[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact at Istituto Comprensivo Camaiore - Camaiore, Italy

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Wed Jun 2 07:04:34 PDT 2010

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Istituto Comprensivo Camaiore - Scuola Secondaria 1°  Grado "M. Rosi", Camaiore, I- 55043, Italy on 5 June. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:21 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds.


The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and IZ5QCL. The contact should be audible over Italy and adjacent area. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.


The Comprehensive Institute "Camaiore 2" is located in Lido di Camaiore, a little Tuscan town on the beautiful Tyrrhenian coast of Versilia.

Lido di Camaiore is a very nice seaside resort which attracts a lot of Italian and foreign tourists every summer. It is not far from Torre del Lago, the home town of the great opera composer "Giacomo Puccini". The famous "Festival Pucciniano" takes place every year.

Music is an important subject at school. Many different performances, shows and musicals are played by the students. They are full of enthusiasm. Ages of the students: 6 to 10 years.


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


1.  Does hovering in the spaceship feel like being under water?
2.  What health effects can be caused by a long mission?
3.  What are the major differences between living in Space and living on  

4.  How would you describe your feelings about being away from Earth?
5.  What were your reasons for undertaking this adventure?
6.  What are the steps to become an astronaut and would you recommend this  

    job to young people?
7.  What do you like most about being an astronaut?
8.  Where does electrical energy come from onboard the ISS?
9.  Does your behaviour in Space differ from that on Earth?
10. Have you ever seen a Black Hole?
11. Have you ever seen a UFO?
12. What are the temperatures inside and outside the ISS?
13. Have you a special diet during the mission and what do you eat and drink 

    for breakfast, lunch and dinner?
14. How many hours a day do you work and how many hours do you sleep?
15. Do you have a sound sleep in Space and what do you dream?
16. What do you do in your spare time?
17. Have you ever been in a critical situation onboard the ISS?
18. Have you ever been scared during your mission?
19. Have you ever had doubts about you might not come back to Earth?
20. What would be the duration you can imagine to live in Space, away from 



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


Next planned event(s):


1. ISIS Andrea Ponti, Gallarate, Varese, Italy 
   Mon 7 June 2010  09:40 UTC 



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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