle for creative individuality and an appreciation of the musicality in language. Italian is, after English, the most widely spoken language in Australia. Over half a million Italian Australians use the language every day.

The study of Italian prepares our students for the challenges of a multicultural global community by deepening their understanding of cultural diversity.



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


1.  How do you walk around your house in space?

2.  Are you afraid to be in space?

3.  What does it happen if you get sick?

4.  How do you watch TV?

5.  How do you go to the toilet?

6.  How do you play in space?

7.  How do the fruit flies go in space? With a rocket?

8.  Have you seen any planet in space?

9.  In these six months in space have you ever seen other astronauts?

10. How do you know if you are close to a black hole?

11. How far is the closest satellite?

12. How does a satellite look like?

13. When you look out of the window do you see the world as it was a map?

14. For how long did you train before going to space?

15. How is temperature in the space ship?

16. How did you feel the day you left? Were you afraid? Where you agitated?

17. How is living without your family for such a long time?

18. Do you keep yourself inform about the world do you use internet?

19. Would you like your children to become astronauts?







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 Next planned event(s):


  1. Oshkosh Air Venture Air Show, Oshkosh,  Wisconsin, telebridge via AH6NM

     Thu, 01Aug2013, 17:01 UTC 


  2. Space Jam 7 at the Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum, Rantoul, IL, 

     telebridge via LU8YY

     Sat, 03Aug2013, 20:46 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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