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Upcoming ARISS contact with SIP Cossar / Da Vinci, Gorizia,Italy, and Elena Guerra Middle School, Rome, Italy

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at SIP Cossar / Da Vinci, Gorizia, Italy, and Elena Guerra Middle School, Rome, Italy on 19 March. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:38 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between IR0ISS and IW3QKU/IK0USO. 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.



"Leonardo da Vinci" Technical Institute includes also the Cossar institute for commerce. This school is located in Gorizia, North East of Italy, between the hills of Carso territory. The school has been built in 1920 and it gives to the students workshops and electronic labs to work with. There are almost 450 students. For this contact the students have to design a receiver in 2 meter band.


"Elena Guerra" School started in 1950 and is run by "Suore Oblate dello Spirito Santo" (Holy Spirit Nuns). It is a private School, formed by Nursery, Primary and Middle School; It is our educational policy to have few classes because it is fundamental for us to guide them not only from a didactic point of view but mainly for their growth as future valuable human beings.



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



1.  How technology can you use for communicates frequently with his family?

2.  In an interview you said that you had brought a book on the ISS. Which he 

    chose and why?

3.  Why all the astronauts before the flight planting a poplar tree in the 

    park at Baikonur?

4.  You said that since childhood he wanted to become an astronaut. What 

    difficulties did you encounter?

5.  What kind of training needed to do and what was the most challenging for 

    this mission?

6.  What requirements must have for the role and functions of Mission 


7.  How trying to keep fit?

8.  How behave its plants in the absence of gravity?

9.  How does the biological clock of plants to 28,000 km/h?

10. Over 15,000 people are following your mission on Twitter and YouTube. How 

    sense you have with so many fans?

11. How did you come up with the idea of "photo-guessing" and what was the 


12. You wrote: "To fly oh oh, to sing oh oh oh, chase dreams together". What 

    are your dreams for the future?

13. In 1969, Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. what's next conquest in 


14. Can you get sick in space?

15. What happens to the waste on the space station?

16. What looks the Earth from the ISS?

17. Do you have ever observed an unidentified flying object?

18. How sleep an astronaut?

19. How does your typical day and how occupies his free time on the ISS?

20. What material is made space suit?

21. How long does it take to go into space?

22. How long is a day of work in space?

23. What kind of experiments is doing in space?

24. What is the structure of the space station?

25. What is your impression, at this time, while talking with us, knowing 

    that we divide the space?

26. Would you know us once back on Earth?


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


Next planned event(s):


Istituto Comprensivo di  Verano Brianza - Scuola Media,

Verano Brianza, I-20050, Italy, direct via  IZ2TBX

Wed 23 Mar 2011 12:15 UTC 


Pine Tree High School, Longview, Texas, direct via WE5PT  

Fri 25 Mar 2011 19:18 UTC   


Istituto Comprensivo "G.Manzi", Civitavecchia, Roma, Italy,  and

Istituzione Scolalstica "Saint-Roch", Aosta, I-11100, Italy direct via  


Sat 26 Mar 2011 08:53 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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