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ARISS event - 2 Circolo Didattico, San Giuseppe,Mola di Bari, Italy, Fri (Dec 12) at 14:18 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 18 ARISS school contact has
been planned with participants at 2 Circolo Didattico, San Giuseppe,
Mola di Bari, Italy on 12 December. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 1418 UTC.

The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and IZ7EVR. The
contact should be audible over most of Europe. Interested parties are
invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are
expected to conduct the conversation in English. 

The Didactic Center "San Giuseppe" is located in Mola di Bari, a city in
Southern Italy. The school center includes two primary schools and three
kindergartens. There are more than 800 pupils and 70 teachers. The
primary schools have multimedia facilities and scientific laboratories.
The pupils play an active role in a numerous projects, they gain
experience on music, dance, theatre, physical education and more.

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

1. How do you feel in Space?
2. How many satellites are flying in the Earth's orbit?
3. How do you rest onboard the ISS?
4. What studies are necessary to become an astronaut?
5. Which tools do you use when you work outside the ISS?
6. Can you see the hole in the ozone layer from the ISS?
7. How is the junction between two spaceships made?
8. Why do you have zero gravity in Space?
9. Have you ever seen anything strange outside the ISS?
10. What do you see at this moment when you look through the window of
the ISS?
11. How do you wash yourself?
12. Do you see any planet from the ISS?
13. How do you communicate with your family?
14. How do you spend your free time?
15. How do you carry out chemical experiments without gravity?
16. Is it fun to live onboard the ISS?
17. How do you cook your food without gravity?
18. How long does it take from Earth to the ISS?
19. How is the spacesuit made of?
20. What is the temperature inside the ISS?

Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at
http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact . 

Next planned event(s): 
1) King George Elementary School, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, Mon
2008-12-15 16:51 UTC
2) Scuola Elementare Faleriense "Gianni Rodari",Porto S. Elpidio,Italy,
Thu 2008-12-18  12:10 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.ariss.org/ (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of

Thank you & 73, 
Kenneth - N5VHO 

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