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Upcoming ARISS contact with UniversitÓ degli studi di Bari "Cittadella Mediterranea della Scienza," Bari, Italy

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Università degli studi di Bari "Cittadella Mediterranea della  Scienza", Bari, Ba, Italy on 8 Jan. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:21 UTC.The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between IR0ISS and IZ7EVR. The contact should be audible over Italy and adjacent area. Interested 

parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in Italian.


The "Cittadella Mediterranea della Scienza" of Bari is a permanent structure whose main aim is to diffuse scientific culture and its related technologies. The "Cittadella Mediterranea della Scienza " of Bari, inaugurated on the 18 of october 2006, has been promoted by University of Bari, Region of Puglia, City of Bari, National Institute for Physics of the Matter (I.N.F.M.), Puglia Regional Office for Schools, Mediterranean Universities Partnership and Industrial Association of the Province of Bari. On 30 October 2010 the "Cittadella" has inaugurated to the prestigious presence of Princess Elettra Marconi the new didactic laboratory to the Telecommunicationses to Astrophysics and Optical. The laboratory allow the participation at students of every order and degree to two prestigious international projects as Ariss and SETI by Seti League.


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


1.  What are the main targets of space missions in the coming decades?

2.  The recycling of water and oxygen on the ISS, is made with solar power  

    only, or is there need a regular supply from the ground?

3.  The microgravity can lead to substantial changes in the search for new 


4.  The new 3D camera (ERB2) for what purposes will be used on the ISS? You 

    will be able to use it to observe the earth?

5.  What tests will be carried out on experiment "Geo Fluid Flow 2"?

6.  How the experiment "Solar" will be able to study the interaction between 

    solar activity and terrestrial weather?

7.  Why were chosen hair to use as a biological sample for analysis of gene 


8.  In the event of failure or software problems of computers aboard the ISS, 

    as I organized for to fix?

9.  The effects of centrifugal acceleration will be assessed only on rootse 

    and why on the plants of lentils?

10. What high-tech materials have found application in space?

11. Without gravity there may be a different distribution of blood in the 

    human body. What the problems and how to fight them in space?

12. What do you think about the cause by bright flashes observed by all 

    astronauts in space?

13. During the mission will study the behavior of a new material that can be 

    reduced to very thin fibers in microgravity. How is this possible and how 

    will be used in future?

14. What are the problems you might have during a launch?

15. The ISS is operational in the case of solar storms?

16. What operating systems used in PCs on board the Space Station?

17. What are the improvements in terms of safety in the design for new 

    spacecraft compared to the Space Shuttle?



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


Next planned event(s):




1  Tsutsujigaoka  Minami Elementary School in Akishima City (Tokyo), Japan, 

   direct via  8J1TME

   Wed 12 Jan 2011 08:08 UTC 


2. Istituto Comprensivo Marco Polo-Viani Scuola Secondaria 1°  Grado, 

   Viareggio, Lucca, Italy, and Istituto Suore Mantellate, Viareggio, Lucca,  


   direct via IZ5PVC

   Wed 12 Jan 2011 10:54 UTC

   Should be simulcast on 



3. Istituto Comprensivo Via Toscana 2 Civitavecchia, Roma,  Italy, 

   direct via IKØWGF 

   Sat 15 Jan 2011 09:02 UTC  

   Should be simulcast on http://www.livestream.com/AMSAT_Italia  



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


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN
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