[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with G. Salvemini - G. La Pira, Montemurlo, Italy, and "Dante Alighieri" 1st Grade Secondary (Middle) School, Casale Monferrato, Italy

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An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at G. Salvemini - G. La Pira, Montemurlo, Italy, and "Dante Alighieri" 1st Grade Secondary (Middle) School, Casale Monferrato, Italy on 07 Mar. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:51 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between IR0ISS and two other stations IK1SLD and IQ5VR. The contact should be audible over portions of Italy and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English/Italian.



Presentation G. Salvemini - G. La Pira

The school "Salvemini - La Pira" is in Montemurlo, province of Prato, Tuscany region and it is a Secondary Middle School; it has 21 classes with pupils aged between 11 and 14. The name of the school derives from the fusion of the two schools of the commune. This is the only secondary middle school of the area. The schoolhouse hosts around 520 pupils.


Presentation "Dante Alighieri"

The "Dante Alighieri" School is situated a bit off the town centre of Casale Monferrato, near the ancient Cittadella, province of Alessandria, Piedmont region. It's a modern construction, developed on two main buildings: one for the school's didactical and administrative activities, one for the sport activities (gym and pool). It's surrounded by a wide playground, with a little plantation of poplars, planted by the pupils of the school. There are 12 classrooms (4 at the main floor and 8 at the first floor) and different labs: Science lab, Informatics lab, Techno lab, Art lab, Maths lab, Languages lab and a coloured and wide library. There is also a lot of afternoon activities, such as Latin courses, Languages courses and sport tournaments (soccer, basket, volley). The Dante Secondary I grade School has a current roll of 230 and a teaching staff of 29. In the last few years the school has been enhanced by the richness of its diverse student population.



Questions will be asked by participating students as time permits: 



1.     nello spazio può capitare di vedere strani fenomeni? hai mai avuto 

       paura ?


2.     perchè la stazione spaziale internazionale ha questa forma? c'è una 

       motivazione particolare ?


3.     quale è stata la tua emozione nel vedere per la prima volta la terra e 

       soprattutto l'italia dallo spazio ?


4.     quali sono i materiali principali con i quali hanno costruito la 

       stazione spaziale internazionale ?


5.     a bordo avete una stampante 3d italiana, quale sarà il primo oggetto 

       che "stamperete" e quanto tempo ci vorrà ?


6.     la stazione spaziale internazionale ha dei motori? da che cosa è 

       alimentata ?


7.     com'è cambiata la tua visione dell'universo da quando l'hai visto 

       dallo spazio ?


8.     se dovete effettuare delle riparazioni alla struttura della stazione 

       spaziale internazionale, quali procedure seguite ?


9.     che cosa si prova a realizzare un sogno che da tanto aspetti ?


10.    qual è la procedura per uscire nello spazio? ci sono scalette per 

       muoversi all'esterno della stazione spaziale ?


11.    hai mai avuto dubbi o insicurezze salutando i tuoi cari e hai mai 

       voluto tornare indietro ?


12.    la stazione spaziale internazionale è mantenuta nella sua orbita dalla 

       base spaziale a terra o c'è una plancia di comando a bordo della 

       stazione spaziale internazionale ?


13.    come mai con tutta la povertà bisogna spendere tanto per andare nello 

       spazio ?


14.    esiste il pericolo di perdere l'orbita sulla quale viaggia la stazione 

       spaziale internazionale ?


15.    oltre all'astronauta quale lavoro avresti voluto fare ?


16.    la stazione spaziale internazionale ha dei sistemi di protezione 

       contro eventuali eventi particolari, tipo pioggia di meteoriti ?


17.    e' stato difficile abituarsi a spazi angusti e all'assenza di gravità 



18.    in caso di emergenza, quali sono le priorità? come lasciate la 

       stazione spaziale internazionale ?


19.    qual è la tua missione nello spazio ?


20.    come è avvenuto l'aggancio tra il veicolo spaziale sojuz e la stazione 

       spaziale internazionale ?


21.    che temperatura c'è all'interno e all'esterno della stazione spaziale 



22.    da quanti moduli è costituita la  stazione spaziale internazionale? 

       questa è la sua struttura definitiva o dovranno essere aggiunti altri 

       moduli ?


23.    voi astronauti di diverse nazionalità vi capite tutti ?


24.    che differenza c'è tra i moduli pressurizzati e quelli non 

       pressurizzati ?


25.    c'è qualche momento di pausa nello spazio ?


26.    quanti metri quadrati e quanti ambienti sono presenti nella iss? 

       quante stanze personali e quanti laboratori ci sono ?


27.    che tipo di esperimenti state facendo in questi giorni ?


28.    di quali strumenti è dotata la stazione spaziale internazionale per 

       gli esperimenti? lei ha un laboratorio particolare ?


29.    si rende conto che lei è un modello per noi giovani e che la 

       consideriamo una donna straordinaria ?


30.    in quale ambiente passate la maggior parte del tempo nella stazione 

       spaziale internazionale ?





1.  May you see strange phenomena in space? Have you ever been afraid ?

2.  Why the International Space Station has that form? Is there a particular 


3.  What was your emotion at seeing for the first time the Earth and 

    especially Italy from Space ?

4.  What are the main materials with which they built the International Space 


5.  On board, you have an Italian 3D printer. Which will be the first object 

    that you " will print " and how long will it take?

6.  The International Space Station has the engines? From what they are 


7.  How has your view of the Universe changed since you've seen it from space 


8.  If you need to make repairs to the structure of the International Space 

    Station, which procedures followed?

9.  What is it like to realize a dream that you've been waiting for so long ?

10.  What is the procedure to get out in space? There are ladders to move 

     around the outside of the space station?

11.  Have you ever had any doubts or insecurities greeting your loved ones 

     and have you ever wanted to come back on Earth?

12.  The International Space Station is maintained in its orbit from the 

     mission control or is there a command bridge aboard the International 

     Space Station?

13.  With all the poverty on Earth, why do we need to spend so much to go 

     into space ?

14.  There is the danger of losing the orbit on which travels the 

     International Space Station?

15.  Which other job you would do, besides astronaut?

16.  The International Space Station has protection systems against any 

     particular events, such as meteor shower?

17.  Was it hard to get used to tight spaces and the absence of gravity ?

18.  In case of emergency, what are the priorities? As you leave the 

     International Space Station?

19.  What is your mission in Space ?

20.  How was done the docking between the Soyuz and the International Space 


21.  What's the temperature inside and outside of the space station ?

22.  How many modules consists of the International Space Station? This is 

     it's final structure or other modules to be added?

23.  Will you astronauts from different countries understand each other ?

24.  What is the difference between the pressurized modules and non-


25.  Is there any break moment in space ?

26.  How many surface and how many rooms are in the ISS? How many personal 

     rooms and how many laboratories are there?

27.  What kind of experiments are you doing in these days ?

28.  What instruments has the International Space Station for experiments? 

     She has a particular lab?

29.  Do you realize that you are a model for us, young people, and that we 

     consider you an extraordinary woman ?

30.  In what module you spend most of the time in the International Space 








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Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN



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