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Upcoming ARISS contact with Primary "Alessandro Cialdi", Civitavecchia, Roma, Italy

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Primary "Alessandro Cialdi", Civitavecchia, Roma, Italy on Jan 29. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:31 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds.

The contact will be direct between IR0ISS and IK0WGF. The contact should be audible over Italy. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in Italian.



Primary school "Alessandro Cialdi" makes part of 2nd Learning District of Civitavecchia, is attended about 300 pupils aged 6 -11.The school was build in 1926 and named "Alessandro Cialdi", a Civitavecchia renowned citizen who lived from 1807 to 1882 and he was famous as Papal Navy commander, Head of the prestigious "Accademia dei Lincei".

Besides curricular subjects (italian, maths, science, english, etc.) our pupils take part in specific projects, for the duration of one year, for instance the "Comenius" project called " Save the Planet", in cooperation with seven european schools.


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


1.  Why your mission is named magisstra?

2.  What is the aim of the mission?

3.  What is your role on the ISS?

4.  Why did you chose to the astronaut?

5.  Are you happy to be an astronaut and fulfill this mission?

6.  How it feels to live in zero gravity?

7.  Were you excited at the time of launch?

8.  Have you ever been out of the ISS?

9.  How do you keep in training?

10. What do you do if break a part of the ISS?

11. In each spacecraft carries out his work or all do the same job?

12. What you saw and experienced on the ISS was as you had imagined?

13. What you see from the ISS so that fascinates you would like more time to  

    stay on board?

14. Would you like your family could see the wonders that you see from the 


15. How many and what personal effects you bring with you on the ISS?

16. Operate electronic objects in space?

17. It is true that you learn to do even small surgical operations?

18. In such a small area you are always in harmony among yourselves?

19. How to wash your clothes?

20. Do you think there are other forms of life on other planets besides 




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


Next planned event(s):



1. Arsaniq School, Kangiqsujuaq, Waken Bay, Quebec, Canada, telebridge via 

   LU8YY, Mon, 31 Jan 2011 19:26 UTC 


2. Collège Joseph Chassigneux, VINAY, France, direct via  F6KJJ

   Tue 01 Feb 2011 07:02 UTC 


3. Buehl-Realschule Dornstadt, Dornstadt, Germany, direct via DN1WOL/DL1WOL

   Wed, 02 Feb 2011 07:32 UTC 


4. Adobe Bluffs Elementary School, San Diego, CA, direct via  KJ6KDZ

   Thu, 03 Feb 2011, 17:12 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 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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