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Upcoming ARISS contact with UniversitÓ degli Studi di Foggia, Foggia, Italy

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with Università degli Studi di Foggia, Foggia, Italy on 14 Sept. 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 a telebridge between OR4ISS 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 English.



The University of Foggia was founded by decree of the Ministry of University and Research on 5th August 1999. From its birth the university, at a training and research level, has presented a dynamic and innovative proposal. This model is characterized by teaching which is attentive to local needs, locally applicated research projects, internationalization, orientation, cultural events and promotion of university events. The six faculties (Agriculture, Economics, Law, Arts and Philosophy, Medicine and Surgery, Education) with their three-year degree courses, specialist degree courses, 12 departments, an Interdepartmental Research centre, numerous masters, research doctorates and specialization schools have contributed towards making the university a cultural centre which enables young people to acquire the professional training necessary for society and the working world. The scientific community of the University of Foggia is presently composed of: 173 researchers, 103 associate professors and 95 ordinary professors. The administrative personnel amounts to 376, while there are presently more than 11,000 students at the university.



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


1.  Is the life of an astronaut as a child would imagine?

2.  After the recent fall of the Soyuz cargo and the suspending of its 

    flights, are you worried about ISS supplies?

3.  What do you think about China's progress in space research and the launch 

    of the first Chinese Space Station?

4.  Two of the ten great scientific equipment for the Juno mission are 

    Italian. What do you think of Italian aerospace research?

5.  How do you take care of your body? Do you wear deodorant or perfume? And 

    what about the shave?

6.  What sensations did you feel at the sight of Hurricane Irene?

7.  Human beings are little "Microcosm". What does an astronaut think about 

    that when he comes back to the "Earth", after the opportunity to 

    correlate with the "cosmic infinity "?

8.  Layka was the first "astronaut no human" on board of Sputnik. There are 

    animals on board of the ISS and are they involved in some experiment?

9.  There are tools such as balances or pens, which need gravity to work. How 

    do you "weigh" or "take notes" on board of the ISS?

10. How can you avoid collisions with bodies drifting in the space?

11. Which experiments on the ISS could find more rapid implementation or make  

    significant innovation in everyday life?

12. When you look at the earth, do you look at its beauty or do you search  

    for signs of the presence of human race?

13. Do not eat fruits, vegetables and other fresh food for the entire period 

    of permanence in space involves some consequence?

14. Are on-board computer systems designed specifically for your needs or are 

    commercial systems such as those used by all of us?

15. Do you think the Thetered experiment, made some years ago, can be 

    replicated on the ISS?

16. On the ISS do you make studies and experiments about alternative energy?

17. The movies are full of fantasy. Do you think there is a possibility of 

    life in space?

18. Do you think our technology is ready to bring everybody to space?

19. Water is a precious commodity on earth and even more in space. What 

    criteria are adopted for its management on ISS?

20. What are temperatures outside the 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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