[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with IPSSEOA, Castellana Grotte and Liceo Classico e Linguistico C. Sylos, Bitonto, Italy

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Mon Oct 21 09:09:26 PDT 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at IPSSEOA, Castellana Grotte and Liceo Classico e Linguistico C. Sylos, Bitonto, Italy on 23 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:43 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between IR0ISS and IZ7RTN. 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 School IPSSEOA in Castellana Grotte is a Secondary High School for Tourism: Hotel and Catering. It serves the educational needs of the town because it is the biggest Secondary High School in town. It caters for boys and girls, aged from 14 to 19 years. Located in one of the region's tourist areas, it is in the centre of the pleasant town of Castellana  Grotte, in the south-east of the APULIA region, south-east of Italy.In its Curriculum the school focus on: Catering and Hotel Reception Communication, Catering and Hotel Reception Competence, Media Communication, the Environment, Food and beverage critical analysis, Science activities in Food and beverage lab. The school has three locations, five computer rooms, a scientific laboratory of Food Science, 48 classrooms. At present there are 1000 students on roll and they attend the regular class daily, from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm.


Our school "Liceo Classico e Linguistico C. Sylos " is in Bitonto , a town near Bari in Puglia, south-east of Italy.  It is divided in two courses: the Classics, specialized in classical languages as Latin and Greek, and the Linguistic which is specialized in modern languages as English , French, Spanish and German. The students who attend our school are about 600, and they come, above all, from Bitonto but also from near towns. Our students are from 14 to 19 years old. We do lots of extra activities in the afternoon, so the school is always opened until 8 pm. Our lyceum is located in the historical centre of  Bitonto, it's an old building which was built in the 17th century as a monastery . From monastery it became a school at the end of 19th century and a lot of important people in our town have been educated here.



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


1.   What kind of food is consumed on board the ISS?

2.   How do you organize in case of emergency or illness of an astronaut?

3.   How do physical training on board the ISS?

4.   What kind of experiments is doing on board the ISS?

5.   It's true that some clothes, used on board, may be adjustable (size 


6 .  Did you want to go outside the ISS after your two extra vehicular 


7.   How is resupplied the ISS?

8.   What is the perception of time on board the ISS?

9.   How was built the ISS?

10.  How long does the preparation for a mission on the ISS?

11.  Do you need to replenish vitamins, minerals and other than the power 

     supply on board?

12.  What activities are you doing on board the ISS?

13.  The foods you eat in space have an expiry date?

14.  Is planning a mission to Mars. How are proceeding with the preparation?

15.  There are Italian companies that produce food for astronauts?

16.  How often do I have contact with your family on earth?

17.  Your metabolism is modified in the absence of gravity?

18.  What is the thing that you miss the earth?

19.  It is true that on board the ISS has been installed machinery for the 

     recycling of organic waste?

20.  What do you think space tourism?





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Next planned event(s):


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

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


       Sat, 26Oct2013, 11:55 UTC  



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Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN



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