SECOND DOUBLE ITALIAN SCHOOL CONTACT SUCCESSFUL
On Wednesday October 31th 2007 at 07:33 UTC, i.e. 08:33 local time, the high school Galileo Galilei, located in Civitavecchia, near Rome and the ITI - LST Mottura of Caltanisetta (Sicilia), established a radio contact with ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA, onboard the International Space Station.
Galilei is a high school with a scientific focus in Civitavecchia. The school counts 650 students 14 to 19
years old. The main subjects are maths, physics, natural sciences, Italian,
English, history and philosophy. Our school is located in
- LST Mottura in Caltanisetta
is the oldest mining school in
Loru, IØLYO was the contact coordinator for this ISS
contact in Civitavecchia. Michele Mallardi,
IK7EVR was the contact coordinator for this ISS contact in Caltanisetta.
The operator of the contact was ARISS mentor Francesco De Paolis,
IK0WGF. The questions were read by the students. The audience in the shack room
was about 200 persons in
The audio was forwarded to EchoLink and IRLP by SkyPE. Thanks to Dieter Schliemann, KX4Y who fed the signals of the ARISS contact into EchoLink.
Educational and ASI representatives participated to the event in
At , contact with IZ0JPA was established and Paolo Nespoli answered 10 questions. The signal and the audio from the ISS were excellent.
Many TV stations, radio stations and newspapers covered the event.
Congratulations to the ARISS team in
Francesco De Paolis, IKØWGF, ARISS mentor