[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Scuola Media Statale "G. Marconi", Soleto, Lecce, Italy

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Fri Nov 20 19:10:11 UTC 2015

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Scuola Media Statale "G. Marconi", Soleto, Lecce, Italy

on 23 Nov. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:21 UTC. It is recommended that you start listening approximately 10 minutes before this time. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and VK4KHZ. The contact should be audible over portions of Australia 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.



Scuola Media Statale "G. Marconi":

The Soleto state institute includes preschool, primary school and 1st grade secondary school in the Cities of Soleto, Zollino, and Sternatia. A total of 811 students are attending in these three locations. There are 10 sections of preschool, 20 of primary school and 12 of secondary school 1st grade



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


1. How long do people train to become an astronaut?

2. At first, were you afraid of living on the space station?

3. Do astronauts get cabin fever while they're in orbit?

4. What are the objectives of your mission?

5. Why don't they place the moles on the comets surface?

6. About the veggie experiment, how many days does it take to grow salad and 

   what's its taste?

7. Is it true that clothes become garbage when used?

8. What time zone is used on the ISS?

9. How do they dispose of the rubbish?

10. Which is the best moment on a space day?

11. Is there space junk?

12. Do you like living with other six people?

13. Do you sleep in a sleeping bag or in a bed?

14. Have you got any problems on the ISS?

15. Do you bring a supply of additional food from earth?

16. What's your favorite planet?

17. How do you communicate with earth?

18. What are you doing on the station at the moment?

19. How do you wash your hair?

20. When did you start to enjoy astronomy?

21. In the USA a pensioner, the famous astronaut John Glenn, went into space 

    at the age of 69. wasn't he too old?

22. Which is the first place you want to see when you return home?

23. How expensive is going in space?

24. How has this experience changed your life?





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Next planned event(s):



   1. Dragonskolan, Umeå, Sweden,  telebridge via VE4ISS

      The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

      The scheduled astronaut is Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS 

      Contact is a go for: Wed, Nov. 25, 2015 09:44 UTC



ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the volunteer support and leadership from AMSAT and IARU societies around the world with the ISS space agencies partners: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA.


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 visit the ARISS website at ariss.org.


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN


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