ARISS contact planned for Youth Hostel «
La Foresta »,
Thursday, August 11 at approximately 08.49
UTC, which is 10.49 CEST, an ARISS contact is planned for Youth Hostel « La
Foresta » in
Since 2009, at the Youth Hostel « La
Foresta » near
The programme combines the study of Earth
with the study of Space and Space exploration and a big role game. Children are
invited to imagine themselves as « Aliens » landed on our Planet and to
participate every day to a different “
The Hostel has been equipped with two
big hemispheres (two “space ships”) placed in the forest and equipped with
laboratories, GPS instruments, telescope, big screen to project films,
computers, sky maps, library with educational materials. It has been the first
program of this kind in
Children keep a daily log book and for every
mission there is a report filmed by youngsters. Every evening a film or a
documentary on Earth or Space is shown. The programme “Astronauts in
The ARISS event will probably be webcast on streaming video by http://www.livestream.com/AMSAT_Italia
The conversation will be in English.
Students will ask as many of following questions as time allows:
1. How was the travel from earth to the ISS?
2. Is it noisy in the ISS?
3. In our hostel we recycle the water from the rain for the toilet, Is it true that you too recycle all the water and liquid in the ISS?
4. We are living in a forest: have you got any plant in the ISS?
5. We read that every morning a different music awoke you. Which was this morning?
6. We are attending a camp in the nature, training to become astronauts, could you please give us a trick for our training?
7. As you on the ISS, we too work with other people in our team and share all our time together. Sometimes living together is difficult. Is the same for you?
8. What do you miss mostly of nature?
9. How hot is inside and outside the ISS?
10. Now you are above the clouds! How is to live so many days without rain?
11. Does your hair grow faster in the ISS?
12. We heard that a lot of astronauts lost their smell sense in the space. Did it happen to you?
13. What do you do to relax yourself?
14. Can you see the moon phases from your window?
15. Which was your dream job when you were a little kid?
16. Have you brought something with you from home on ISS?
17. Do you think that we are alone in the universe?
18. In which way are you in contact with your relatives from ISS?
19. Did you do a walk in space outside the ISS?
20. How much was your training important for your job?
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 onboard 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.
Gaston Bertels, ON4WF