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Upcoming ARISS contact with Primary School "Dante Alighieri" De Neuquen, Neuquen - Patagonia, Argentina

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Primary School "Dante Alighieri" De Neuquen, Neuquen -  Patagonia, Argentina on 18 April. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:25 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and LU8YY. The contact should be audible over Argentina and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in Italian.



"Dante_Alighieri" School in Neuquén, Patagonia is teaches courses in Italian Language and Culture in the Levels of Children, Teens and Adults, with different features, tailored to the needs required by the students. "Dante Alighieri" School is incorporated into the formal education system of Neuquén, in addition to the Initial Level and Primary level, students also receive the benefits of music education, physical education, and Italian language as first foreign language. The "Dante Alighieri" school in Neuquén is officially recognized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy and the Dante Alighieri Society, Italy.



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


1.  Hello. How are you? Don't you have nostalgia for the Earth?

2.  Do you like what you eat and drink in space?

3.  How do you do to maintain personal hygiene?

4.  Can you see natural disasters as has happened in Japan?

5.  Have tackled an emergency situation?

6.  From space can you see the reduction of the ozone layer?

7.  What happens if during a spacewalk, the astronaut is detached from the 


8.  Why haven´t you tried to get back to the Moon?

9.  The lack of gravity causes problems to your body?

10. From Earth, how can we find the ISS in the dark?

11. In the spaceship. are up and down?

12. Can you see the continents? and Italy and Argentina?

13. What kind of studies or researches are conducted at this time?

14. Are there external dangers to the spaceship?

15. By chance, have you met an alien?

16. Is it true that when an astronaut return to Earth his height increases?

17. How can you drive the ISS?

18. In the space is hot or cold?

19. Can you see the dark side of the Moon?

20. What do you do for fun?

21. How do you sleep?

22. From the ISS, can you see the sun?

23. How do you fill the tank?

24. How do you drink water?

25. Who are your partners?



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


Next planned event(s):


1.   Istituto Comprensivo Dedalo 2000 - Scuola  secondaria di Cingia de' 

     Botti (CR), Solarolo Rainerio, Italy, telebridge via  W6SRJ

     Sat, 23 Apr 2011, 09:13 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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