ARISS SCHOOL CONTACT PLANNED FOR CASALE MONFERATO IN
An International Space Station ARISS contact has been planned for astronaut
Nicole Stott KE5GJN with students at
The school offers a good standard education through several basic subjects of study that develop the studentís general knowledge. They also study English and French or Spanish as foreign languages.
A virtual travel in space, communicating with astronauts, is the final event of several school activities concerning Science, History, Geography, Maths, Information Technology and English. Also, it will help students to improve their communicative skills.
The contact will be a direct operated by ground
station IK1SLD †
Downlink signals will be audible over
The contact will be distributed on *AMSAT* and *JK1ZRW* EchoLink servers.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. LINDA: What do you feel when you are in space?
2. DANIELE: Is this your first time in space? If not, were you scared the first time?
4. MATTIA: What can you see from the ISS?
5. CARLO: Why did you decide to become an astronaut?
7. MATTIA: Have you got a clock in your spacecraft?
8. ELOISA: What do you usually do in your free time?
9. EMANUELE: Is the team spirit important for a successful space enterprise?
10. ROXHER: What kind of experiments are you carrying out on board the ISS?
11. EDOARDO: What do you learn from your space experience?
12. SERENA: Do you miss your family and friends?
13. MACARENA: What did you study to become an astronaut?
14. NICOLE: What do you feel before and during take-off?
15. ELENA: What and how often do you eat or drink on board?
16. CLARA: Can you sleep well in the spaceship?
17. GIANLUCA: Has anybody ever hurt himself in the spaceship?
18. MARCO: Whatís the life like without gravity?
19. LUCA: How do the stars appear outside the atmosphere?
20. ALESSIA: Do you need a particular type of clothes on board?
21. ANGELICA: How many hours a day do you work?
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 onboard 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.
Gaston Bertels, ON4WF