ISS Schoolcontact op 28 oktober om 10:13 lokale tijd

Op 28 oktober om 10:13 (lokale tijd) volgt er weer een schoolcontact met ISS. Het wordt een direct contact tussen 2 scholen en Paolo Nespoli. Het contact wordt gehouden in de Italiaanse taal en zal in een groot deel van Europa te ontvangen zijn. De grondstations in de scholen zijn IQ5LU en IQ1SM. Tevens is het HAMTV station in ISS actief. De beelden hiervan zijn via de BATC te volgen

De 2 Italiaanse scholen zijn: Istituto  Tecnico Tecnologico “Enzo Ferrari” in Borgo A Mozzano en Liceo Statale “G.  D. Cassini” in Sanremo.

Hieronder volgen de beschrijvingen van de scholen en de vragen die door de kinderen gesteld gaan worden.

Bertus, PE1KEH


“Enzo Ferrari” Institute is located in Borgo a Mozzano, Lucca and is one by four schools of “Barga” Institute in Lucca,Tuscany.

“Enzo Ferrari” Institute is a secondary technical chemical school where teaching is focused on scientific subjects: math, physics, chemistry, biology and natural sciences.

The ARISS Chemistry space project will be an essential part of the School Curriculum – POF- (Annual educational plan) of the next school years and will involve students of the first and second classes, for the two year period 2016 – 2018 (10 classes, 200 students, 14-19).


The High School G.D. Cassini of Sanremo is part of the higher education school system of the Italian Republic and is located in Sanremo. The Institute is named the scientist “Gian Domenico Cassini”, as well as the Cassini-Huygens Mission. Our School is considered to be one of the most ancient Italian higher education schools, its foundation being established in 1859 during the Savoy monarchy. Three study specializations are available: classical, scientific and linguistic. At the end of this type of school, lasting five years, students who pass the State Exam can access any university departments. (1100 students, 14-19).


Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:

(Translation into English)

1. How long did it take you to get used to the absence of gravity?
2. What is your latest scientific discovery?
3. What kind of eating habits do you have to follow in space?
4. Are there any daily dangerous situations on the ISS?
5. Is there anything about your astronaut training that turned out to be useful in your everyday life?
6. Have you ever risked your own life due to technical malfunctions on the
7. Which part of your educational path has turned out to be the most useful
8. What do you feel during a rocket launch?
9. How has the ISS changed since your first mission?
10. What do you usually do during the 6-hour ride before arriving on the ISS?
11. What are the biggest physical problems you have when coming back to Earth?
12. Is the adaptation to the space station environment different from the one simulated on Earth?
13. Which experiment do you think is the most important and why?
14. Are the malfunctions on the space station frequent?
15. What do you expect from the study of Quarks by using the MINI-EUSO?
16. Is there a doctor on the crew?
17. Why should you study the plankton bioluminescence from the ISS?
18. How do you produce the oxygen necessary for the all the crewmembers?
19. In the future will it be possible to remotely control robotic astronauts by RV (reality vision) with the development of the ARAMIS project?
20. What do you usually do in your spare time?
21. Where did your dream of becoming an astronaut come from?
22. Does your body suffer from any negative effects due to the high speed?
23. What kind of scholastic career did you choose to become who you are now?
24. What are the negative effects caused by weightlessness?
25. Which kind of diseases are more likely to be contracted on the ISS?
26. Have you got any Wi-Fi connection on the space station?
27. How is your typical day on the ISS planned?
28. What degree do you need to become an astronaut?
29. Have you ever felt as if you were in danger during any of the missions?
30. What would happen if you lost the radio waves with the Earth?
31. Which one of all the experiments you’ve worked on was/is the most interesting?
32. How many years does the space station have left?
33. How do you live your situation with family and friend when you are on a mission?
34. How long can EVAs (extravehicular activities) last for?
35. Did you have to prepare yourself for the ARTE experiment?
36. Are the plants still in bloom on the ISS?
37. Why do you have to conduct these experiments in space? Wouldn’t it be easier to study these topics from Earth, recreating microgravity conditions?
38. Have you ever been ill in outer space? What was it like?
39. What is your personal training program as related to the Orthostatic Tolerance project?
40. Have you ever quarreled on the space station?