[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Istituto Comprensivo, Marzocchino Di Seravezza, Italy and Comprensivo Camaiore 3, Camaiore, Italy

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Wed Oct 16 21:39:05 PDT 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Istituto Comprensivo, Marzocchino Di Seravezza, Italy and  Comprensivo Camaiore 3, Camaiore, Italy on 19 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:54 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between IR0ISS and IQ5VR. 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.


The Comprehensive School "Camaiore" 3, with a school population of about 900 students, is fully included in the town of "Camaiore", and consists of the complexes of "Capezzano" Childhood, Primary and Middle school, "Vado" Childhood and Primary school, "Frati" Primary school and "Santa Lucia" Childhood.

The territory of Camaiore is articulated by the Apuan mountains to the sea, an environment in the foothill slopes towards the Versilia coast. The schools of the Comprehensive Institute welcomed roughly the population of the central area, characterized by a large plan and some fraction on the first hill.



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


1.  How did you become an astronaut?

2.  You have been afraid when the helmet of the suit gave you problems?

3.  How many missions do in an year on the ISS?

4.  Have you had any fear during the early days of his adventure in space?

5.  How do you take a shower?

6.  There have never been an accident in space on the ISS?

7.  What do you usually eat?

8.  What is the thing that watching the Earth from space strikes you most?

9.  What do you do in your spare time?

10. I know you're out of the ISS. How did you feel?

11. What 'is the temperature in space?

12. What is the sleep / alarm clock in space?

13. Do you believe that there are other forms of life as well as the earth?

14. Are you proud to be an astronaut, and especially to bring Italy into    


15. How many times to communicate with your family?

16. Why space agencies do not attempt to reach other planets besides Mars?

17. What happens if you get sick?

18. it was very hard training to go into space?

19. What is the purpose of your mission?

20. What is your perception you have the speed of the ISS?

21. How do you keep in physical form on the space station?

22. What does it feel like to be in zero gravity?

23. What does he look the ISS and is comfortable to live there?

24. How can you tolerate being away from home?

25. How many astronauts can hold the station?

26. Spaceflight will be possible for us?

27. Can you tell us something about your life on board the ISS?

28. What workout do before the mission?

29. You can also communicate in video with the earth?

30. When do you expect your return to earth?






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Next planned event(s):


  1.  IPSSEOA, Castellana Grotte  and Liceo Classico e Linguistico C. Sylos, 

       Bitonto, Italy, direct via IZ7RTN 

       Wed, 23Oct2013, 12:43 UTC


  2.  Convitto Nazionale "Vittorio Emanuele II" di Roma, Rome,  Italy and 

      Pediatrico Giovanni XXIII, Bari, Italy, direct and telebridge via  


      Sat, 26Oct2013, 11:55 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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