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Upcoming ARISS contact with Scuola Secondaria I Grado "M.Maccioni" Nuoro, Italy

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Scuola Secondaria I Grado "M.Maccioni" Nuoro, Italy on 29 April. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:56 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between IR0ISS and IK1SLD. The contact should be audible over Italy 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.


The secondary school "M.A. Maccioni" located on the outskirts of the Nuoro, about 500 students attend it. The school has a big theatre, a gym,four media rooms and three classrooms with multimeal blackboards. Students and teachers  are quite interested in scientific and especially astronomy topics. In collaboration with the school The Astronomical Association of Nuoro in the event Spring Festival organized a day devoted to the study of the sun and its observation. In this context, it fits perfectly the School Contact for the pupils of the school who can improve the activities previously undertaken by the teachers and the members of the association for the study of astronomy and space conquest, improving the issue of space flights.



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



1.  How you see the Earth from space?

2.  The atmosphere inside the ISS is as on Earth? how do you create a 

    artificial atmosphere?

3.  Are there plants on ISS?

4.  On earth we dream going in space, what dream the astronauts?

5.  On ISS the time is the same that passes on earth?

6.  From the ISS you can see from the other planets?

7.  What is the purpose of the mission?

8.  What are your occupations during the day? Do you have any hobbies?

9.  Can occur critical situations on the ISS?

10. How do you go to the bathroom and take a shower?

11. The water that is used on ISS is recycled or comes from the earth?

12. Do you went out of the ISS?

13. How to solve the waste problem on the ISS?

14. What are the effects of lack of gravity on your body?

15. How you see the sun and the stars from ISS?

16. How do you regulate the night and day in space?

17. In your free time listening to music? if yes, like that?

18. What are the future space missions?

19. Are you available for a Mars mission?



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


Next planned event(s):




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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