[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Scuola Secondaria di Primo Grado "Benedetto Croce", Civate, Italy

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Tue Jan 12 02:33:04 UTC 2016

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Scuola Secondaria di Primo Grado "Benedetto Croce", Civate, Italy on 13 Jan. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:35 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 VK5ZAI. The contact should be audible over 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 Secondaria di Primo Grado "Benedetto Croce":

Primary and Secondary school located in Civate, a small town not far from the bigger city of Lecco. Beautifully surrounded by lakes and mountains, the school participated in a articulated STEM educational project including a visit to the local Lecco's planetarium where almost every year they use to host an astronaut, including former NASA's Mike Fincke and Sandra Magnus.



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


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

2. How did you feel the first time with no gravity?

3. At first were you afraid of living on the ISS?

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

5. Do you like living with other five people?

6. Do you have any hobbies on the ISS?

7. What are the objectives of your mission?

8. When did you start to enjoy astronomy? Why?

9. Have you got any problems on the ISS?

10. Is it better to live on the earth or in space?

11. Which experiment do you prefer on the ISS?

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

13. What's your favourite planet?

14. Would you like to stay longer in space?

15. What time zone is used on the ISS?

16. How has this experience changed your life?

17. Sometimes, would you like to return soon to Earth?

18. What did you think when you were chosen for this mission?

19. What are you missing more of the earth life?

20. Do you believe in aliens, in extra-terrestrial life?







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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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