ARISS CONTACT FOR ESA ASTRONAUT PAOLO
NESPOLI, IZ0JPA AND
Thursday, 10 February, 2011 at 08:31
UTC, i.e. local time, Middle School “Enrico Fermii” in Villasanta, Monza
ARISS mentor Francesco De Paolis, IK0WGF proposed to Mr. Luca Montani, coordinator for this ARISS event a telebridge contact. The questions were read by the students at the school in Villasanta where an audience of more than 100 students, teachers, visitors and media assisted to the contact.
At 08:31 UTC contact with NA1SS was established by station VK5ZAI. Astronaut Paolo NESPOLI answered 19 questions and exchanged greetings before closing the contact.
The signal from the ISS was loud and clear all the time.
Regional and local media and newspapers covered the event.
Streaming video counted more than 80 connections on:
ARISS contact was announced by web story on ESA Portal - National News:
Congratulations to “Fermi” team!
Francesco De Paolis, IK0WGF