[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Institute of Research and Education, Bisceglie, Italy

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sun Oct 3 20:59:36 PDT 2010

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at I.R.S.E.A. - Institute of Research and Education, Bisceglie, Italy on 5 October. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:28 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and K6DUE. The contact should be audible over the eastern U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.


The I.R.S.E.A. - Institute of Research and Education non profit - whose registered office is in Bisceglie 29/D Oslo Road - works in the Northern area of Bari and Foggia. It aims at a link, throughout synergic cooperation, between the world of University Research and the working experiences of trade unions, company organizations and liberal professions to be a concrete reference to the fields of education, development and innovating research. I.R.S.E.A. worked in regional and interregional area, in the following business departments: agricultural food; tourism; environment; company finance; trade; public administration; small and average enterprises, and in different areas, as: Education for job - through educational activities to support manager and the business universe; to job - through educational activities to help young people, post-graduate and qualified looking for a job; vocational giudance - through support activities to choose one's studies; Studies and researches about local social and economic situations, with particular reference to small and average enterprises; European Economic Community projects; Community funds for small and average enterprises



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


1.  In what distance from the Shuttle launch site can spectators    

    still smell the rocket fumes?

2.  How do you communicate with your family? Do you have     

    internet access on board?

3.  If you look outside the window in what colours does the 

    Universe appear?

4.  What kind of experiments do you carry out on board the ISS?

5.  Can you observe Jupiter's satellites from the ISS?

6.  What kind of preparations do astronauts accomplish before 


7.  How will space technology progress in the course of time?

8.  Does zero gravity have any influence on the taste of the 


9.  What do you do in your spare time?

10. Does microgravity have any influence on the perception of 


11. What kind of diseases can you catch on board the ISS?

12. How do you handle the body care?

13. Does the sensation of wet and dry feel like on Earth?

14. Why do astronauts lose weight in weightlessness?

15. What are the major impacts of zero gravity on the human 


16. Are there any smells in Space?

17. Would there be any danger for you if a meteorite hit the 


18. Do you enjoy having meals in zero gravity?

19. What are the tasks of Italian astronauts on board the ISS?

20. Do you cultivate plants 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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