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Upcoming ARISS contact with Primary school "Pasquale Luisi", Castelluccio Valmaggiore, Foggia, Italy, and Secondaria Di 1 Grado "Virgilio", Castelluccio , Italy

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Primary school "Pasquale Luisi", Castelluccio Valmaggiore, Foggia, Italy, and Secondaria Di 1° Grado "Virgilio",  Castelluccio , Italy on 14 May. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:09 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between IR0ISS and IK0USO/7. 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.


Castelluccio Valmaggiore is a small mountain town that counts around thousand inhabitants close to province of Foggia in Italy. The primary school "Pasquale Luisi" is a detached center of school of Troia, Foggia with 5 classrooms and with around 90 pupils. The secondary school is a detached center of school "Virgilio" of Troia, Foggia with 3 classrooms and with a total number of 50 students aged 11 to 14. All the linked activities will be realized in the building of the "Pascale Luisi" primary school in Castelluccio, Foggia, Italia.


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


1.  What emotion do you feel when you see the earth from the space?

2.  How does your body react to the advance of gravity?

3.  What is your work space, what do you do?

4.  What made you want to be an astronaut?

5.  Is the space ship like living at home?

6.  Is there any recovery of the Japan tsunami?

7.  How do you work out the time?

8.  With today's studies, do you believe in future there will be many 

    question about the birth of galaxies?

9.  How many people are there in your team, and what nationalities are they?

10. One problem of the earth in that of global warming. From your point of 

    view what can you say about this?

11. How do you spend your day?

12. In the space which action are most challenging?

13. As a child you even dream of going into space or did you have another 


14. Was the astronaut mission difficult to prepare?

15. What do you like best about your job?

16. Among the phenomena studied including cosmic rays, why is it important to 

    study them?

17. You can see all the planets beyond the earth? and the moon?

18. How many times have you been an a mission?

19. I thing it's fun doing the upside down without gravity, do you do it?

20. What sports can you practice on ISS?


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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