An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Liceo scientifico Giacinto De Sivo - Fondazione Villaggio dei Ragazzi, Maddaloni, Italy on 20 Nov. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:31 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between OR4ISS and IK1SLD. The contact should be audible over Italy and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.
The high school, Liceo scientifico "Giacinto De Sivo" of the "Fondazione "Villaggio dei ragazzi" of Maddaloni has been always committed, since its birth, to spreading out the scientific knowledge, particularly focusing on the main scientific aspects. Its main goal is to promote new teaching strategies able to put the students in a dynamic perspective. The arid knowledge, based only on handbooks, must necessarily be abandoned, to advantage an approach based on the research and on the critical discussion of the learning. The "Liceo scientifico" is a part of the "Villaggio dei Ragazzi" foundation, that is composed by 6 different fields of study: Technical, Aeronautics, Musical, Linguistic, Transports and Logistics and Scientific High Schools. All the 1500 students of the Foundation will be involved in the project promoted by the Scientific Lyceum as simple auditors, while our students will be active participants.
Age Students 14-18.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. What view from space made the biggest impression on you and why?
2. When and why did you decide to become an astronaut?
3. If space were an opportunity to build a new world, how would you make it
and is there anyone you love you would take with you?
4. What type of training did you do for this mission?
5. Do you believe that in the future someone will live into empty space?
6. Do you do a special diet?
7. How is it to see the dawn and the sunset from the space?
8. How long did it take to go into the space?
9. The space is a special place: is it how have you imagined it?
10. When are you coming back?
11. What can you see out of the porthole?
12. What is the shuttle speed at the moment?
13. How do you feel without gravity?
14. What's the aim of your mission?
15. What is the Italian contribution in this space mission or, more
generally, in space missions?
16. What's your typical day?
Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact.
Next planned event(s):
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 on-board 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. Further information on the ARISS program is available on the website http://www.ariss.org/ (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of Canada).
Thank you & 73,
David - AA4KN