Shuttle STS-120 & Esperia mission
From 23 October to 7 November 2007, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli flew as a Mission Specialist on Space Shuttle Discovery for the STS-120 flight to the International Space Station.
The Esperia mission was undertaken as an Italian Space Agency (ASI) flight opportunity, stemming from their agreement with NASA for the provision of 3 Multi-Purpose Logistics Modules.
During the Esperia mission, ESa astronaut Paolo Nespoli, IZØJPA performed 3 successful ARISS contacts with the following schools:
|Date/Time UTC||Direct/Telebridge||School Name||City||Country|
|2007-10-29 08:23||direct||IIS Deambrosis-Natta||Sestri Levante||Italy|
|2007-10-29 09:59||direct||Faculty of Engineering, University of L’Aquila||L’Aquila||Italy|
|2007-10-31 07:33||direct||Liceo Scientifico G.Galilei and : ITI-LST Mottura||Civitavecchia and Caltanisetta||Italy|