An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Istituto Comprensivo Statale “Diego Valeri”, Campolongo Maggiore, Italy and Istituto Comprensivo Ladispoli1, Ladispoli, Italy on 19 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:27 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between IR0ISS and ground stations IQ3RW in Campolongo Maggiore, Italy and IK0WGF in Ladispoli, Italy . 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 Italian.
Istituto Comprensivo Statale “Diego Valeri”:
The Institute is located in the province of Venice on the border with that of Padua. It is a municipality with a very large territory and is covered, scholastically, by a school for children, three plexuses of primary school and two middle schools.
The Institute boasts the best musical laboratory in Italy and almost all of the students are able, not only to engage in the study of a musical instrument and to read music but also to play in an orchestra.
The students involved are middle school pupils with ages between 12 and 14 years.
Istituto Comprensivo Ladispoli1:
The I.C.Ladispoli1 is one of the four Institutes including Ladispoli, a metropolitan city of capital Rome26 teachers work in the Infancy school; school time is 25 hours weekly for the reduced-time sections (8.05-13.05) and 40 hours per week for all the other sections in normal time (8.05-16.05).
83 teachers work in the Primary School; school time is 25 hours per week for the normal time sections (8.05-13.05) and 40 hours per week for all the others full-time sections (8.05-16.05).The Secondary Secondary School is still “young”, but growing: it is composed of the classes of classes A and B.
The project will affect the pupils of the first grade secondary school classes, first, second and third classes. The alumni are aged between 11 and 13 years.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. How do you eat healthily when you eat freeze dry food?
2. What kind of experiments did you do in the space laboratory during
these months? What are the results?
3. What is your daily routine like?
4. We have read news about an experiment of tissue regeneration in
tadpoles. How is it going so far?
5. What do you feel when you look at the space from the spaceship??
6. Are there experiments you are going to do with the other astronauts?
7. How do you do washing in the spaceship?
8. How did you feel when you went to space for the second time?
9. How many astronauts can a spaceship hold?
10. How long did your training last before you could fly in space?
11. How do you feel when you come back from the space?
12. How is time perceived in space? Does it run different?
13. Which colors do you see from space?
14. Have you ever thought of coming back before the end of the mission?
15. How has your life changed since you are an astronaut?
16. Were you relaxed or nervous when the spaceship was about to be launched?
17. Do you ever get sick when you turn upside down in the spaceship?
18. What it feels like to get launched into space? Did you feel like being pushed or was the spaceship launch slow?
19. Is the myth of the aliens true?
20. Is it cold or warm in the Space? Is the temperature always the same in the space station?