Wednesday, 13 January 2016

ARISS connection with the Secondary School of First Instance "Benedetto Croce", Civate, Italy

Follow the event live Wednesday January 13, 2016 , starting at 11:30 (early contact with the ISS at 12:29 )
Will answer students' curiosity American NASA astronaut Tim Kopra , to the ISS in December 2015, flight engineer of Expedition 46 commander and the upcoming Expedition 47

A successful ARISS telebridge contact was held atScuola Secondaria di Primo Grado “Benedetto Croce”, Civate, Italy on January 13, 2016 through amateur ground station VK5ZAI in Australia. The astronaut for the contact was Tim Kopra, KE5UDN, using callsign NA1SS. 20 student questions were answered.

There was an audience of 150 students, teachers, administrators and guests and the event was covered by a local TV station and newspaper. Audio of the event was carried by the amateur radio services Echolink and IRLP.  

The connection will be made telebridge mode, with the support of the Australian station VK5ZAI operated by Tony Hutchison.
Here the official announcement from the site of ARISS Europe: