ESA REPORTS ON NESPOLI SCHOOL CONTACTS
The European Space Agency has posted two pages on their website, reporting the ARISS School Contacts of the Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA.
October Nespoli contacted the IIS Deambrosis-Natta
high school located in Sestri-Levante and the Faculty
of Engineering of the
31 October, Nespoli answered questions of students
from Galileo Galilei
One hour later, an audio-visual link was made by ESA between the Node 2, attached to the ISS, and the official Presidential residence at Palazzo del Quirinale. Here, Nespoli informed Italian President Giorgio Napolitano about his recent contact with the students while in space.
“This link with the young generation and the schools is really superb,” replied the Italian President. “I believe that the seeds you are planting will soon reap its benefits. It is necessary to give youngsters the hope, stimuli, and dreams that allow us to look, with faith, towards the future.”
Gaston Bertels, ON4WF