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ARISS Event Notice -- Italian Contact Friday 18 Nov.

The next contact between school students and the crew 
aboard the International Space Station will take place 
Friday, 19 November 2004.  Students Polignano DIREZIONE 
Polignano a Mare, Italy will speak directly to the space 
station crew via amateur radio beginning about 1434 UTC.

Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS will be 
turned off prior to the beginning of the contact.  It will 
be returned to service as quickly as possible.

"This radio contact is [with] two elementary schools 
(pupils age 6 to 11) and one middle school (pupils age 11 
to 14).  The school center “Direzione Didattica Statale 1° 
circolo” in Polignano-a-Mare consists of the elementary 
schools “San Giovanni Bosco” (400 pupils) and “Gianni 
Rodari” (400 pupils) and the middle school “Ponteo 
Sarnelli” (600 pupils) and is located near the city of 
Bari in South-east Italy.  The questions are read by the 
amateur radio operator Michele, IZ7EVR, because the 
Italian regulations don't permit not-licensed persons like 
students to take the microphone."

The contact will be in English.  The ISS crew will use the 
NA1SS call sign.  This contact is direct to station 
IZ7EVR.  The downlink will be on 145.80 MHz, and the ARISS 
team welcomes everyone in the area to listen in on the 

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

1. How do you keep fit?

2. What do you eat on the ISS?

3. Where does the electric power come from on the ISS?

4. Do you sometimes feel alone?

5. What kind of sensation do you feel living on board of 

6. How do you talk with your family?

7. What kind of instruments have you got to watch the 

8. Do you work on shifts and what do you do when you are 
not working?

9. Did you easily accustom yourself to the absence of 
gravity when you got on ISS?

10. How and what do you feel when you see the Earth from 
the space?

11. What kind of experiments do you do on ISS?

12. In what way can you change the orbit of the ISS?

13. Which is the most ambitious spatial project for the 

14. Is the training on the earth hard before leaving for 
the space?

15. What provides you with oxygen?

16. What can you see now outsite the ISS?

17. How long can a man stay in the space without health 

18. Which was your sensation when you were in the space 
for the first time?

19. What do you make use of when you do an E.V.A.?

20. Why did you decide to become an astronaut?

ARISS is an international educational outreach program 
with US participation from NASA, AMSAT (The Amateur 
Satellite Radio Corp.), and the American Radio Relay 
League.  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 experience, 
first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can 
energize youngsters' interest in science, technology, and 
learning.  Further information on the ARISS programme is 
available on the website http://www.rac.ca/ariss

Thank you & 73,
Scott H. Stevens / N3ASA
ARISS Team Member
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