[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with S.A.M.T. (Scuola Arti Mestieri Trevano), Canobbio, Switzerland

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Fri Sep 6 18:25:18 PDT 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at S.A.M.T. (Scuola Arti Mestieri Trevano), Canobbio, Switzerland on 09 Sept. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 07:17 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between IR0ISS and HB9OK. The contact should be audible over Switzerland 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 vocational school S.A.M.T. (Scuola Arti Mestieri Trevano) for multimedia electronics operates in the fields of electronics and computer technology (audio and video devices, computer science, telecommunications, etc.). The AFC (certificate of professional capacity) together with the school leaving  technical qualifications certificate enables the students to continue their studies in vocational universities in the Electronics, Telecommunications and Computer Technology fields.



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


1.  How do you spend your days on the ISS?

2.  How do you stay in contact with your family?

3.  In your free time, you've made an important discovery "random"?

4.  What are your hobbies on the ISS, after a day of work?

5.  What is it like to stay in weightless conditions?

6.  What do you miss most of the earth?

7.  Even knowing all the risks you take, you can go to bed peacefully?

8.  What is the plan of a medical emergency for an illness or injury?

9.  They are dangerous spacewalks?

10. You are able to see shooting stars?

11. What advice would you give to those who want to become an astronaut?

12. By what criteria and objectives set the orbit of the ISS?

13. Why all these nations have decided to join forces in a single project?

14. Did you happen to observe a supernova from the space station?

15. When working on projects with astronauts from other countries language 

    differences cause problems?

16. That kind of scientific experiments do you do?

17. What was your first sentence or thoughts when you met microgravity for 

    the first time?

18. What kind of food you eat on the ISS?





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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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