[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Istituto di Istruzione Superiore "Leonardo Da Vinci", Lanusei, Italy

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Wed Nov 1 18:24:57 UTC 2017

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Istituto di Istruzione Superiore "Leonardo Da Vinci", Lanusei, Italy on 04 Nov. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:12 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and IS0BWM. The contact should be audible over Italy and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in Italian.



Istituto di Istruzione Superiore "Leonardo Da Vinci"

It is a general secondary school for students from 14 to 19 years old (a five years' curriculum), where general education is integrated in four specialised courses: scientific (with strong emphasis given to Maths, Physics and Science), linguistic (where they learn three second languages and literatures), human sciences (with Anthropology, Psychology and other Pedagogy), classical (where they are taught Old Greek and Latin). 


The school serves Lanusei and all the villages around with 600ca students attending its courses.

Apart from classrooms all equipped with interactive multimedia boards, in the school there are ICT labs, chemistry labs, physics labs, language labs and gyms.


What makes our school even more unique within the territory is the presence of a 'planetarium' used to enhance students analysis and study of astronomical phenomena, which is open to external visitors as well.


Our school is located in Lanusei-Ogliastra, an area in the central east part of Sardinia (Italy). The little town has only around 5,500 inhabitants, but has played a key role in the social, cultural and political history of Ogliastra, the subregion it is a co-capital of together with Tortolì.


The school has taken part in several projects/activities along the years concerning different educational fields. There are specific subject-oriented ones such as Maths Olympics, language certification preparation courses, Latin national contests, or  others focused on European citizenship (Comenius - multilateral projects). 

The school tries to stimulate students' education also being partner of associations such as AFS-Intercultura, local health service), public institutions (Sardinian Region, Province) and professional communities. All these activities have largely contributed to the development in our students of a better attitude towards the others and our community in general, while also improving their general knowledge and competence.



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


1.  quali sensazioni si provano durante la fase di lancio?

2.  come descriverebbe in tre parole la sua esperienza nello spazio?

3.  come è stata la sua prima missione nello spazio?

4.  qual è la principale differenza in ambito tecnologico tra la sua attuale 

    missione e quella del 2007?

5.  quando dorme, i suoi sogni sono legati alla Terra o allo spazio?

6.  quale è stata la parte più impegnativa dell'ultimo addestramento?

7.  dopo la Luna, la Missione Marte come se la immagina?

8.  ha mai avuto paura guardando lo spazio buio che la circonda?

9.  dato la Sua esperienza di volo, meglio lo Shuttle o la Soyuz?

10.  con quale frequenza avete contatti con la vostra famiglia?

11.  tra gli esperimenti che state facendo, quali stanno dando i migliori 


12.  alla fine di una giornata di lavoro qual è la prima cosa che desidera 


13.  è possibile importare dallo spazio batteri che potrebbero diventare 

     virali sulla Terra?

14.  sappiamo che al rientro dovete seguire un programma di riabilitazione, 

     di cosa si tratta?

15.  se degli asteroidi minacciassero la Terra, voi potreste fare qualcosa?

16.  al rientro dallo spazio quali sono le sensazioni fisiche ed emotive?

17.  nella routine quotidiana sulla Terra ha mantenuto qualche abitudine 

     acquisita sulla ISS?

18.  come è cambiata la sua visione dell'universo da quando l'ha visto dallo 


19.  come vive l'internazionalità dei colleghi? Il suo orgoglio di essere 

     italiano è cresciuto?

20.  cosa pensa nel sapere di essere ciò che molti bambini sognano di 


21.  come ci si sente ad essere nella ristretta cerchia di persone che hanno 

     provato a vivere in assenza di gravità?





1.  what feelings are felt during the launch phase?

2.  How would describe his experience in space in three words?

3.  How was your first mission in space?

4.  what is the main technological difference between its current mission and 

    that of 2007?

5.  when you sleep, your dreams are related to the Earth or space?

6.  which was the most demanding part of the last training?

7.  after the Moon, how do you imagine the Mars Mission will be?

8.  Were you ever afraid to look at the dark space around you?

9.  given your flying experience, which is better the Shuttle or the Soyuz?

10.  how often do you have contact with your family?

11.  among the experiments you are doing, which are giving you the best 


12.  at the end of your busy day what's the first thing you want to do?

13.  can you import from the space bacteria something that could become viral 

     on Earth?

14.  we know that when you come back you have to follow a rehabilitation 

     program, what is it like?

15.  if asteroids threatened the Earth, could preventative action be taken?

16.  when returning from space, what are the physical and emotional feelings 

     you experience?

17.  in the daily routine on Earth, do you still retain some habits acquired 

     on the ISS?

18.  has your vision of the universe changed since he saw it from space?

19.  how does the internationality of colleagues work? Has your pride of 

     being Italian grown?

20.  what do you think about being what many children dream of becoming?

21.  How does it feel to be in the restricted circle of people who have tried 

     to live in the absence of gravity?





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Next planned event(s):


1. South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, West Palm Beach, FL, 

direct via WS4FSC

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

The scheduled astronaut is Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA

Contact is a go for: Mon 2017-11-06 16:17 UTC



 2. Liceo Statale "Ilaria Alpi", Rutigliano, Italy, I.I.S.S. "T.Fiore-C.Sylos", Terlizzi, Italy, and Liceo Scientifico "Valdemaro Vecchi", Trani, Italy telebridge via VK4KHZ 

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS 

The scheduled astronaut is Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA 

Contact is a go for 2017-11-11 11:16 UTC

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About ARISS: 

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or informal education venues.  With the help of experienced amateur radio volunteers, ISS crews speak directly with large audiences in a variety of public forums.  Before and during these radio contacts, students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. 


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN



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