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Upcoming ARISS contact with Experiencing Learning "Imparare Sperimentando", San Quirino, Italy

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Experiencing Learning "Imparare Sperimentando", San Quirino,  Italy on 19 Feb. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:43 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and LU8YY. The contact should be audible over southern portions of South America. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in Italian.


"Impara Sperimentando" (Experiencing Learning) is an interactive exposure of physics experiments and science targeted observation of all aspects of natural phenomena, located in Pordenone, North-East Italy. The purposes of the exhibition are: share expertise and experience from research environments and schools; share skills and experiences of different schools; intervene in the daily teaching; carry out activities involving all visitors and especially students and schools; use new technologies in a meaningful way and the sensors on-line; enable the laboratory work; and finally, curiosity and provide scientifically correct information to every citizen. 


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


1.  Could you please tell me three adjectives to describe your mission?

2.  Could you tell me three main qualities, basic traits that an astronaut  

    has possess?

3.  An astronaut in flight feels to have a wider citizenship?

4.  How is organized daily time on the ISS?

5.  Are there any equipment or appliances in common use that do not work on 

    the ISS?

6.  How many missions can an astronaut carry out in his lifetime?

7.  What are the strangest sensations experienced in our body in zero  


8.  Can you see aurora borealis and the swarms of meteorites from the ISS?

9.  What should you do if the ISS goes out of orbit?

10. Are there been conducted experiments with the purpose of getting life 


11. Which important biology experiments were conducted on the ISS?

12. How can you distinguish between day and night and find the right time to 

    sleep when you are in orbit?

13. How does it feel to be in absence of gravity? Do you suffer from "space 


14. Archimedes' principle, communicating vessels are all phenomenon connected 

    to the force of gravity. This phenomenon work in the same way, different 

    or they don't work on ISS?

15. How does the fire behave in zero gravity?

16. Which diet has to follow an astronaut on ISS?

17. Where do you put the waste materials on the ISS?

18. As you can see the Via Lactea from ISS?

19. Which are the effects on the body to return to Earth?

20. What is the difference in meaning between "Cosmonaut" and "Astronaut"? 




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


Next planned event(s):


1.  Preston North East Primary School, Preston, Victoria,  Australia, 

    telebridge via W5RRR

    Tue, 22 Feb 2011 08:04 UTC 


2.  Nishibori Eizaburo Memorial Explorer Musium Radio Club,  Higashiomi, 

    Shiga, Japan, direct via TBD

    Tue 22 Feb 2011 09:12 UTC  


3.  Istituzione  Scolalstica "Saint-Roch", Aosta , I-11100, Italy, telebridge 

    via  LU8YY

    Contact is a go for STS-133 slip plan only: 

    Fri, 25 Feb 2011 09:36 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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