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ARISS Event - Virgilio Primary School, Italy, Monday (May 22) at 13:28 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 13 ARISS school contact has
been planned with students at Virgilio Primary School, Venice, Italy on
Monday, 22 May 2006. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately
13:28 UTC.

The contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and IW3GPO. The
contact should be audible to anyone in portions of Europe. Interested
parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink.   

The primary school was built in 1980, and its name is "Virgilio" like
the name of an important Roman emperor poet's name. It's a big school
with two floors and a wonderful garden. In the school, there are 210
pupils and 23 teachers, and only one of them is a man; all the other
teachers are women. There are ten classrooms, a library with many books,
a computer room, a gym, a music room and a video room, an English room
and a dining hall. School starts at 8.30 and finishes at 4.30 from
Monday to Friday. 

Students at Virgilio Primary School will ask as many of the following
questions as time allows: 

1. Where are you from?
2. How many people are there in the Space Station at the moment?
3. Have you ever had a language problem?
4. How many experiments are you conducting on this mission?
5. What are some of the jobs you do on the Space Station you enjoy
6. What are the jobs you don't like doing?
7. How do you get oxygen and water?
8. Is it scary to do an E.V.A. and work in space?
9. How long will you be staying in space?
10. How long did it take you to get to the space station?
11. How many times have you been in space?
12. What is the most beautiful thing that you have seen in space?
13. What is the most beautiful star in space?
14. How do you communicate with your family and how often do you get to
talk to them?
15. What do you miss most?
16. Do you have a lot of free time?
17. What do you do for fun in space?
18. What is your favorite space food?
19. Was it scary the first time you went into space?
20. What inspired you to become an astronaut?
21. How long did it take you to become an astronaut?
22. What happens if someone gets sick?
23. Can you take animals to space?

Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS will be turned off prior
to the contact It will be returned to regular amateur radio operations
as soon as possible afterwards. Information about the next scheduled
ARISS contact can be found at
<http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact> .

Next planned event(s): 
Salt Brook Elementary School, New Providence, New Jersey, Wed 2006-05-31
13:28 UTC

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

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 program is available on the website
http://www.rac.ca/ariss <http://www.rac.ca/ariss>  (graciously hosted by
the Radio Amateurs of Canada). 

Thank you & 73,
Kenneth - N5VHO 
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