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Upcoming ARISS contact with ICS "Marco D'oggiono", Oggiono, I-23848, Italy


An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at ICS "Marco D'oggiono", Oggiono, I-23848, Italy on 7 March. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:59 UTC.

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

The contact will be direct between IR0ISS and IZ2STR. 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 or English.


The Marco d'Oggiono school is located in the very centre of Oggiono, a small town of about 8,000 people near Lecco. The school is attended by 1140 students: 122 in the infant school, 630 in the elementary school, and 388 in the middle school.

The Middle School has a Science lab, a Music room, two Art rooms and two well-equipped computer rooms, one with an interactive board. There is a gym, a canteen, a students library and a teachers library. In the Middle School we have a team of 48 teachers. The subjects studied are the following: Italian, History, Geography, Maths, Science, ICT, Technology, Art, Music and the following foreign languages: English, French, German and Spanish.




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


1.  Being chosen for this mission has meant many sacrifices, with which 

    energy could you make this choice?

2.  How do you feel when you see our planet from afar?

3.  How was the journey to ISS?

4.  What kind of research do you do in space?

5.  After you graduated, what did you do to become an astronaut?

6.  What do you eat on ISS?

7.  What were your feelings when you saw the earth from ISS?

8.  If you look outside ISS, how do you feel?

9.  Do you miss the things and the people you left behind on earth?

10. How did you feel when you were told that you would be back in space?

11. How is your relationship with the other astronauts?

12. What is it like to be the first Italian man in orbit for so long?

13. Has your family supported your choice to go to ISS?

14. Are you afraid of your way back to the earth?

15. Which planets do you see from the ISS?

16. Is it difficult to be shut up in such a small space like the ISS and for 

    such a long time?

17. What drove you to go to space?

18. Is flying in space like sailing on the open sea?

19. What best memory will you bring back to the earth?

20. What were you feelings when the Soyuz took off?

21. Becoming an astronaut was your dream as a child or a later grown- up 


22. Have you some worry sometime?

23. Is it difficult to get used to zero gravity?

24. What does your family think about your job?

25. Which kind of problems do you have without gravity?

26. And you were alone on the space station?

27. If you have headache, can you take medicine?

28. How do you sleep on ISS?

29. Have you ever been outside ISS?



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


Next planned event(s):


    5. Schulhaus Dorf, Richterswil, Switzerland, direct via HB9IRM

       Mon 7 Mar.2011 14:34 UTC 


    6. Scuola Media Statale "Francesco d'Assisi", Modugno, Italy and Scuola 3 

       Circolo Didattico Don Lorenzo Milani, Modugno, Italy direct via IZ7RTN

       Sat 12 Mar.2011 10:22 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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