[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with ISIS Andrea Ponti, Gallarate, Varese, Italy

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sat Jun 5 20:27:38 PDT 2010

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at ISIS Andrea Ponti, Gallarate, Varese, Italy on 07 June. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:40 UTC.

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


The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and I2JRY. 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 Technical Industrial State Institute (ITIS) was established on 1st October 1959, in Gallarate, as a textile course with its head office in Giovane Italia square. From 1961, the School opens the Telecommunication specialization. Later, in 1964, the Industrial Electronics specialization and in 1969-70 the Electrotechnics specialization are added. In 1999 the Aeronautics Constructions course starts and in 2004 even the Industrial Computer Science. The school is attended by 1000 students aged 14-19.
For teaching activities there are 16 laboratories, a library, a main hall, two gyms and outdoor sports facilities.
Inside the school the amateur ARI Radio Club IQ2GM. The school is also owner of the callsign I2JRY.


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


1.  How does the Earth appear from Space? 
2.  Have you been scared when you went into Space for the first time? 
3.  How long have you been in Space? 
4.  Do you miss your family? 
5.  What do you usually eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner? 
6.  Is it difficult to get used to gravity after the return to the Earth?
7.  What exactly is your role in the crew? 
8.  Is it fun to live without gravity? 
9.  How many hours per day do you sleep onboard the ISS? 
10. How many hours per day do you work? 
11. How do you have a wash? Can you take a shower? 
12. How long does it take to go into orbit from Earth? 
13. How long does it take to build a new Space Shuttle? 
14. What happens if you fall sick? Could a doctor from Earth go up to the 

15. How long does a mission last? 
16. How long have you studied for doing this job? 
18. How do you communicate with your family? 
19. What is your typical daily routine? 
20. When you were a child, did you wish for becoming an astronaut? 
21. What is the most beautiful thing in Space? 
21. Is it difficult to become an astronaut? 
23. What kind of problems do you usually have on board 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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