An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Istituto Comprensivo di Govone, Scuola Secondaria di primo grado "Nino Costa" di Priocca, Istituto Comprensivo di Diano d'Alba, Priocca, Italy on 08 Nov. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:04 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct 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 two Junior High schools "Nino Costa" of Priocca and "T.L. Dalmasso" of Govone are integral part of the Comprehensive School of Govone in the province of Cuneo. The municipal territories of the Comprehensive School of Govone are situated on the left bank of the river Tanaro; this districit, which is a hil country, is called "Roero" and it's famous for its fine wines. The inhabitants live mostly in the plein where the schools can also be found while on the top of the hill there is the old town centre where is the towmhall. The students came from the small towns of Govone, Priocca, Magliano Alfieri, Castellinaldo, San Damiano. The school is attended by about 300 pupils, aged between 3 and 13 years.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. How did you train for the space mission?
2. When did you decide to become an astronaut and what schools did you
attend in order to do that?
3. How do you feel before leaving for a space mission?
4. How do you communicate with your family? Do you miss them?
5. What kind of experiments are you doing onboard the ISS now?
6. What are your emotions when you are in space and whats the Earth like
seen from above?
7. What's your daily routine in the space? Is there a difference between
night and day?
8. How do you supply yourselves with water?
9. Did you have the opportunity to land and wander outside your ISS?
10. Is getting along with one another easy or difficult onboard the ISS?
11. What's the temperature like onboard your ISS?
12. What do you usually do in case of damage or a breakdown or if an
astronaut gets sick?
13. Can plants grow onboard your ISS?
14. Are you scared when you are onboard?
15. Which problems are connected with the absence of gravity?
16. What material is your space suit made of?
17. What's the first thing you're going to do when you come back on Earth?
18. What do you usually eat onboard?
19. How do you keep fit?
20. How do you dispose of waste and rubbish onboard your ISS?
Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact.
Next planned event(s):
1. 1 Circolo Didattico G.Marconi, Casamassima, Italy, direct via IZ7RTN
Fri, 09Nov12 12:53 UTC
2. Gujarat Council Of Science City, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, telebridge
Wed, 14Nov12 10:02 UTC
3. Flagler Palm Coast Amateur Radio Club, Palm Coast, FL, direct via
W4FPC Fri, 16Nov12 18:06 UTC
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