July 07, 2010
ARISS CONTACT WITH SUMMER CAMP ASTRONAUTI NELLA FORESTA, ITALY SUCCESSFUL
Friday, 2 July 2010 at 19:52 UTC, i.e. 21:52 local time, an ARISS contact took place with Summer Camp Astronauti nella Foresta, Fontespugna, Umbria, Italy. This was a telebridge contact by ARISS ground station ON4ISS, operated by Philippe Van houte, ON5PV.
US astronaut Doug Wheelock KF5BOC answered 8 questions, providing lots of interesting details.
Photos and an audio recording will be appended to this News Bulletin, archived at
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