ARISS News Release No.22-28
Dave Jordan, AA4KN
ARISSContact is Scheduled with Students at
Scuola Secondaria di I Grado G. Leopardi,Macherio, Monza e Brianza, Lombardia, Italy
May10, 2022—Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has receivedschedule confirmation for an ARISS radio contact between astronauts aboard theInternational Space Station (ISS) and students at the Secondary School of IGrade G. Leopardi, in Macherio, Monza and Brianza provence, Lombardy region,Italy. ARISS conducts 60-80 of thesespecial amateur radio contacts each year between students around the globe andcrew members with ham radio licenses aboard the ISS.
The G. Leopardi secondary school is part of the ComprehensiveInstitute, called "G. Rodari ", which was established in the2000/2001 school year and takes its name from the Primary school located in theBareggia hamlet. Throughout the past year, the school involved about 240 middleand elementary grade students (ages 10-14 years) in preparation for this ARISS contact.Students were engaged in various STEM courses designed to enhance their knowledgeof space exploration, technologies and satellite communications. Studentslearned about various aspects of space exploration in a wide range of coursesin the fields of; literature, history, physical education, music, and culturalstudies. The school also organized various lectures, seminars and conferences forthe students and the public on topics presented by experts in the fields of:astrophysics, archaeology, space medicine, electrical engineering,environmental science, music, literature, and amateur radio. Members of the Association of Amateur RadioItaly (ARI Erba) will be supporting the radio contact.
This will be a telebridge Contact via Amateur Radio allowing students to ask theirquestions of Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, amateur radio call sign IZØUDF.Local Covid-19 protocols are adhered to as applicable for each ARISS contact.The downlink frequency for this contact is 145.800 MHZ and may be heard bylisteners that are within the ISS-footprint that also encompasses thetelebridge station.
The ARISS amateur radio ground station(telebridge station) for this contact is in Greenbelt, Maryland, U.S. Theamateur radio volunteer team at the ground station will use the callsign K6DUE,to establish and maintain the ISS connection.
TheARISS radio contact is scheduled for May 12, 2022 at 10:19 am CEST (Macherio), (8:19UTC, 4:19 am EDT, 3:19 am CDT, 2:19 am MDT, 1:19am PDT).
Thepublic is invited to watch the live stream at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duoy5ArXFFw
Astime allows, students will ask these questions:
1.Hai mai pensato di intraprendere una professione diversa da quella diastronauta?
2.Per quali motivi consiglieresti i tuoi studi e la tua carriera a noigiovanissimi?
3.I tuoi successi sono noti a tutti, ma anche tu avrai avuto momenti disconforto. Come li hai superati e che consigli daresti ai ragazzi della miaeta'?
4.Quale e' la competenza piu' utile nello spazio?
5.Quanti anni di allenamento servono per andare nello spazio?
6.Quale è il sacrificio piu' grande che hai dovuto affrontare per arrivare dovesei ora?
7.Come è cambiato il tuo rapporto con familiari e amici dall'inizio della tuacarriera di astronauta?
8.Quanto dura la riabilitazione dopo l’atterraggio?
9.Le fiamme di accendini o fiammiferi puntano in alto come sulla Terra o in altredirezioni?
10.E' vero che nello spazio i sapori diventano insipidi?
11.Che sensazione si prova a stare nello spazio?
12.Perche' nello spazio il corpo subisce un invecchiamento accelerato, mareversibile, una volta tornati sulla Terra?
13.Riuscite ad osservare i pianeti del Sistema Solare dalla ISS?
14.E' vero che sulla stazione spaziale si coltivano alcuni tipi di vegetali? Comefate?
15.Tra gli esperimenti con conduci a bordo della ISS, quali avranno effettisignificativi per la vita sulla Terra?
16.Secondo te in futuro si potra' vivere anche su altri pianeti?
17.Quale e' la temperatura all’interno dei moduli spaziali? E all’esterno?
18.Quali ricerche state svolgendo con questa missione?
19.Hi mai montato di persona attrezzature esterne alla stazione? Se si, quanto e'stato difficile?
20.Quale e' il tuo incarico principale all'interno della missione Minerva?
1.Have you ever thought about taking up a profession other than that of anastronaut?
2.For what reasons would you recommend your studies and your career to us veryyoung?
3.Everyone knows your successes, but you too will have had moments of despair.How did you overcome them and what advice would you give to kids?
4.What is the most useful skill in space?
5.How many years of training does it take to go into space?
6.What is the biggest sacrifice you have had to make to get to where you are now?
7.How has your relationship with family and friends changed since the beginningof your astronaut career?
8.How long does rehabilitation take after landing?
9.Do the flames of lighters or matches point as high as on Earth or in otherdirections?
10.Is it true that flavors become insipid in space?
11.How does it feel to be in space?
12.Why does the body in space undergo accelerated but reversible aging once backon Earth?
13.Can you observe the planets of the Solar System from the ISS?
14.Is it true that some types of vegetables are grown on the space station? How doyou do it?
15.Among the experiments with Conduci aboard the ISS, which ones will havesignificant effects for life on Earth?
16.Do you think it will be possible to live on other planets in the future?
17.What is the temperature inside the space modules? And outside?
18.What research are you doing with this mission?
19.Have you ever assembled equipment outside the station yourself? If so, howdifficult was it?
20.What is your main assignment within the Minerva mission?
Amateur Radio on the InternationalSpace Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radiosocieties and the space agencies that support the International Space Station(ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur SatelliteCorporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the ISS NationalLab-Space Station Explorers, Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) andNASA’s Space communications and Navigation program. The primary goal of ARISSis to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, the arts, andmathematics topics. ARISS does this by organizing scheduled contacts viaamateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students. Before andduring these radio contacts, students, educators, parents, and communities takepart in hands-on learning activities tied to space, space technologies, andamateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org.
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