ARISS contact planned for two schools in Italy


Saturday 14 May 2011 at 09:09 UTC, which is 11.09 CEST, an ARISS school contact is planned for Primary school “Pasquale Luisi”, Castelluccio Valmaggiore, Foggia and Secondaria Di 1° Grado “Virgilio”, Castelluccio ,Italy


Castelluccio Valmaggiore is a small mountain town that counts around thousand inhabitants close to the province of Foggia in Italy.  The primary school "Pasquale Luisi" with 5 classrooms and with about 90 pupils is a detachment of the school of Troia, Foggia. The secondary school is a detachment of the "Virgilio" school of Troia, Foggia with 3 classrooms and a total number of 50 students aged 11 to 14. The ARISS activities will be performed in the building of the "Pascale Luisi" primary school in Castelluccio, Foggia, Italy.


The direct radio contact will be conducted in Italian and operated by IKØUSO/7.


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


1. What emotion do you feel when you see the earth from the space?
2. How does your body react to the adence of gravity?
3. What is your work space, what do you do?
4. What made you want to be an astronaut?
5. Is the space ship like living at home?
6. Is there any recovery of the
Japan tsunami?
7. How do you work out the time?
8. With today’s studies, do you believe in future there will be many question about the birth of galaxies?
9. How many people are there in your team, and what nationalities are they?
10. One problem of the earth in that of global warming. From your point of view what can you say about this?
11. How do you spend your day?
12. In the space which action are most challenging?
13. As a child you even dream of going into space or did you have another dream?
14. Was the astronaut mission difficult to prepare?
15. What do you like best about your job?
16. Among the phenomena studied including cosmic rays, why is it important to study them?
17. You can see all the planets beyond the earth? and the moon?
18. How many times have you been an a mission?
19. I thing it's fun doing the upside down without gravity, do you do it?
20. What sports can you practice on ISS?

The event will probably be webcast in streaming video on:


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