June 5, 2010




The Technical Industrial State Institute (ITIS) was established on 1st October 1959, in Gallarate, as a textile course with its head office in Giovane Italia square. In 1961 the School opened the Telecommunications specialization. Later, in 1964, the Industrial Electronics specialization and in 1969-70 the Electrotechnics specialization were added. In 1999 the Aeronautics Constructions course started and in 2004 also Industrial Computer Science. The school is attended by 1000 students aged 14-19.


For teaching activities there are 16 laboratories, a library, a main hall, two gyms and outdoor sports facilities.


The school harbours the amateur ARI Radio Club IQ2GM. The school's callsign is I2JRY.


An ARISS radio contact is planned Monday 7 June 2010 at 09:40 UTC, which is 11.40 CEST.


This direct radio contact will be operated by I2JRY. Downlink signals will be audible in Europe on 145.800MHz FM.


The space talk will be webcast live on http://www.livestream.com/isscontact/


Students will ask as many of following questions as time allows:


1. Mishell:  How does the Earth appear from Space? 

2. Candida: Have you been scared when you went into Space for the first time?

3. Erika: How long have you been in Space?

4. Kazal: Do you miss your family?

5. Carola: What do you usually eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner?

6. Chiara: Is it difficult to get used to gravity after the return to the Earth?

7. Mirko: What exactly is your role in the crew?

8. Davide: Is it fun to live without gravity?

9. Daniele: How many hours per day do you sleep onboard the ISS?

10. Giorgio: How many hours per day do you work?

11. Sing: How do you have a wash? Can you take a shower?

12. Oscar: How long does it take to go into orbit from Earth?

13. Matteo: How long does it take to build a new Space Shuttle?

14. Julia: What happens if you fall sick? Could a doctor from Earth go up to the ISS?

15. Mishell: How long does a mission last?

16. Candida: How long have you studied for doing this job?

18. Kazal: How do you communicate with your family?

19. Davide. What is your typical daily routine?

20. Giorgio: When you were a child, did you wish for becoming an astronaut?

21. Singh: What is the most beautiful thing in Space?

21. Oscar: Is it difficult to become an astronaut?

23. Julia: What kind of problems do you usually have on board the ISS?


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

ARISS Chairman