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ARISS Event -- FINAL Expedition 10 QSO, Wednesday 20.4 at 1237 UTC

The FINAL Expedition 10 ARISS school contact will be with students of
the winning classes of the European Space Agency competition for
primary schools in the Lazio region on Wednesday, 20 April  2005. The
event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:37 UTC.

This contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and NN1SS in
Greenbelt, Maryland, USA. Therefore, it should be audible to anyone in
the eastern/siutheastern part of the United States listening in on the
145.80 MHz downlink. 

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

1. Come fate voi astronauti a “galleggiare” nell`aria?
    How do you move around in space?

2. Cosa vi piacerebbe scoprire?
    What would you like to discover?

3. Da piccolo eri biricchino come me? Ho speranza di diventare
    When you were a child like me, did you already hope to become an

4. Che test hai fatto prima di andare nello spazio?
    What kind of exercice had you to do to prepare for space?

5. E` pericoloso il rientro sulla terra?
    Is the return trip to earth dangerous?

6. Quante persone lavorano nella Stazione Spaziale Internazionale?
    How many astronauts are working in the International Space Station?

7. Come vivi dentro la navicella?
    How is life in the module?

8. Caro Astronauta, ti mancano un pó i dolci e i gelati che noi
mangiamo sulla Terra?
    Dear astronaut, are you missing the cookies and the ice-cream we
enjoy on earth?

9. Come fai a distinguere il giorno dalla notte?
    How do you know if it is day or night?

10. E` faticosa la preparazione per un viaggio nello spazio?
      Is the preparation for space travel very demanding?

11. Quali emozioni prova quando è nello spazio?
      What emotions do you feel when you are in space?

12. Quale pianeta la incuriosisce e vorrebbe visitare?
      What planet do you prefer and would you like to visit?

13. La prima volta che sei partito come ti sei sentito e quale è stato
il momento più emozionante?
      The first time you left for space how did you feel and what was
the most emotional moment?

14. I bambini possono andare nello spazio?
      Are children allowed to travel to space?

15. Com`è il mondo dall`alto?
      How do you perceive the world from above?

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.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 programme is
available on the website http://www.rac.ca/ariss (graciously hosted by
the Radio Amateurs of Canada). Information about the next scheduled
ARISS contact can be found at

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