[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale "Enrico Fermi", Lucca, Italy and Studi di Firenze - Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy

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Wed May 6 17:34:33 UTC 2015

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale "Enrico Fermi", Lucca,  Italy, direct via IQ5LU and Studi di Firenze - Dipartimento di Fisica e  Astronomia, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy on 09 May. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:52 UTC. It is recommended that you start listening approximately 10 minutes before this time. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The event will be direct between the ISS using call sign IR0ISS and ground stations IQ5PO (who will initiate the contact) and IQ5LU (who will end the contact). The contact should be audible over 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 Italian.



Presentation Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale "Enrico Fermi":

State Technical Industrial Institute is named to Enrico Fermi and is located in Lucca, Northern Tuscany. 5 years courses in Mechanics, Electrotechnology, Electronics, Information and Communication Technology with several laboratories. About 700 students aged 15-19.

They had an Amateur Radio Club with the callsign IK5YOI (license expired).



Presentation Università degli Studi di Firenze - Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia:

In the Scientific Campus ("Polo Scientifico") of the University of Florence activities for secondary school's students are organized by OpenLab. OpenLab, which has been active since 2002, is the service of education and communication of the University of Florence and it is dedicated to science popularization in different areas (physics, chemistry, biology .). OpenLab includes interactive laboratories, conferences, stages, visits to research laboratories. For Physics we have more than 1000 students every year (primary and secondary school).



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

I = Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale "Enrico Fermi"

U = Università degli Studi di Firenze



1U.  Quali sensazioni si provano durante la fase di lancio?

2I.   Quale sistema operativo è utilizzato sui computer della ISS? Perché 

      questa scelta? 

3U.  Dopo quanto tempo si è abituata all' assenza di gravità? 

4I.   Ci sono mai state collisioni con detriti orbitali? 

5U.  Come reagiscono le piante alla vita sulla stazione? Come vengono curate? 

6I.   Quando hai deciso di fare l'astronauta? Perché? 

7U.  In che modo ti curi quando ti ammali? 

8I.    in cosa consiste la manutenzione della stazione? 

9U.  Sulla Stazione Spaziale Internazionale sono presenti dispositivi che 

     sfruttano le correzioni relativistiche dello spazio e del tempo, simili 

     ai nostri GPS? 

10I.  quando dormi sogni?

11U.  Qual è stato il momento più difficile o la paura più grande affrontata 

      durante l'addestramento? 

12I.  E' difficile per una donna diventare astronauta? 

13U.  Sulla ISS ci sono correnti parassite indotte dalle variazioni del campo 

      magnetico terrestre sulla stazione stessa? 

14I.  Chi e che cosa ti manca di più della tua vita quotidiana? 

15U.  Che tipo di esperimenti fate? Qual è il loro fine? 

16I.  Quali studi ti hanno condotto alla carriera di astronauta? 

17U.  Come avviene l'ossigenazione della stazione spaziale? 

18I:  Da astronauta, pensi ci possano essere forme di vita extraterrestri? 

19U.  Qual è la sua paura più grande sull' ISS? 

20I.  cosa comporta dal punto di vista fisico e mentale vivere sulla ISS? 

21U.  In cosa consiste il vostro lavoro? Qual è la tua funzione all'interno 

      della stazione spaziale? 

22I.  Qual è la tua giornata tipo come astronauta? 

23U.  Cosa si prova a vedere la terra, l'alba, il tramonto e l'universo dallo 


24I.  Come si vedono i pianeti del sistema solare dalla ISS? 

25U.  Credi che sia giusto spendere tanti soldi per le missioni spaziali 

      nonostante tutte le situazioni di povertà presenti sul nostro pianeta? 

26I.  Quali effetti ha l'assenza di forza di gravità sul corpo umano? 





1) How do you feel during the launch? 

2) Which operating system is used on the computers of the iss? Why this 


3) How soon you got used to the absence of gravity? 

4) Have collisions with orbital debris ever happened?

5) How plants react to the station life conditions? How are they cared? 

6) When did you decide to be an astronaut? Why?

7) How do you take care of yourself when you get sick? 

8) How is made the maintenance of the station?

9) Are there, on the ISS, devices that use the relativistic corrections of 

   space and time, like our GPS devices do? 

10) when sleeping, do you dream?

11) Which was the hardest time or the biggest fear faced during training? 

12) Is it difficult for a woman to be an astronaut?

13) Are there, on the ISS, eddy currents induced by changes in the Earth's 

    magnetic field on the station itself?

14) Who and what do you miss more about your daily life?

15) What kind of experiments are you doing? What is their purpose? 

16) Which schools did you attend to become an astronaut?

17) How is carried out the oxygenation of the space station? 

18) As an astronaut, do you think extraterrestrial life forms exist?

19) What is your deepest fear on the ISS? 

20) What entails in terms of physical and mental life on the ISS ?

21) In what consists the crew job? What is your role inside the space 


22) How is your typical day as an astronaut?

23) How it feels to see the earth, sunrise, sunset and the universe from     


24) How do you see our solar system's planets from the ISS?

25) Do you think it is right to spend so much money for space missions 

    despite all situations of poverty on our planet? 

26) Which effects has the absence of gravity on human body?





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Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN



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